Jeff Soesbe's "The Very Difficult Diwali of Sub-Inspector Gurushankar Rajaram" (novelette, humor, free)
Travails of a cop on crowd control duty on a festival day in a future Bangalore. Sometimes funny (after a slow start).
Plot includes little kids driving a herd of genetically modified elephants to a crowded location full of revelers to protest about something, government bent on killing both kids & elephants to avoid stampede when they arrive, unsuccessful efforts of a bunch of smart genetically modified monkeys to halt the herd's progress, good hearted cop's efforts to resolve the situation peaceably for everyone... Eventually, happy ending.
Too much drama, but I generally liked it.
Fact sheet.First published: DayBreak Magazine, 16 October 2009.
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