Shikhandin Shikhandin

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Biography of Shikhandin Shikhandin

Shikhandin is the pen name of an Indian writer. Shikhandin’s latest book, ‘Immoderate Men’ was published by Speaking Tiger Books. A children’s book is forthcoming from Duckbill.
Shikhandin’s awards and accolades include: Winner - The Children First Contest curated by Duckbill in association with Parag and initiative of Tata Trust India. First Runner up - The DNA-OOP Short Story Contest 2016 India. Second Prize - India Currents Katha Short Story Contest 2016, USA.
Winner - Anam Cara Short Fiction Competition 2012, Ireland. Longlist - Bridport Poetry Prize 2006, UK.
Finalist Aesthetica Poetry Contest 2010, UK.
Pushcart nominee by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal,2011 Shikhandin’s poetry and fiction have been widely published across the world. Notable Journals and Anthologies published in: Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong) , Eclectica (USA) , Per Contra (USA) , Markings (Scotland) , Himmal (Kathmandu) , Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine (UK) , Kitaab (Singapore) , The Nth Position (UK) , Mascara Literary Review (Australia) , Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong) , Stony Thursday (Ireland) , The Little Magazine (India) , Out of Print (India) , Sybil's Garage (USA) , Pushing Out the Boat (Scotland) , South: A Journal of Poetry (UK) , Off the Coast (USA) , Etchings (Australia) , Going Down Swinging (Australia)

Shikhandin Shikhandin's Works:

Immoderate Men - Stories (Publisher: Speaking Tiger Books, India)

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The Crows

The Crows

I remember how it rained all night
water sloshing down -
grime washed and odorous from despair.

I remember listening to them late into the night
black with hysteria, the crows
had gathered on a damp tree. I heard

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