I’ve been writing since I was a kid of thirteen, although what I wrote then was mostly along the lines of terrible, terrible poems filled with puns that only I thought were funny. Occasionally, I dabbled in prose.
Then, I discovered The Internet. And with it, fanfiction.
The very first fanfic I ever wrote was for The Pretender, a show that I still have a lingering fondness for, despite its conspiracy-theories-on-crack plot. I then graduated to writing fanfic for Harry Potter, and then for Firefly, and then it just ballooned into a great big ball of many fandoms competing for my time. I was writing every day, and I loved it.
And then, I started presenting my short stories on All India Radio. I forget how exactly I got into it, I remember my English teacher from college asked me to contribute something for a ‘talent’ show by the college, and then it just grew from there. Hmm. A lot of similarities between the two stories.
My foray into original flash fiction was pretty much the same, it started with a lingering dissatisfaction with the way Indian mythology was depicted in fiction (specifically, televised fiction) and then – again – it grew from there.
You can find all of my fiction here. Yes, even fan fiction, which isn’t technically ‘original’.
All fiction here is © SS Kuruganti. Feel free to share or link, though! Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated. As are comments, compliments, general squee, and linkage.
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The Vyathaka Puranas
The Vyathaka Puranas are a series of flash fiction stories based on Indian mythology. Some of them are vignettes set in the time of the actual legend, some of them are stories based on legends, while still others are spin offs of our most famous myths. All are based on Indian myths and legends.
I presented some of my flash fiction on All India Radio, as part of their ‘Yuuvaani’ programme. I’ll be updating those stories on this site in time. These stories are not based on a central theme, they were written based on the whisperings of my flighty muse.
I started out in fanfiction, and I return to it from time to time, dabbling in fandoms that I fall in love with. You can find most of my recent drabbles here. Featuring fanfic from Rockstar, Talaash, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Chronicles of Narnia.