The May 2014 issue (Vol.02 Issue. 08) of eFiction India magazine describes their theme as follows: “This month’s issue is all about celebrating our flaws and giving them a shape that makes them truly flaw(e)some.”
Flawed indeed, is the central character in my story titled ‘Gardening‘ that appears in this issue. I was happy to receive the following feedback from the editorial staff on my submission:
“One of our favourite submissions this month. An immensely novel plot that begins rather quaintly and then ends with a delightfully unnerving twist. Beautiful use of imagery and colour.”
Some people in my close circle who read it, however, did not like it. Perhaps the story is flawed, too. Anyway, I’m always thankful for negative feedback and I would like to encourage readers to openly provide it. The story begins very early one morning with the arrival of a twelve-year-old girl, Suzie, at the doorstep of her neighbor Ms. Anderson who is already up at dawn to pursue her passion for gardening. “Ms. Anderson, have you seen my cat?” Suzie asks her.
Read on to find out what happens next. Here is the online PDF version of the magazine: http://www.efictionindia.in/wp-content/uploads/2014/Magazine/Vol.02Issue.08/Vol.02Issue.08.pdf, containing an enjoyable collection of engaging stories by my fellow contributors.
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