Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul

Dark Things fractured fairy tales indian mythology
Dark Things: Between the Shadow and the Soul  is an anthology of fantasy flash fiction based on Indian mythology.

The book was first published as a series of posts on my blog – one a week, for a whole year. We’ve seen hundreds of books and TV shows based on Greek and Roman myths – Percy Jackson, Clash of the Titans, Immortals, Gods Behaving Badly – the list goes on.

So where is all the fiction based on Indian mythology?

Well, one piece of writing advice I take to heart is: write what ou would like to read.

So here it is.

Set as an anthology of 22 short stories framed as fractured fairy tales from Indian mythology, this book is sure to delight lovers of the unusual.

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Enter a world where demons fall in love with deities, the unquiet dead are exorcised with food, and the love story of a shape shifter and an ordinary man ends in tragedy.

Rearranging age old tales from Indian mythology into something new, this collection of fractured fairy tales will delight lovers of the unusual.

8 Comments

  1. Lalitha Rachapudi

    The video narrative is interesting Sudha. The plot is intriguing coz… So many stories to be unveiled from the indian mythology. Can’t but appreciate your source and idea. The style is definitely entertaining….as it should be. Good work.

    • Thank you so much, ma’am! =) Your kind words mean a lot to me.

      So many stories to be unveiled from the indian mythology. Can’t but appreciate your source and idea.

      I’ve slowly gotten annoyed with the fantasy books and films we see nowadays, either it’s all knights and kings of a quasi European kingdom, or vampires and werewolves running around howling/loving/snarling at humans. You even see all this creativity devoted to retelling of classic European fairy tales like ‘Red Riding Hood’ or ‘Snow White’ – three movies already out on the same two stories – and I wished someone would do a retelling of some of our own legends and myths.

      And, like I said, I’ve always heard that you should write what you would want to read. I’m so glad you liked the idea. I’m looking forward to your comments on the stories themselves, a new one is out every Friday.

      The video narrative is interesting

      I’m glad you liked the trailer (as such). In these days of book trailers, I thought it was a fun thing to do. =)

  2. S, I know you sent this to me on FB ages ago, but I marked it as “Watch later” and promptly forgot about it. I didn’t realize that this was an intro to the stories you’ve been posting. I love the execution!

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