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‘Reach within your soul. The deeper you go in, the more you will understand.’

Khaled Saeed – Storyteller’s Tales


Khaled Saeed is the author of two books, one in his native Urdu language while the other one in English. “Storyteller’s Tales’ comprises of English short stories and has a unique blend of everyday life happenings as well as beyond the pale of obvious. The choice of short stories as a medium is intentional as the digital age has reduced our attention span and we now tend to skim over data rather than absorb the essence of larger things in life.

Storyteller’s Tales focus of human elements, as well as the appreciation of nature, without being dogmatic about either. The idea is to encourage insight, get our bearings right, and focus on the larger things that truly matter in life. In short, find one’s own self and focus on inner happiness. The preceding lines may lead one to think that the author professes non-materialistic approach to live, bordering on mysticism; that is certainly not the idea. In its own subtle manner, the book nudges one towards a balanced life but with an emphasis on human emotions and feelings. 


“Perhaps the real genius of the author lies in his ability to give an authentic voice to everything in his collection, both animate and inanimate. Bricks, blood and trees speak with as much feeling as people. One striking aspect of Storyteller’s Tales is that the writer appears to be enjoying every moment of his endeavour, and this delight is contagious enough that most readers will undoubtedly experience an equal sense of enjoyment on reading the stories. Our culture has long prided itself on having preserved the tradition of storytelling — indeed, the history of this redoubtable tradition precedes the advent of the written and printed word. “

“Storyteller’s Tales” is about our world – the world we live in, breathe in and are very much grounded in no matter how much one may think otherwise. For sure the writer is not shy about occasionally delving into other-worldly concepts, unknown to most, there are allusions to the divine and the extra terrestrial. But they are not a waxing and waning on science or philosophy, but rather just a painfully simple explanation of the extraordinary that is very much part of the everyday. But as the review of the book on Amazon points out, “the fundamental tryst with reality keeps the reader hooked.”

Abdullah Niazi – PAKISTAN TODAY

It is only when we detach from what seems obvious that we appreciate the building blocks of reality.

Khaled Saeed – Storyteller’s Tales

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