It gives us immense pleasure to present this anthology of short stories – ADVENT. This is the maiden offering of HydRAW (Hyderabad Readers and Writers) through Eka Publishers by 11 authors who live in the same city, the Pearl City of Hyderabad, yet have diverse background and age groups.
Eka Publishers was set up by a group of experts with clear vision of supporting upcoming authors.
HydRAW is a sanctuary for all interested in reading and writing formed with the objective to be a bridge between readers and writers. The book is at the centre of our mission. Advent is just the beginning of a long series of titles that will be published by us in months and years to come. We hope you like reading this as much as we did in putting it together.
Excerpt from the book: Two days had gone past in the usual hustle and bustle of a traveller bound within a stipulated time. And here I stood — holding the latch of my hotel window, looking at the sleeping town, and realizing that I did forget something.
And every forgetfulness that comes as a price for our own practical preferences is heavy to breathe in.
Nothing bonds like similar scars. And somehow, while you hate each other as much for witnessing the same circle of suffering and disappointments that caused you pain, you dig people out who can identify your source of pain without you speaking about it.
Nobody can live till old age without experiencing a loss. Every loss is painful. In fact, the more we experience loss, the more we look for something to hold on to. Every scar caused by a deep love is filled and refilled with a lighter love. But love, nevertheless.
- Excerpt from Story "Time Paradox"
Backcover quote: The stories have been put together like a potpourri bowl. Each adds a distinct essence to the fragrance. A great read.
-- Aditya KV. Author, Daitya Diaries