- Gary Beck
Me and OCD - Meygan Cox
The God Thing - Matthew Harrison
Hinge - Robert Beveridge
Half Life - Neera Kashyap
Bonsai - Pooja Sharma Rao
I Don't Think I'm Okay - Nick Manzolillo
Rajani - Kalyani Dutta
Coffee House Feedback - Marc Carver
Shackles - Natalia Suri
Beautiful Stranger - Mrinalini Harchandrai
Looking Glass - Sheila Martin
Anti-depressant - Rana Bitar
Normal - Shubha Menon
In the Jungles of the Night: A Novel about Jim Corbett
-Stephen Alter (Binoy B Agarwal)
Amba: The Question of Red
-Laksmi Pamuntjak (Isha Aggarwal)
The Golden Legend
-Nadeem Aslam (Devalina Kohli)
Loitering with Intent: Diary of a Happy Traveller
-Ritu Menon (Wafa Hamid)
Murder in Mahim
-Jerry Pinto (Mariam Karim)
Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi
-Swapna Liddle (Paulami Biswas)
-Hirsh Sawhney (Sheila Kumar)
The CEO Who lost His Head
-Aditya Sinha (Mohd Farhan)
The Sari of Surya Vilas
-Vayu Naidu (Isha Aggarwal)
These Circuses That Sweep Through the Land
-Tejaswini Apte-Rahm (Mariam Karim)
How I Became a Tree
-Sumana Roy (Wafa Hamid)
Coffee House Feedback
- Marc Carver
I look at the girl's reflection in the sheet glass window.
Another woman looks at me.
I see her
but still she looks, I am not that different am I?
The woman shouts some exotic coffee to go but it doesn't matter because everything is in a 'to go' cup today.
The Anglo Indian man told me the dishwasher was broken I asked him if it was him, he looked sheepish.
I can't decide whether to tell the girl who made me my coffee that it was good
because she told me she didn't get much feedback.
The woman who looked at me before looked at me again as she walked down the road.
It is quiet now but still I don't want to go but I know I must and I know I have to tell her how good that coffee was.
As I tell her an old boy says
‘Horrible the coffee in here is horrible.’
‘Mine was alright.’ I tell him.
As I walk out he walks out with me with his coffee.
He has spilt something on his jacket but not recently
‘Horrible.’ He says.
‘Well it will sober you up.’ I say
‘It will be Christmas soon.’ He says.
It is January.