STORY FRIDAY: The Front Row

A Short Story By Pradeep Jeganathan

 

Gaya’s intro :

 
The Roy-Tho and Joe-Pete are over. The papare has tooted off while a little black, blue, white and gold dust filters a memory or two for those who love these encounters so much.

Flights leaving the island have taken grown men, once scruffy and pimply as the kids who played the game this year, back to their ordered lives in faraway places. The class get-together was a welcome battery-recharger, yes?

Well, here is a story to return you once more to a place of memories in which you could say you had the best time of your life. [Read more…]

Pradeep Jeganathan : Forgive, but do not Forget

Forgive “What about the beginning and middle, is my question, though simple in construction, grave and serious in its import.

Surely, from the burning of the public library in Jaffna, to the massacre of pilgrims at the sacred Bo tree in Anuradhapura, to the massacre of women and children in Sathurukondan,

to the killing of worshippers in the mosques in Kattankudy, there are the most inhuman and vicious atrocities that punctuate the unremitting brutality of our civil war. No list would be complete, my four events are simply, and obviously, a sampler. [Read more…]