Show some spine – book titles tell their own stories

If you know anything about us, you should know that DWL runs an annual short story competition (the longlisting for the 2013 competition is well underway, incidentally). But once upon a time, more months ago than we care to admit, we also asked you to submit stories of a different kind: book spine stories. That’s right – you had to go through your books, stack them up and create narratives out of their titles. Here’s a collection of the best responses that we got.

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Motherhood

Hiba Masood from Dubai sent this heartbreaking yet uplifting story of a mother who learns to love her child for who he is.

Hiba Masood from Dubai sent this heartbreaking yet uplifting story of a mother who learns to love her child for who he is.

 

Desire

Farheen Zehra from Karachi recreates the thrill of breaking the rules.

Farheen Zehra from Karachi on breaking the rules. All the rules.

 

Sadia Desai on desire and censure.

Karachi: Sadia Desai ‘s retelling of the classic ‘fallen woman’ story.

 

Mystery

Sadia Desai recreates a classic scenario here. We've all heard versions of this in our childhood.

What happened next? Sadia Desai  from Karachi leaves you wondering.

 

Ahmed Ghafoor solves the case.

Ahmed Ghafoor’s fantasy-inspired whodunnit.

 

Poetry

'City of Masks' by Najia Sabahat Khan. Originally composed for T2F (www.t2f.biz)

‘City of Masks’ by Najia Sabahat Khan from Karachi. Originally composed for T2F.

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