Bollywood Story

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: church mouse productions

Eli Sorensson happily boards a plane bound for India: to take a new job, and as he says himself "to live in truth" - although he, himself, finds it difficult to explain exactly what he means. But,
once installed in the Pink City of Jaipur, he not only discovers that the Future holds plenty of entanglements, but his Past doesn't seem willing to let him go, either. A timeless tale of romance
and murder set in modern India and the American Midwest.

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Submitted: July 31, 2018

As the huge airplane forced a way up from the tarmac at JFK, insistently pushing itself into the dingy air, there was nothing that disg... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 01, 2018

  But the plane I was on had departed from JFK because—even though I had a “date certain” to meet with Mr Bhatn... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 02, 2018

When I said I would see what “I” thought of the house, I actually meant Kapoor and myself: because, now that I was no lon... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 03, 2018

That first month in Jaipur certainly featured more novelty and confusion than anything I had ever done before. More disruptive than mov... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 04, 2018

By the time I got cleaned up, and dressed—walking outside to join Sweetie—the cancer stick in her hand was already halfway down. ... Read Chapter

The Young Man's Tale (The First of the Nights)

Submitted: August 05, 2018

  In a land, and time, very far away from the Royal City of Jaipur there was a Young Man—well-bred and well brought... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 06, 2018

This seems like a good place to remind everyone that, in the sense of following the specifics of my story, Kiran understood nothing of ... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 07, 2018

In contrast to how badly things were going inside my house, the morning of the “mutiny” was a bright, and basically perfect, day. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 08, 2018

Sethi and I finished our negotiation on the terrace, and went back downstairs: where she collected my new housekeeper on the way out to... Read Chapter

The Young Man's Tale (The Second of the Nights)

Submitted: August 09, 2018

As a boy who had become accustomed to life rewarding his self-evident virtues, the Young Man was surprised how quickly the taste of his... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 10, 2018

So you could say that, now, I was living in a trap of my own devising. On a stormy, confusing night, under a dazzling umbrella of lig... Read Chapter

The Young Man's Tale (The Third of the Nights)

Submitted: August 11, 2018

In the end, it was the sound of sorrow—the sound of tears—that shook the Young Man from his long years of fitful slumber.&nb... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 12, 2018

  As time went on in my quiet household in Jaipur, we continued to do all the routine things we had done before. But ... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 13, 2018

Had this scene been a Bollywood production, a cold wind would have come in through the terrace at this point. A stiff, chill pus... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 14, 2018

After drying her off, I wrapped her abundant hair in a towel, popped her up on the bathroom counter—next to one of the marble ... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 15, 2018

That night, and the next, I slept alone: hoping that Kiran would relent and allow her brother to go his own way (still... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 16, 2018

  I wouldn’t have known him in the uncertain light. But she had no trouble picking him out, even before he stopped ... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 17, 2018

  Anandi took the last upstairs bedroom for her own, and I finally persuaded the Chatterjees to take the large bedroom downsta... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 18, 2018

Both of the sisters sealed themselves in their rooms, so neither of them saw me pack my clothes and all my electronics. I f... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 19, 2018

There are just a few things I remember about our first trip to Kerala, aside from the sheer beauty of the place (we’ve gone back often,... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 20, 2018

It was after we returned from Kerala, for the second time, that I got a call. When the contact came through, the receptionist seemed ... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 21, 2018

I had been so concerned with the logistics of travel, and the unfairness of the way I had been greeted, that I was completely blindsided ... Read Chapter

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