the weird fiction of Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
This is the best writing I have read in a while.Is there any more?
Thanks! I'll put up some links to other stories in the sidebar.
Awesome piece, Jp. Reminded me of the scenes from the movie, The Count of Monte Cristo. Chilling and gripping. Do post more. I'll get my students to read and write papers...
Thanks for reading!What do you teach?
This is incredibly well written!
Amazing piece. Appreciate it Mate !
wow..that is some awesome writing! Great stuff! is it ok if i share this with friends?
great read! awaiting more content on this blog. eagerly.
Thanks everyone. I've updated the sidebar with links to a couple more of my online stories. I'll probably share a few more of my stories at the rate of one a month over the next two or three months at which point, having exhausted my backlog, I'll be forced to start writing new ones!
Very well done, JP! You need to focus your energies on an anthology of your short fiction.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, William! And that is definitely something I need to work towards, you're right.
It was a nice read. Have you ever read a Malayali writer called O. V. Vijayan? Large swathes of the story brought to mind his excellent set of stories "Allegories of Power", in both writing style and content.However, I did have one problem with the story: I knew the end the moment I read the line: "He would carry on, in some form; the shedding of his body only meant that a new stage had been reached and my own death was now nearer."
Thanks! I've only read Vijayan's novels, not his short fiction. I'm not sure what you think happens in the end of the story - that line is hardly a big give-away as far as my intentions are concerned. However, your interpretation is probably as valid as mine.
I didn't mean that that line is a big giveaway, just that at that moment everything in the story simply came together in my head, and I was sure about the end.Stupid to have quoted it, though, it was a misguided attempt at alluding to the moment.I read the other two stories, and liked both. I really loved Aranya's Last Voyage, somehow I find that SF just ends up with better short stories.
No, it's a valid comment. I just wondered what your interpretation was. BTW, could you mail me your contact details? I will be in Madras at the end of the month. I like writing short stories the best and yes, most of my favourite spec fic is in the short format. :)
Fascination is now called ED. :)
That's the one.