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Stories for grown-ups

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Twenty four children pen 12 stories in ‘Incandescence’

If 24 school students get together and write 12 short stories, what topics would they cover? ‘ Incandescence: XII brilliant stories’, published by Quill Club Writers, has 12 stories penned by students of Sloka, The Hyderabad-based Waldorf School. The anthology series has students exploring subjects as varied as human relationships, hostage drama, illusions, moral and social responsibilities and the need for introspection.

All these stories written by the students are adult fiction and do not fall into the children’s fiction category. The students show remarkable insights into behavioural patterns, plot development and story construction.

Hemant Kumar and Ruchira Mittal, who founded Quill Club Writers publishing house, act as mentors and encourage students from across the country to attempt mainstream fiction. The publishing house selected 24 student writers from Sloka, divided them into 12 teams of two members each for this project. While the stories were written by the students, editors from the publishing house stepped in to proof read, design the book’s cover and embellish and improve the stories where necessary.

Incandescence… (Rs. 270) will soon be available in leading book stores and e-commerce portals.

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Printable version | Jan 25, 2020 3:07:58 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/stories-for-grownups/article6673089.ece

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