You must read these short but engaging stories that leave you wanting for more. “THESE CIRCUSES THAT SWEEP THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE “, aptly titled for a mind game that these stories provide, they leave you on a quest that you want to ask the author, Tejaswini Apte-Rahm…and then …then what exactly happened? They take you on a ride, with unexpected twists and delve into the psychotic side of human nature.
A compilation of 10 stories which underwrite to take you into the shadowy boundary of darkness. There’s a fanatical collector of beetles who finds out too late where his obsession has led him. A young woman falls madly in love with a dead superstar. Four friends meet for drinks one evening only to find that their friendship is not what it seems. A schoolgirl in Bombay struggles to find stability within the dark space of her family life. There is a chilling story about a woman who inexplicably finds pieces of cotton strewn around her house.
And there is the menace of the title story which begins with murder and violence. But perhaps the most relatable and scary story here is about a woman who is stuck in a gigantic mall for a year because she cannot find the exit. If you’ve ever felt like you’re going in circles while shopping in a maze-like mall then this story is going to keep you up at night!
Author’s website: www.tejaswiniapterahm.com