Stumbling up on a piece of memory
Anyways... That's not what I wanted to tell you all about. One of my friends (my best friend) wrote the preface for my short stories and reading it now... Ah! Can't tell you how I feel about it. I'm going to put down that piece of writing in exact words as he wrote it -
It gives us the greatest pleasure to introduce the writing of our fellow student, Sambhu Sankar, not only as personal friends but as those who have watched and enjoyed his development as an artist. From constrained fluttering at the beginning to full fledged careful stories with his own distinctive style, it has been as much single pointed determination and hard work on his part as inspiration.
What we find most appealing in his stories is a native tang, a distinctive Indianess that expresses urban life as we college students know it. What makes his writing so enjoyable and believable is how it deals with the emotions and feelings of ordinary people and situations such as any of us may encounter in our lives.
We do not claim that the stories are perfect. Far from it, however, we hope that the reader would receive this collection as the creative attempts of a budding writer than the accomplishments of a seasoned professional and take these stories to heart in the same way that we have done.
And for those who're interested, you can read one of the stories (Sneak-peek is a funny business!) that I had in that book by clicking here. Also I've got another story (The Encounter) that I completed yesterday in there. Click here to get to that story page. Do leave your critical comments. Your responses would go a long way in making me an established story teller that I aspire to be.