Cafe Latte : Eighteen Unusual Short stories
Guest Editors : Shayantani Dutta sen, Reshma Bhatnagar
Published by : Renu Kaul Verma( Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd.)
Pages No. : 1-190 pps.
INTRODUCTION : I am very surprised to look at the personal note ( loads of love), followed my the author's signature , soon I leafed through the book. It some how made me fill special.There is always a subtle magic lingering around the personal notes .
As mentioned, eighteen unusual stories are truly unusual, few bizarre, few heart touching, few thought provoking .All the stories are very simple, but carrying a deep message which can transform the readers.
Here I am just trying to give a glimpse of all the stories
Temple Of the King: Temple of the king is a conversation bettwen a teacher and a student , It's a simple , beautiful story which stuck a chord in me.
26 Down town : The story revolves around two strangers who wait for a train. few strange consequences leave the reader shocked.
Code of honor : This is the story of a army chief who writes a letter to his son , inspiring him to become a soldier like him. Purely patriotic and beautiful.
The jazz player : I actually didn't understand the plot as the narrative was a little confusing and I cannot judge it.
Let me Help You Die : This is really funny story between a patient and a doctor. The doctor is fed up By the patien's frequent suisides and decides to kill him. What happens next is the crux of the story.
The Black widow : I can say that this is partly a love story, but the genre suddenly changes at the climax.
The Lion ,The lepoard and The Hyena : This is a conversation between a boss and his employee which is a little wired and funny but actually made a lot of sense.
A rose for her : This is the story I loved the most. It's very simple, very short but very beautiful. It's about a boy who Buys a rose to his mother everyday from a girl near his school. The climax is really heart throbing and lamenting too . It made me shed tears.
The Highway Called life : This story too is very beautiful . It's the success story of a deaf girl who was rejected by her mother and her relatives but her father stood by her and supported her ,giving her his love and affection.
The choosen One : This is a funny story actually. It's about a guy who doesn't want to work in his father's undergarmants shop and opts a job in a call centre. What happens next is really funny.
Home sweet home : Parts of the plot have left me confused , but as the story came to an end all made sense. This is the story of compassion towards other creatures around.
The Other Side : this is about a married working woman ,who has a darkside in her life.This story disturbed me.
The Dream chaser :This story is about a small kid who is very poor but mad about cinema. One day he decides to buy the whole show in a theatre . what happens next is really serendiptious.
The Gaurdian Angel : Another heart throbing story . No words to say . It is just to be read and savoured.
Every mouse Ain't a mickey mouse: This too is a funny story of a Guy who strives to become rich But ends up in an unusual place.
Smart TV : Funny one. It revolves around a family . Husband brings a Smart TV to the house, his wife scolds him but his daughter is happy . What happens when they On the TV is the crux of the plot
True Lies : A lamenting but inspiring story of a girl who decides to commit suicide but gains courage and hope by listening to pressing stories of others.
Writer's Block : This is a funny conversation between a robber and a publisher. Here lies the reason behind the title of the book.
ISBN : 978-93-82711-44-5