She Seeks is the fifth book of short stories in the “She” series. Written by women around the world from various backgrounds, this book explores the methods people use to “navigate a complex world”.
A desire to revisit the past, or nostalgia, is one aspect of this discovery process. Another is the investigation of a problem and the various solutions available, maybe even gain some self-realization for future growth and capabilities.
The SHE project’s main aim is to provide a creative platform for women’s voices and their reflections from daily lives. None of the authors come from a ‘purely literary’ background – and yet, as scientists, bankers, professors, engineers, managers and homemakers, they all have a story to share.
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The Purple Star – by Sindhu Sudheer
The Purple Star is a fantasy about power and prophecy.
This is “large” story, with a lot going on. Many characters, tales within tales, of feuds and power struggles. It is reminiscent of the Harry Potter story.
There are parts that are very decriptive and these are the best parts. There are other parts where the short story format has compelled the author to tell us rather than let the story develop. It is easy to read, despite the wordiness and it flows nicely towards the end. The struggle between the forces of good and evil is the basis and the probability of the fulfillment of the prophecy is the mystery. We are as mystified as Aira as to what is happening, even as we know there’s something funny going on. Overall, a good story, worthy of a longer format. The short story format definitely hogties the tale.
At the end, I’m left wondering, though, is there something faintly religious about these stories of the coming of the avenger, defender, saviour?
What do you think?