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LU B.A English Fiction and Short Fiction 2015 Question Paper

University : Lucknow University Question Paper Type: Old Years / Previous Years Questions 2015 Question Paper Code: A-3 Course: B.A (Part I) Examination 2015 (For Regular Only) English Second Paper Subject: Fiction and Short Fiction Time All...
by University Question Papers on Aug 30, 2016

Home Sweet Home!

He loves to be at home, almost deliriously. Home... sweet home! Some place where you follow the same delicious routine- everyday, day after day. His mother and sisters hovering around him, giving him mouth-watering meals at the appropriate hours-so r...
by Our Funarena on Jul 13, 2016

A Politician And A Pugilist!

The spectre of being powerlessness scares him stiff. He has been winning the elections in that little state of the Indian republic last four consecutive times and has been a minister on different occasions enjoying immense bouts of power. Thanks to h...
by Our Funarena on Jun 14, 2016

The Fiefdoms And The Chieftains!

He was right royally amused by what happened—not only by the reactions, but more by the deep-rooted feeling of a rather inexplicable insecurity embedded in them. He was new to the city and was trying to gather as much information as possible about...
by Our Funarena on Jun 5, 2015

The Experiment with "The Other Car"

Hey, I don't usually talk much inside baseball here about my science fiction writing here - how and why I make decisions to get my stories published in this place or that, or try to get them published - but I thought you might enjoy a little of the s...

Science Fiction and Music: A Personal Account

Science fiction and music have been two of my passions every since I was kid in the 1950s, when stories about space and time travel, and rock 'n' roll, were in their first, separate golden ages.   But, for me, they were intertwined.  I'd he...

The State of my Short Fiction at the Start of 2015

Hey, I don't talk enough about my short fiction, which I enjoy writing every bit as much as my novels.   But it's been percolating along with publications the past few years, so I thought I'd provide a little summary of what's been going on and...

What is, The Unwritten? Find out FREE on Wattpad. Experience, the cliffhanger, as its being written!

This past summer I started playing with a site called, Wattpad. An author I know from Facebook, Louis Shalako, was posting parts of a book he calls, "The Mysterious Case of Betty Blue". I wasn't paying much attention to things till I started to wonde...
by Murdockinations on Oct 27, 2014

What is, The Unwritten? Find out FREE on Wattpad. Experience, the cliffhanger, as it's being written!

[ My editor said she had trouble finding links tomy story on her iPad to just to be clear,here is the STORY LINK referred to.]New parts posted to Wattpad weekly, or more frequentlyThis past summer I started playing with a site called, Wattpad. A...
by Murdockinations on Oct 27, 2014

Book Review: Little Visible Delight

Often the most powerful and moving stories are generated by writers who return time and again to a particular idea, theme, or image. Obsession in a writer’s imagination can lead to accomplishment or to self-destruction. Consider Poe and his pal...
by A Word Please on Jan 8, 2014

Life: Mother And Son!

“Hello sonny dear?...You sound a little disturbed, tell me what’s on your mind.”“Err…mom!...You know how much I love you…how I care for you!”“I know son, go ahead.”“You know I work long hours at a place a quite far off from our ho...
by Our Funarena on Nov 30, 2013

Humor: Ring…Ring…Ring…Are You Ready?

Haven’t you already observed a helluva lot of times that your cell phone bursts out ringing at the most awkwardly wrong moments?  Like you’ve lathered up nicely and about to put your razor to work…you mobile rings. You can’t take the ris...
by Our Funarena on Nov 19, 2013

Sunday Suspense: Frenzy!

A Still From Hitchcock Classic Frenzy Dinkar stood hunched, a knife in his hand. He was agitated and tense. The situation was getting out of hand. He had to do something now—something permanent and final. He could tolerate it no longer.
by Our Funarena on Nov 10, 2013

Humor In Corruption: The Grateful Bribe Taker!

The corrupt are the most despicable creatures infesting our Mother Earth in large numbers, particularly India. This is just not right not to be seriously critical about it. However some amount of humor in corrupt practices is always there to tickle y...
by Our Funarena on Sep 24, 2013

Humor In Corruption: The Grateful Bribe Taker!

The corrupt are the most despicable creatures infesting our Mother Earth in large numbers, particularly India. This is just not right not to be seriously critical about it. However some amount of humor in corrupt practices is always there to tickle y...
by Our Funarena on Sep 24, 2013

Humor In Corruption: The License To Drive Your Hurdles Away!

The corrupt are the most despicable creatures infesting our Mother Earth in large numbers, particularly India. This is just not right not to be seriously critical about it. However some amount of humor in corrupt practices is always there to tickle y...
by Our Funarena on Sep 8, 2013

Recommended book: Oblivious by Neil Schiller

      Many people say that they don’t like reading short stories because they are not well written, they don’t have enough words to really let you get to know characters, the endings are always disappointing etc. etc. I ...
by BestsellerBound Recommends on Dec 16, 2012

Dionne Lister Take Us Into Dark Spaces

Today I’m happy to introduce author Dionne Lister. I recently had the pleasure of reading her short story collection Dark Spaces. I’m always tantalized by that glimpse into the dark side, and Dionne offers some fascinating snapshots with...
by A Word Please on Dec 6, 2012

An Inside View Of A Haunted Mind

Nigel Price has MURDER on his mind. If that line grabbed your attention, you need to read Maria Savva’s new book Haunted. This is a chilling look into the mind of an ordinary man with an extraordinary secret. Maria is here to talk to us about h...
by A Word Please on Nov 22, 2012

Humor: The Absent Minded Professor And The Adamant Elevator!

That was a very hectic day at work and he got really late. Finally he cleared the last file on the desk, picked up his briefcase and hurried towards the elevator or the lift as you may prefer to call it. His office was on the fourth floor and natura...
by Our Funarena on Sep 25, 2012
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