A Moments Indulgence is a collection of 10 short stories from all over the world. The title of the book has been inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s poem by the same name.
In general, short stories are special. There is something comforting about sitting down curling up in a corner with a cup of coffee and a short story book in hand, as your mind indulges in a moment here and there from your busy life. There is a sense of familiar when you are able to finish a story, when you can skip a story, and then go back again. In today’s world obsessed with everything instant, short stories attempt to fit somewhere in your schedule and momentarily port you to a different world.
Indulge in a short but thrilling experience as these ten short stories take you into a world of suspense, adventure, anticipation, courage and hope.
The collection features a host of characters and conflicts that are diverse, and yet easy to relate to. Varied tones and elements have been used to craft the details of each story so that the stories are uncomplicated and entertaining.
Kiyoshi: A young girl living in the small town of Kituski, Japan, is getting married to a man who is as old as her father. The story delves into the emotions she experiences on her wedding day.
The House: Curiosity gets the better of two children who have just met, when forgetting where they needed to be, they decide to explore an old house that looks menacing and seems deserted.
Kofi and Ebele: In the deep jungles of the Benoue National Park in Cameroon, two brave souls endeavor to walk through the dense foliage. Cautiously, but with measured gait, they tread on hostile ground, looking and searching until they find what they are looking for. But will it be too late?
The Goddess of Kumortoli: Look at the magnificent and intense religious festival of West Bengal known as Durga Pujo, through the eyes of the idol maker Arpit Mondol as he puts the finishing touches to the Goddess who he calls ‘Ma.’
A Stranger in the City: What would you do if one day a stranger gets into your car and he tells you he has a bomb?
The Neighbor at #406: Irene May has just moved into a new house in Frittenden. Things start getting uncanny when she spots an elderly lady staring at her house.
Jackal’s Cave: In the pretty hill station of Kalimpong is a century old boarding school. Behind one of the girls cottages inside the school lies a dreaded cave of jackals. Four friends venture to explore it one afternoon and end up having an unforgettable experience.
The White Dove: A legendary boat in the Andaman Islands is famously known to be unsinkable. A young couple holidaying in the islands, discover more.
The Soothsayer: Devraj Basappa is a small boy with a big gift. He can see the future! However he has trouble making the people closest to him take him seriously. And then it all changes one night.
The Innocent: A man walks into an apartment where he finds a girl sleeping. He is convinced about what he needs to do, but will he really go through with it?