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In Hour Of Death
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TITLE (EDIT)
In Hour Of Death
DESCRIPTION
Dear Readers I have written this short-story in context of Gabriel Garcia's farewell letter to his readers. I am from Pakistan, aged 32, male. I am a great admirer of the writer who is a source of great inspiration for me in the beginning of my writing career. I want this story be read critically; I welcome your comments.
[1,664 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Literary Fiction
AUTHOR
Muhammad Nasrullah Khan
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Muhammad Nasrullah Khan sent this story from Pakistan. He says: "I live in a country where people are afraid of life. Their sleep has lost dreams. I want to reawaken their oppressed dreams; I want to share their woes; I want to share the suffering of their shrieking souls. Humanity is dying and I am trying to put a few drops of water on its dry tongue so that it should face death bravely. My writing is the echo of their flagging hopes and raging desires." You can write to Nasrullah Khan at [email protected]
[August 2001]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (1)
On The Way To Retreat (Short Stories) Story of a man who sacrificed everything for his country. [1,881 words] [Biography]
READER'S REVIEWS (11)
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"A story of great passion and feeling. It's wonderful to see Khan's fiction here. He possesses a drive to be a writer that is unrivaled. " -- Lin, Slinger, WI.
"A story writer of high stature has been emerged.His story testifies my statement as it is an evidence of his great potentials." -- Nadeem Akhtar, Pakistan.
"It was a wonderful experience to go through the story of love and death. Writer has talent of literary description. I hope his story will reach to Garcia Marques." -- Robert Clark, London, U.K.
"All of us should treasure love when it comes in our lives, instead of running after superficial brightness. The difference it would make is that in the last moments of our lives we would have love with us, by our side, instead of longing for it. Thanks to the author for this heartfelt story. " -- Lonely Shell, Bucharest, Romania.
"A very touching and descriptive narrative." -- Roxanne, Elgin, IL, USA.
"I read In Hour of Death. I really enjoyed it" -- Bethe, Mississippi , Mississippi , USA.
"This story was very interesting. The subject matter was ver intense. It's a difficult task to handle such an emotionally charged topic, but I had a few problems with the way the story tended to tell the reader thing about life and deal, rather than illustrate the visuals and scenes of the person's life than made him come to such realizations. Details help a lot. As a writer, you get all the power, you can decide to make that dying dog a gray poodle or a white beagle. It's your call. What does the woman look like? And the place where the man is sitting recalling his life, what does that look like? And hey, what does he look like? And if you want to get really into it, what does stuff smell like? Also, abstractions are little odd, stuff like 'shadows of death' aren't as effective as saying "gravy shadows". And you do come up with some great lines, so I know filling in more imagery if you wanted to wouldn't be hard for you. It'd just be a matter of noticing where you're thin, asking yourself what ELSE a reader might want to know. There are great scenes in this thing, well defined, but you could still fill them in a little. Thanks. BTW I'm not a writer's writer. I don't even know who this guy was. I'm sorry. If that's reason enough, you can discard my comments. " -- Scott Hazzard, PB, NY, USA.
"I loved your story ; I found it very moving and compelling . I will enter detailed critique on the site when I have a chance." -- Brie Govier, southern Ontario, Canad.
"Khan's story is a good combination of idealism and realism.It contains a little bit of sentimentality but we must accept its realism.Khan must keep on writing!" -- ASIF KHAN, PAKISTAN.
""In Hour Of Death is a kind of story which i fell for the first time i read it. It must have written in great inspiration and great style. The writer moves firm and smooth as the world remaims deep and inexhaustible for him to explore. Besides, the story was being made a really moving one with his true feelings and sensation. Moment of genius. Thanks this promising writer for this absolutely good story." To Anh " -- To Anh, Hanoi, Vietnam.
"Ehmm..m. Sehr gut Seite! Ich sage innig..!:) bmw" -- BMW, ..., ..., ....

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© 2001 Muhammad Nasrullah Khan
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
August 2001
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