Fabio Fernandes' "Ganesh, In the Afternoon" (short story, free): A formula for writing short fiction
My comments in this post are very biased, & hence are unlikely to have any use whatever for readers outside India.
Where I live, anything to do with Ganapati - the Hindu God of Luck, who's also a key figure in this story - is worth a look. The most energetic religious festival in Bombay is dedicated to him, & some of the most loved children's stories feature him.
Caution: This story depicts him in a crude way. "Elephant God" & description of how his anatomy affects his life don't even begin to capture the images suggested by his lore.
Story summary.Ganapati, in his human avatar, is giving some gyan on how to write short fiction to a friend & disciple named Satyajit. I'm not sure if the disciple is a stand-in for Satyajit Ray.
As entertainment, it's generally mundane, but ... well ... it features Ganapati!
Fact sheet.First published: The Nautilus Engine, May 2009.
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