Small Is Big is a wonderful collection of micro tales. One that is full of tiny tales but with deep meaningful messages. I have been reading and enjoying the various tales from the Terribly Tiny Tales series and the author is a contributor to those. The ideas of really short tales are what attracted me to the book
Beauty Marks make me so sad, beauty is a curse for many and here the author depicts it perfectly through animals. Their beauty, coat, horns making them targets for poachers. Not all beauty is a blessing—whether animals or humans.
Busy is another tale about our lives today. How the most obvious is missed since we are too busy to see the things right in front of us. Daddy was such a warped truth that I was unsure what to feel. The pain of a boy who lost his father or the pain of so many who he hurts now? Rafaa has done a terrific job with these micro tales.
Fantasies is a perfect story for book lovers, a wonderful correlation of books, stories and our imagination. Lie, a truth within a lie. It was wrapped up so neatly by the author that none of us can deny its reality. A fact of life for many couples.
Silence is a tiny tale with a powerful, gut-wrenching message. I shuddered as I thought that it is actually a reality for some. Trapped is a story of millions of women, a side of her life that is seldom talked about. Always we are eager to celebrate motherhood but do we see how it is a trap as well?
Zoom is a simple tale of our truth in the face of technology. How often have tried to zoom real life to realise it is not social media. In a few words, our shallow lives and reality have been exposed.
I recommend this book for the fast, deep and easy read it is. Perfect for reading anytime, whether in one go or taking your time, reading the tales one at a time. Small Is Big makes for a compelling read.
Already published numerous times, his stories can be read in the anthologies – Curtain Call (editor), Terribly Tiny Tales Volume 1, Kaleidoscope, Myriad Tales and Her Story. His first solo book ‘Small is Big’ is a collection of 100 micro tales. He’s the recipient of Indian Bloggers League Booker Prize 2013, the winner of Melonade 5 and a Select Writer at Terribly Tiny Tales.