I’m a huge proponent of the fact that not all tales need to be lengthy and long-winded to make an impact. Piyusha Vir’s ‘Just Another Day’ has proved this fact yet again. While the book would hardly take an hour to complete, the tales would linger on in your mind for quite awhile.
Every day, when we open the newspaper, we are greeted with tales of horror and terror in some part of the world. The incidents have become so common and frequent that we have become immune to human sorrow, depression, inhumanity and terrorism. It has all become ‘just another day’ for us! This is the theme explored by Piyusha in her short story collection. This is a collection of three tales whose plot justifies that name.
Each short story starts simply, moves quickly and then gets completely twisted at the end that you give a gasp of surprise.
All the three stories are narrated in the first person. The first one is a classic whodunit that keeps you guessing until the end. The second one will take a long time to get erased from your mind. Since the first two tales had a twist in the end, I thought of all possible twists for the third one. The author still managed to surprise me. It was nothing that I had thought of.
I cannot speak much about the stories as I don’t want to spoil the experience for the readers. The stories are well-written, flow easily and don’t have a single unnecessary word that could slow you down. Apart from a few blog posts, I haven’t read anything by this author before. Rest assured, I’m not going to miss anything by her hereafter. I would love to read more short stories from her pen.