Friday, July 22, 2011

Congratulations to A.N. Hegde, author of "Haunting Wish" @ The Southampton Review

A. N. Hegde is a neuroscientist. He is a new writer just beginning to publish his writing. His short stories have appeared in Black Lantern publishing and Gemini Magazine. He grew up in India and lives in North Carolina. He is currently at work on a short story collection and a novel.

We're very happy to announce the publication of "Haunting Wish," a story by A. N. Hegde that is now available in The Southampton Review (Summer 2011 issue, Volume 5, issue 2). We had a chance recently to interview Hegde, who came through Our Stories.

OS: At Our Stories, we consider anyone we've ever workshopped a member of Our writing community, and when a writer later succeeds with that piece, well, we'd like to think of that as an indicator that we're doing something right. What did working with OS do for you and your work?

A.N.H.: Working with OS helped me work on structural aspects of the story. How to keep the POV straight, how to move the story forward and so on.

OS: What's next for you and your writing?

A.N.H.: I am working on a collection of short stories and I am at work on a novel.

Thanks for being part of our writing community, and we can't wait to get our hands on new stuff as it comes out!

"Haunting Wish" is a story about a young woman in India living in an orthodox society that imposes severe constraints on women. She is haunted by her husband's last wish that she did not fulfil. She tries to find a solution to this problem. What happens when she sets out to find a solution? Does she succeed?

Pick up the issue with A.N.'s story here!

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