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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Blotted Line
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'Riddled with foreign words, The Blotted Line is an international book of short stories. One thematic link that weaves the narratives together is its universal issue of loss. While the stories are individually unique, the characters in each tale lose something precious; not always in the sense of material possessions, but the loss of human values such as trust, freedom, and happiness.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • A selection of thematically linked short stories.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Nashville, Tennessee,
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
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Story Institute , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Wager, Mehreen Ahmed , single work short story

Set in Granada, Spain, The Wager is an allegory. It deals with the innate nature of evil and how it perpetuates the guile in the human society by coexisting eternally. Disguised in many forms and shapes, evil is portrayed in the form of a traditional belief, in which people seek revenge through blood money. Tradition and evil seem to be revisited across generations.

Charade, Mehreen Ahmed , single work short story

Set in Brisbane, Australia, Charade is a hilarious story about three pretentious coffee mates, who construct a facade of lies to deceive one another. They continuously prod each other and it leads to undesirable consequences, revealing intrinsic predicaments such as fear, jealousy and egocentricity.

Eye-Opener, Mehreen Ahmed , single work short story

Set in Sydney, Australia, Eye-opener is a psychological drama of deception between two friends who fall out because of a bizarre chain of event, leading to a turning point in their relationship.

The Black Coat, Mehreen Ahmed , single work short story

Set in Paris, France, The Black Coat is a story of an artist's vision. His relationship with this vision inspires him and holds him in a tight emotional knot. It reflects a total dedication for art and his subject to the point that the artist losses himself totally.

The Anomalous Duo, Mehreen Ahmed , single work short story
Melodies Passé, Mehreen Ahmed , single work short story

Set in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Melodies Passé is a reflection of an era that witnesses economic transition. It marks a departure from an enchanted tradition as it moves into a cold world of money and materialism.

Of Note, Mehreen Ahmed , single work short story

Set in Canada, Of Note is a poignant story of a refugee on the coast of Nova Scotia. Separated from his sole family, his biological daughter, he is reunited with her years later only to be separated again by an awful twist of fate.

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Works about this Work

The Blotted Line by Mehreen Ahmed Tony McMahon , 2002- single work review
— Appears in: The Story Institute 2002-;

— Review of The Blotted Line Mehreen Ahmed , 2012 selected work short story
The Blotted Line by Mehreen Ahmed Tony McMahon , 2002- single work review
— Appears in: The Story Institute 2002-;

— Review of The Blotted Line Mehreen Ahmed , 2012 selected work short story
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