Pluck Out The Heart is something beyond an anthology; It is a unique venture by five authors. Based on the horror/dark genre, this book stands out to be a variation in the approach to scary tales. Just as it will manage to run a long nail down your freezing spine, Pluck Out The Heart is manicured with an intention to tell newly thought stories to the readers, page by page. The macabre wave of the revenant has been woven through the emotions in each story, as the characters in them are created to touch your heart and their darker part is sure to pluck it out!
Another differentiating feature of this book is that the authors haven’t gone for the usually read and clichéd commercial plotlines. Each tale that is told in the further pages is a well-chiselled work of art by the respective writer. We chose this topic after analyzing that the excitement about horror tales among the readers/audience is declining, owing to the fact that the creators are consistently failing to give the readers something fresh. That’s where Neelam Saxena Chandra and Nalini Srivastava came up with the idea of coming up with a compilation of such stories.
All the authors have made the best use of available sources to conduct a stern research on the theme. Selecting or inventing the backdrops has been time-consuming, as many modern story books have already used the regular ones. Nevertheless, we stuck to a self-chanted motto: “Feed Them Fresh”.
Unlike other genres, horror runs through a different pipeline and is viewed with a completely different perspective. It requires an extravagant mindset and sense of creativity to pen stories on such a genre as the readers expect avant-garde level of novelty when it comes to horror. Keeping this in mind, we five authors, viz. Neelam Saxena Chandra, Shail Raghuvanshi, Nalini Shrivastava, Nikhil Katkar and Sagher Manchanda, have joined hands and resolved to bring out our best through this book.