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Tamed Fantasies (tiny tale)


The world was beautiful.

The road was clean.

The air was fresh.

He stumbled, fell and tasted dirty water.

The world was grey.

The road was damaged.

The air was polluted.

A pothole had brought him out of his tamed fantasies.

(Written as a participatory post for The Daily Prompt Tame)

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Superficial Toys



The world we live in is such that we happily discuss reality shows, but get bored if the discussion turns towards the ‘real’ reality: the social, political and economic problems we are facing today.

Our world is the new Rome where people are busy enjoying bread and circuses.

If the condition of our race is getting worse every day,

If we are unable to fight diseases and poverty,

Despite the advances in medicine and technology,

Then all these machines and computers,

Are just superficial toys,

Who are playing with us, and not we with them.

-AZ Damudi

(This is a participatory post for the WordPress Daily Post’s prompt ‘Superficial’.)


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“The Shattered Plate” – A short story by AZ Damudi (ebook in PDF format)


Dear friends,

Quite some time ago, I had written a short story which I have converted into an ebook in the PDF format.

Open this post to get the download link Continue reading ““The Shattered Plate” – A short story by AZ Damudi (ebook in PDF format)”

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Thank you JK Rowling! For inspiring me as a reader and a writer


I had just finished my quarterly exams and was on a vacation trip at my sister’s place in a remote town near Mysore. One morning, as I descended to the living room, I saw my cousins glued to the TV watching something. Munching a piece of buttered toast, I asked them what were they watching. “Harry Potter” they replied in unison. I joined them and within minutes Continue reading “Thank you JK Rowling! For inspiring me as a reader and a writer”