Yedu’s session on Kafkaesque, which happened three write clubs ago, is something that is still being talked about. Yedu is a promising new entry to write club, with a cynical wit that is sharp and a nihilistic style that is painfully observant of human existence. He’s not yet keyed in on the copy-paste culture, and has hence written his material from scratch.
I wasn’t around for the session, but having heard about it so much later on, I got Anjali (Hyperpanchi) to give me a write up. Its quirky, just like her. So here goes.
The idea was to create a surreal, cruel and sad world where absurd and illogical events happen to the characters and they can do nothing about it.
One of the first timers named Kanjam wrote one of the longest pieces I’ve heard at WC. His piece started with “stand in the ashes, stand in the ashes” and was about a soldier who had left his pregnant wife behind to serve his country. Very touching.