Story — By Abhishek Mukherjee

Story -- By Abhishek Mukherjee

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What’s the story that is going to unfold in the following conversation between mother and son? Is it a simple childhood tale or a spine-chilling one??\n

Here’s an excerpt from the story: Ma… Hmm?? Won’t you tell me a story, Ma?

You have turned eight today. You shouldn?t ask me to read to you! It is time you started reading them on your own. When I was your age…?\n?Yes, I know, I know what is coming. When you were my age, you read everything by yourself, and never bothered granny. But I do read a lot by myself. You know that!?\n?Fine, you read, but you still pester me to read to you.?\n?Ma, it is my birthday today.?\n?Don?t start blackmailing me again!?\n?What is blackmailing??\n?Nothing. It is a terrible thing. What story do you want today? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory??\n?Tell me other stories. Real ones.?\n?Really? What are these real stories??\n?My stories. Our stories.

About the Author : Abhishek Mukherjee is a statistician, writes for CricketCountry, and is a wonderful blogger and writer.
Connect :?Blog, Facebook and Twitter?
This story is part of our latest book?- Jukebox?: A collection of stellar short stories by budding writers of India. An outcome of ?Melonade – A nationwide writing competition by writersmelon.?
Excerpts of all shortlisted stories are available?here.?
Do buy a copy of the book to support this initiative by Writersmelon.

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