WALKS THROUGH LIFE
An award-winning story collection featuring fantastic characters from long ago paired with timeless lessons
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"Walks Through Life: Stories" by Santhosh Komaraju wins National Indie Excellence Award for Short Stories, receives rave reviews
When Santhosh encountered the quote that came from a reputable American author, it strengthened his intentions to write. Though he utilized that as a foundation for his writings, he wasn’t confident that a truth could be easily written. Because a truth for him is such an entity that can be easily understood, but the realization seemed hard. That posed a challenge for him as he began to write. Several questions followed.
Nevertheless, he continued and wanted to see where he would head. Fortunately, that questioning fueled his writing engine, instead of burning his aspirations. This resulted in his award-winning book—Walks Through Life: Stories.
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Santhosh K. Komaraju
Santhosh K. Komaraju is an IT professional, a writer, and a lifelong student of Hindu mythology. His debut book Walks Through Life: Stories have won the National Indie Excellence Award and Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention Award in short story category. His lifelong interest in Hindu mythology influences his writing.
karmaṇy-evādhikāras te mā phaleṣhu kadāchana
mā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stvakarmaṇi
~ Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2, Verse 47 ~
You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction.
You just finished reading the story. That does not mean it is over.
The Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award in the Short Story Category
In Walks Through Life, award-winning writer Santhosh K. Komaraju shares insights on the essential values that transcend time and space, connecting the past, present, and future.
Allow yourself to be transported back in time to medieval India, a land of kings, princes, mystics, and villagers. These nine magical short stories with fantastic characters and fairy tale appeal contain modern relevance to everyday life and remind us of our inherent virtues, metaphysical connections, and human legacies. Written for all ages, these tales will inspire self-reflection and philosophical musings, as well as a desire to lead a better life.
Walks Through Life by Santhosh K. Komaraju offers meaningful insights on our capabilities to tap into our true moral potential.