Featured writer week 4

For our featured story this week we’ve picked Brinda Banerjee’s story, Choir Cougar’s Thunder.

Brinda takes a tired subject that we’ve seen a lot of lately, and breathes an entirely different shade of life into it. The piece almost feels like science fiction, it strays into very interesting territory. The pace is very quick, the story carries you along before you know where you are. Enjoy!

Modern Scheherzade

Here is a flash that uses a couple of the word prompts below: from Wednesday Write Ins @Cake: short and sweet

“thunder  ::  hungry  ::  the empty house  ::  run out  ::  wanted


There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.”

I’ve used ‘thunder’ and ‘run out’ – enjoy!

‘Choir Cougar’s Thunder’

By Brinda Banerjee

I must run – I’ve to get out of these clothes – fast. The choir director is good, I’ve heard them call her a ‘cougar’. She smiles and exudes happiness. It won’t do to hand her torn clothes. Well, not hand exactly, she will find them – neatly folded on the stool in this tiny dressing room.

I pant. I have never done this – this has truly been a singular…

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