Truth and Story

On Christmas day I heard this story about Truth and Story on RTE Radio 1. I absolutely loved it. Here is a small snippet. You can read the whole story here.


Once upon a time, long ago, in a land far away, two beautiful women named Truth and Story lived on the outskirts of town. Each thought herself the most attractive, so they quarreled until they decided to have a contest: whoever attracted the most attention while walking through the village would be considered the most beautiful.
 
Truth went first, confident that everyone seeks and wants to know Truth. To her chagrin, people began to turn away. As she reached the far side of the village, only a few people remained. Fearing that she would lose, she threw off her clothing and walked back through the town wearing nothing at all. When the remaining people saw her coming they closed their doors and shuttered their windows. By the time Truth returned to the starting point, in defeat, the village was deserted.


– Truth and Story. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.sanmateostorytellers.org/truth-and-story/

A-Z Book List: Y for Yellow

Another of those alphabets where I haven’t read any book starting with that letter. So I am going to go again with the book that I would like to read.

Name: The Yellow Wall Paper by  Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges

Genre: Horror, Psychology, Short Stories, Fiction, Classics

I remembered this because I saw a trailer for a movie with the same name or did I see it while I was browsing through the list of movies to pick and watch? I don’t remember now. But this name stuck with me. Found out that it was a 2012 movie which is based on this short story about a woman’s decline into mental illness. I haven’t read the story, just the synopsis, but that itself is enough to tell you that it can be very dreary and sad. These kind of stories always makes me sad. There are very mixed reviews for the movie. But the Goodreads has a very good rating for the book. I guess I should be in a particular mood to go through these kind of stories and not feel depressed at the end.

Let me see when I get the time to get around to it. If you have read this short story, do drop in your views or links to your views in the comments. Or if you have any other book starting with this alphabet that you have read and have enjoyed, please let me know of that too. Might come in handy next time 😉

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

A-Z Book List: N for Nine

I haven’t read many books which contains short stories. I like them, but I usually don’t buy books which consists of short stories alone. But when I had a gift coupon which allowed me to buy only very limited set of books, this one was one among them. Let’s get to the book now, before I explain all about it.

Name: Nine on Nine Stories by Nandita C Puri 

Genre: Short stories, Fiction, Indian Literature, Drama

Let’s start with the number of stars I gave this book in Goodreads. Two. Yes. So that speaks for itself. It was mostly about  women in India and their stories. So I thought may be it will have some nice ones like the Ladie Coupe. It did have a couple of good stories in it. But overall as a book is concerned, it wasn’t that great. It is a very small book as such. You can read it in two hours max, if you are an avid reader.

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here