Bear-faced lies & other fictions

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Disconcerting, double-edged and bittersweet: short stories that are both preposterous & entirely believable – they linger long after the telling.

B. Mamatha writes allegories, twisted fairy tales and inventive, memorable fiction.

Out of Nature

Both heroes and villains are bears. One is the hunted and the other the hunter – yet the lines between the two are often blurred. It ends bloodily.

The Party

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. Unless social norms dictate otherwise.

Company Business

Ungainly outsider Famke’s life is derailed by a mysterious job offer. Putting it right takes him into a nightmarish city of concrete, corporatism … and beautiful friendship

Each Day, the Sun

A tale of two sisters at the edge of the known world. Life, death, unshakeable love, and petty rivalries.

The Plague House

A young boy is one of the few survivors of an illness that has destroyed the world. When a stranger invades his sanctuary, he finds his existence under threat once more.

Of Icarus

An an old man recounts a story he once heard, and which he still believes – of the day the wind stopped and children flew.


ISBN: 978-0992939465