Bookish Witch

Clean Slate by Preeti Rajput

Book Blurb:

There is a repercussion to every choice we make. Sometimes Immediate. Sometimes Gradual. “Clean Slate” offers you a collection of fiery stories, woven with characters in the vortex of their ordeals. Will they come out triumphant? A young kid appears in Rosie’s dream recurrently every night. One day the kid confronted her in real life and disclosed the reason for coming in her dreams. Months of leaving school and several applications, Hari has not been able to secure a job. The constant nagging of his father is becoming unbearable, and he has become helpless on what to do until he receives an email. Anand, who is simply a college professor, gets insulted by one of his students who decide to take revenge on him for speaking the truth. After falling from a 9ft building, 8-year-old Urvi survives with only but a minor injury on her forehead. Everyone thinks it’s a miracle, but when the wound is nursed, a mark is revealed. A mark that might change Urvi’s destiny and that of her parents. Neighbours and eyewitnesses are bewildered. What could this mean? Seven years ago, Vedant was faced with the dilemma of choosing love over his preferred career path. Did his decision lead him to a happy after ending?

Genre: Fiction/Short Stories

Pages: 98

Format: Kindle/Paperback


  • Kindle: 149 INR/ $2.99
  • Paperback: 249 INR/$14.99

My ratings: 4.2/5

The short stories in this book make you feel a roller coaster of emotions right from anger to fear, and happiness to sadness, and sometimes even shock. Each story belongs to a different genre and that’s what makes the book enjoyable. Pick this one up if you’re lover of short stories like me.

What I liked about the book:

—> Simple, relatable stories.
—> Comprehensible language and narration.
—> My favourite stories were ‘Story of a laptop’ and ‘ My tech savvy father’ because they’re right out of our own lives.
—> The story ‘Reincarnation’ was such an eye opener and a must read to understand why we need to questions our relief beliefs and rely on science more than on faith.

Quotable quotes:
—> A privileged son always has the authority to insult anyone he likes, especially those who earn peanuts.
—> My values have no price tag. I am not saleable. What I did was right as per my principles.
—> It is very arduous to live a luxurious life with the earning of an honest life.
—> Does it mean that your position is the only thing that matters? Once you are out of power, you become nothing.
—> My “how are you” always gets a “we are good” reply. Just like my responses to their “how are you?”- Insincere.
—> It is a must to upgrade yourself with the changing technology.

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