Short Fiction

The Trading Game [Short Fiction]

I wrote this piece a few months ago and submitted it to a literary magazine. Sadly, it was rejected so here it goes. I’d like to think that I’ve come a long way as a writer since I wrote this and I hope to do a lot better in the future. At the time, I envisioned this one being a middle chapter in a novel.
-Imran

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The Reason You Crave Pizza [Short Fiction]

This piece is me experimenting with writing dialogue that stands on its own. As for the scene itself, it just ocurred to me one day and I thought it might be interesting :P. Enjoy
-Imran

DISCLAIMER: The following piece is purely my own work. It is not associated with Col’Cacchios, any of its branches or any of its employees. Don’t sue me please.

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Ramadaan: One Month Special [Short Fiction]

I planned this piece a bit earlier in the month but it seems more appropriate to post it now that Ramadaan is ending. I don’t feel like this one needs background; it should be quite clear what it’s about. That being said, I have a feeling that this one is going to be a bit on the controversial side. I apologize in advance if anyone is offended by the piece, my only intention is to stimulate thought on the matter. Happy reading.
-Imran

 

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The Lecturer [Short Fiction]

I wrote this piece back in the vacation and brought to my writing group last week where it generated some varied and interesting feedback. It’s a piece drawing from personal experiences in Commerce at UCT. In particular, I’ve tried to capture a particular archetype of lecturer. A general lack of sympathy and empathy towards students is remarkably common in Commerce, especially in the later years. But that’s a whole other story. Hope you enjoy the piece.
 -Imran

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How Batman Got Fat [Short Fiction]

This week, I decided to give another shot to writing something that would make my 8-year old cousin laugh (as mentioned before, he’s difficult to impress). It also has the potential to annoy my Batman-obsessed brother. If anyone is wondering where I came up with this, it came to me at around 3:00AM in the morning when my brain wasn’t functioning too well. I’m fairly happy with most of it, but atm I’m feeling like it’s hit and miss. If anyone reads, let me know what you think.
-Imran

 

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-profit fan-based parody. Batman, the Justice League and all characters mentioned in this post are owned by D.C. Comics.

Don’t sue me please.

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Tyron Fowler: Actuarial Innovator [Short Fiction]

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to write the piece that I wanted to this week. Campus has just started and its been possibly the most ridiculous first week back that I’ve had thus far. So this week I’ve settled for a piece I wrote about a month ago shortly after my Bus Strat exam. It was written to parody those verbose business reviews where some journalist fawns over an entrepreneur like he’s God gift to mankind (our case study was on Amazon’s Jeff Bezos). It also parodies my friend who’s not really crazy about technology. Thank God he doesn’t use Facebook or Twitter :P.
-Imran

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