Agnidal 4, the fourth annual edition of Agnishatdal contains the works and interviews of its authors. I will talk about the works only because I took most of the interviews.
Lyapunov’s children by Troy David Loy- Great piece, a scary warning in my opinion regarding what human beings will do if they become really powerful, powerful enough to play with planets and stars!
Vikram and Vetal by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy- I have read 25 stories of a book named Vetal Panchvingshati as a child, and then I have watched the TV show, don’t remember this one, I so enjoy Raghu’s stories, his choice and storytelling is awesome!
Middle of nowhere, now here by Dom Collucci- Beautiful and peaceful!
Friendx by Brieuc Martin Onraet- It is a fantastic story excluding the apocalyptic part, but in today’s environment it sounds ominously real! Brieuc is an awesome storyteller without a doubt! Loved the ending of this story the most! It’s a beautiful tribute to his son in law.
The drover by Pat Ritter- Pat is a marvelous storyteller. He makes the Australian outback come alive through his stories. They are fascinating reads! This one shares the story of a young drover and his rise.
Political Propaganda by Saptarchi- Good piece, and we all are tired of these cunning games!
Religion by Bitter Pill- An interesting take on religion, quite balanced, part of a series published in the ezine.
Prophets of God by Brendan- A painful story about human beings and their cruelty, how they first abuse prophets and then worship them when they are dead!
Horror and Hope by Citizen Null- the effects of Trump’s reign is really horrible for common US citizens, it is tragic and sad!
Khola Akash by Labanya- a fantastic piece of poetry in Bengali.