Month: July 2013

Empty Head! (story)

by Nidadavolu Malathi. The tiny ripples keep moving even as they are soothing to the eyes, cool, calm, jaunty, and in unique patterns. A baby fish shot up as if from nowhere into the air, up some six inches and…

Two Pawns Lost by Poosapati Krishnamraju

It was past four in the afternoon, yet the late-April Sun was quite hot. Grandfather and Sitapati were at the chess table on the main verandah. The game was extremely tight. All of us gathered around too, each calling out…

Structure [silpam] in Telugu fiction

Stories evolve in a given culture, like their lifestyle, from their own environment. Readers and critics are required to critique a story from that perspective. On one hand, it would appear like applying modern criteria in assessing a work of…

The Redeemer by Dr. Kethu Viswanatha Reddy

I wasn’t sure about what the mother and daughter were whispering about to each other. I did not understand who provoked them and what forces were at play. My eldest daughter was stubborn. She said she would not go to…

The Window by Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry

O …n…e …o …n …e … The old stick is going slowly one foot after another. The hand, looking like a dried twig, is holding on to the worn out stick and going along with it. The concrete road, flooded…