MASTHEAD

JULIAN ABAS

Editor Emeritus

SANDO SAPANWALLA

Bureau Chief

MUNNA MANHOOS

FARHAN FALTOO

RAJA ROMEO

Correspondents

FAQ

WHO IN BLAZES ARE YOU PEOPLE?
Weekly Chokus (Urdu for “alert”) is your wellspring of Pakistani Newsflash Fiction™ where topical news entwines with flash fiction. Also, Sando occasionally pens sassy editorials that propagandize his streetwise wisdom.
SO, YOU'RE ANOTHER "ONION" WANNABE?
Hardly. The Weekly Chokus doesn’t window-dress fake news in the AP style. That’s lazy comedy and way overdone. Instead, we work backward from popular news stories to create fictional prequels smeared with satire.
HEY, CAN I CONTRIBUTE?

If you can stick to the format and keep it under 1000 words, absolutely!


The caveats are your submissions must (a) make you LOL, (b) believably backtrack from your chosen news story, and (c) follow the Scene-Sequel/Motivation-Reaction Unit structures of conventional storytelling.

 

We’re not a literary review and so frown upon plodding, plotless fiction no matter the pretty turns of phrase.

Please email all submissions/queries to 

info@weeklychokus.com

WHAT IF I'M NOT GOOD ENOUGH?
To this I offer you life's two enduring truths: fiction is wholly subjective and only idiots celebrate their abilities.

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