The Jinx

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The killer was working with measured and smooth movements.
His actions seemed practised,like he had done this very same thing many, many times.
He was not hurried, savouring each strike as he dug a grave.
The whites of his teeth flashed as he laughed silently in joy.
Suddenly the desolation of the night was broken by the faint hum of a car engine.
He had just enough time to take cover as the car turned and the bright headlights lit the dark night.
The car came to a stop on the untended driveway.
Standing framed in the headlights was the silhouette of a woman.
Saritha was spooked by the moonless night. She had not anticipated coming in so late.
The discordant sound of metal striking the ground in the far distance made her pivot suddenly………excerpt from the short story, “The Black Overall.”

Thirteen tales that take you on a journey through space and time.
From ancient kingdoms to the modern-day megapolis.
From rural India to urban England.
Thirteen tales that are different yet connected.
Connected by the universality of emotions.
Connected by mysterious wooden warrior dolls.

Thirteen tales that warm, chill & surprise.

About the Author: Priya Jagan is the pen name for Mumbai based author, Priya Balasubramanian. She is an investor having previously worked in India and abroad in various investment banks. Her writings reflect her experiences and
interests. She is married and has an eight-year-old son.

As a child, the nightly routine of never sleeping without a story from her grandfather instilled a lifelong passion for great stories. Her pen name is a homage to her grandfather K Jagannathan, who believed she would be a writer one day. She believes that one can never be lonely if there is still a good book left to read.

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2019)
  • Author: Priya Jagan
  • ISBN-13: 9789389530117
  • Product Dimensions:  12.7 x 1 x 20.3 cm

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