Tales of the unaccepted: short stories of outsiders & misfits, dystopia & delusion.
B. Mamatha writes about human nature through the lens of extraordinary events: here are people reacting to terrible transformation, dystopian worlds, delusion, and the everyday struggle for grace.
The Burner Fallacy
A factory worker dreams of pulling off a life insurance scam – all he has to do is survive the furnace.
A cantankerous store keeper recalls a life in the middle of nowhere, and the workshy shop boy who tried to put him right. Big dreams; bigger delusions.
A young girl develops an unnatural gift. Her parents don’t react well.
After the Wake
A grieving man builds a robot dog … but who brings whom to life?
A musician leaves his orchestra, only to find they go further without him. So it goes.
Unhappily married, until the lady vanishes. Or does she?
A phone call in the early hours, guilt, and the dangers of predicting the future.