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Christmas Adventure – Hercule Poirot

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding - Hercule Poirot

A prank turns into misfortune. As a young girl lies in the snow, who in the Christmas party could be a murderer?

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A Book Review of Christmas Adventure… by the murder victim:

My name is Nancy Cardell.

I’m at Aunt Emily’s with seven other friends for Christmas. And a funny old man with his curious egg-shaped head, fierce moustache and piercing emerald-green eyes.

“It is my business to know things,” he says.

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Joy of a Good Short Story

Joy of Reading a Great Short Story

You devise reading strategies and start on a book.

Within a minute, you’re sucked in. Deep.

You engage with the hero; know his friends; appreciate his situation; relish his activities.

The story progresses. Gets tangled. Nears a crisis.

And you sit up straighter, breathe slower; deeper. Your universe narrows down to just the lines you’re reading.

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Who You Know : a short story

“If you want something badly, let it go. If it comes back, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, it never was yours to begin with.” – a Spanish proverb

One beautiful afternoon in late summer, fifteen years ago, two young men stepped into the hallowed portals of Madras Medical College.

They were quite alike, these two young doctors-to-be. Both had been brilliant scholars. Both were determined and driven. And both, as young medicos are, were filled with ambitious dreams for the future.

During the five years of the training, Kumar and Sanjay spent hours in the library hunched over textbooks, and in the wards examining patients. They were bright, eager and curious to learn. And they competed fiercely for honors.

But there was a difference.

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Destiny’s Arc : A Short Story

Nobody wakes up in the morning expecting to die today.

Yet he would die.

Today.

Because of events that took place late last night.

Right across the village.

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