Short stories are always fun to read, and a welcome break from novels. This book has three short stories, and is a short read.
The first story sees an investigation into a murder. At first glance, it kind of looks like a closed room mystery, but who, of the people there, wanted Ajeet dead? The second story has the protagonist going to office on her birthday. The demands for a party lead to an impromptu celebration, but what happens on the way there? The third story sees a girl’s attempt to catch the eye of the handsome stranger who has recently moved in. She’s succeeds in her attempt. Or does she?
As I read the second story, I was hoping that there would be a twist at the end. It didn’t come. The third one brought a smile. Each of the stories makes me wonder about bad luck, how one decision might have changed the outcome of each story. But in the first two stories, it’s more about the character of people that turns the story the way it does. None of the stories have an unpredictable end, but still are engaging in their brevity. At the end of the last story, I knew why the granny had been silent too.
I think this is a good book when you’re having fifteen minutes to kill at a waiting area. I liked what I read, but I am hoping the author’s next collection is a proper story collection, with longer stories, and more number of stories as well.
|Title: Just Another Day|
|Author(s): Piyusha Vir||Genre: Fiction|
|ISBN/ASIN: B079S3NG3M||Publisher: Readomania|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
27th February 2018)