The unprofitable work of literature

The oldest memories with me include a balding and bespectacled old head reading a book held up by a hairy hand with cracked brown skin. A reflective grin spreads or shrinks, prompted by mysterious proceedings in the magic mirror in front.

Memory’s selection tool functions strangely.

Sood Uncle. He ran a shop that never had more than… ten books? A banyan had grown in the shop’s forehead, hanging down like hair from aging eyebrows. Seven steps achieved as much as glimpsed, transfigures the nature of profit.

Rajesh Sharma