By Uttara Talapatra

Surprises is a delightful collection of short stories, each of them with an unexpected twist at the end! It has a wide variety of stories and has elements of suspense, mystery, comedy, romance, satire and drama. Whether it is a scheming housewife, a crooked politician, a loyal friend, or a loving dog—there is something to hold and engage everyone. Easy to read, with relatable characters, the stories talk about real people in real-life situations. Whether you want to read them all at one go, or savour one story at a time, this collection is sure to entertain and enthral you. Written by upcoming author Uttara Talapatra, some of the characters in these stories will remain with you long after you finish reading them.

Uttara Talapatra
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Uttara Talapatra is an Engineer and MBA by qualification and a writer by choice. Her true passion lies in writing and she hopes to someday turn it into a full-time career. She has been writing ever since school and college and has won various awards for the same. Having lived in multiple cities across India, she has a broad perspective of human nature and this is reflected in her stories. She has worked with reputed MNCs in their Marketing and Sales functions for eight years, and has extensive experience of corporate work culture. However, due to her interest in the fine arts, she has dabbled in writing, acting, direction and singing among other things, and this is her first independent collection of short stories.A freelance writer of short stories, she likes to read, write and travel. She resides in Mumbai and can be reached on uttarat@gmail.com