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Welcome to MasticadoresIndia! — MasticadoresIndia // Editora: Terveen Gill

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ONE MORE DAY and MasticadoresIndia will begin its publishing journey!

Please visit MasticadoresIndia and read my first words as its editor.

It will mean the world to me.

Also, please FOLLOW MasticadoresIndia so that the published posts reach you wherever you are. You do not want to miss the talented writing lined up in the coming month of September.

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On September 1 MasticadoresIndia Begins Publishing!

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It’s my pleasure to share Mr. Juan Re Crivello’s official announcement regarding MasticadoresIndia. We begin publishing on September 1, 2021.

So far, we have received over 70 pieces of writing from nearly 35 writers.

A BIG THANK YOU to you all!

Many more have promised to submit soon.

There will be a special editorial post tomorrow. So please don’t miss it.

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You Can Never Be Too Short – Flash Fiction Story

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You can never be too short.

My mother probably knew what this meant. She’s the one who used to say it.

Every day till she died.

She’d lick her thumb and smoothen my unruly eyebrows. Two swift strokes, one left, one right. And then she’d cup my cheeks in her hardened palms and stare intently into my eyes.

Her head dipping down at a forty-five degrees angle.

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Sweet January by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

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Please read Goodbye Sweet January, a flash fiction story written by me and published by Gobblers/Masticadores. I hope you enjoy it!

A mother’s heart can never give up.

Thank you Ms. Manuela Timofte and Mr. Juan Re Crivello.

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Literally Reruns – Papi by Christopher Dehon — literally stories

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If you are in the mood for a wonderful short story and writing that makes your jaw drop to the floor, then LITERALLY STORIES is the right choice for you. They are all about creative short stories. I’ve been following them now for quite some time and love the work they publish. The varied themes of the stories and versatile writing styles are an irresistible treat.

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Oooooh Writer – You Think You’re So Cool!

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Oooooh writer, you think you’re so cool.

Oooooh writer, the ever-suffering fool.

I see that page, that pen, that look in your eye. It’s not cannabis that gives you that overwhelming high.

Your mind is a wonderland, though that body could use some work. What do you put into it?

Coffee – coffee – tea – coffee – coffee – Wheeeeee!

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Hands Up! By Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

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Good day to you all!

Hope everyone’s getting along fine. I present to you another flash fiction story published by Gobblers/Masticadores.

This is the story of a poor simpleton and his brother Manu. People and relationships often show the face they want to. The hidden reality not worthy of being revealed.

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Ranga and His White Girlfriend – Flash Fiction Story

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When Ranga was with Sally, he felt like a better person.

Not because Sally brought out the goodness in him. But because he was the brown boy who had bagged first prize – a white girlfriend.

That’s what made Ranga sing in the shower, hum at the supermarket, and smile without reason. Only twenty-three, fresh out of college with a degree in philosophy, Ranga had met Sally at his second job interview. She was the cheerful secretary.

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THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE! – Flash Fiction Story

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Every night, Juju would wake up and scream, ‘THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!’

The first time it happened, his wife, Maya, ran screaming through the house, searching for the fire, fearing for her life and the lives of her loved ones. But when she found nothing to corroborate her husband’s words, she pounced on him and demanded an explanation.

‘Are you insane?! Where’s the fire?!’

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I Will Run Away – Flash Fiction Story

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I will run away. The idea is cemented in my mind.

No, there’s nothing you can do to make me stay.

If you really cared, this act of reconciliation wouldn’t have been so delayed.

You speak of faults and mistakes. I think of infinite possibilities and propitious beginnings.

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