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Thursday Stories 9.4.20 from Agnimalya Shoptly

I will go serially, book-wise, today’s piece is from Agnimalya 2: Dewdrop necklace

Agnimalya Book 2 dewdrop necklace

Good business

“I will refund you half its price if you can buy another property like this in its price or lower price.” The agent looked sullenly.

Rajesh looked at the castle on the top of the small hill. It was mouth-watering for sure. He nagged and nagged but the Agent kept saying that there was no catch! The family lived outside India and had no intentions of returning here so they wanted to sell it someone who won’t tear it down!

Rajesh had no such plans! He wanted to make that majestic place his home! He craved for old buildings but they were either not for sale or prices were too much! After all you have to spend a huge amount of money to restore these crumbling buildings, a part the owners pretend to forget!

Well he did make that castle his home- for longer much longer than he desired to make it! Its actual owner paid him a visit on the very first night. A week later he realized he was about to stay there! For a very, very long time!

The actual owner has been living there since 11th century. Initially he preyed upon the villagers that lived around the castle, then with time people moved away, and getting food became really tough, then he met this young fellow, desperate to make money!

They made a pact- he will bring buyers and the (vampire) king will allow him to keep the money! He had no interest in money!

He mostly did away with the buyers, but spared Rajesh, why? He looked just like him! As if he was his lost twin! Only a millennium junior!

Next night Rajesh went to meet the agent, waited for him to walk out of his door to walk his dog and caught him. Now they all live in that castle! The vampire was a little angry but he knew sooner or later another young man will show up, eager to make money!

I know many of you are already thinking that most of my posts in my blogs are my old works, years old quite often. Where are my new works? Have I stopped writing new ones?

Well I am still writing and painting as enthusiastically as before. But these days they are channeled into four other platforms- my annual republished kindle books ( -they devour quite a huge no. of stories and poems every year. Quite a lot!

my bookstore in shoptly ( Another section goes to my shoptly bookstore, here I not only publish my monthly Ezines Agnijaat and Agnishatdal I also publish a set of books of poetry and story. They are quite merrily illustrated and are available as pdf files. Yes you can read them perfectly in your cellular phone and of course in computer.

My twin Ezines Agnijaat and Agnishatdal (both English, monthlies) don’t feature much stories or poems but publish all my new essays and articles and again, truckload of illustrations.

and my patreon profile ( This one again contains bunch of stories, poems and they almost always are illustrated. If not then the stories are very long and of the type that can’t be illustrated.

I have been so stuck up with my creations that I have ignored my blogs and other social media profiles since 2015 I believe. So, if you enjoyed my works quite amply then I think it is high time that I bring you up to date, to share what I am creating these days and how can you get them!

It will be a lengthy affair, so have patience. I will be updating you about my four years of hyperactive creativity!

I have started with Patreon’s works since April 2019. It is sort of my launch-pad to make my creativity actually become my career. So since creating my profile there I have been updating 5 works each month, two are the Ezines, the remaining three are writing and paintings. Works my blogger friends thoroughly enjoyed. Stories and poems with ample amount of illustrations!

Anyone who becomes my patron there can chose from few tiers-

You can check them from my profile-

The next set of works will be from my store in I have created this store because it gives me lot more freedom than other platforms do. I can pick up the formatting and decide how many pictures I will add and in what size. Nothing meddles with them. So I sort of love this platform. You will see dozens of books here, you can directly buy them from shoptly or buy them from me via paypal- [don’t forget to drop me a line @ after paying in paypal so I can send you the pdf file {all these books cost $1.00


A bookworm transformed into an addicted writer. I love to write and illustrate them myself. By love I mean love, no half-hearted relationship, a full-fledged, passionate love, I can’t pass two days in a stretch without writing/painting (cyber), just feel empty like lovers do when their lovers are away on a tour! Even though I am thoroughly enjoying self-publishing with amazon, but if you like my work and want to publish my works in your magazine, books or better if you want to publish a book of my works please make me very happy by contacting me. Or if you want to sell my works on commission basis only!! contact me, I will be quite relieved. Honestly writing and selling your own work is a very BORING combination. So you are more than welcome! Mail me, or go to- my blog (I have 16 blogs in wordpress, all active, some on daily basis, every one on weekly basis screaming and vowing my LOVE for writing and painting- this one is first-born, so special) (You will get the link to my remaining blogs there) or you can check out my ezines- monthly- And if you want fb you can go to my page, linkedin- my email id and I am in goodreads and completelynovel too I guess I said enough about myself, right? You will forget if I stuff too much here, so if you are curious to know this humble creature just join me in my blogs :)

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