This book is a compilation of twenty four original short stories (and not translations) by Pakistani women, reprinted with the permission of the authors and publishers. These present a wide spectrum of experiences and voices and include some stories written by young writers. The Introduction by the editor of the book provides a history of creative English writing by Pakistani women and brief details of these selected stories. The quality of writings varies from writer to writer and from time to time. For such writings, there have been various platforms such as novels, magazines and columns in newspapers. Some of the writings are bold, political or provocative, while orthodoxy, rituals, customs and abuse are questioned in some of them. “Clay fissures” gives the story of Pradeep Sehgal, an albino and an adopted son of a Hindu merchant in Pakistan. Due to colourless skin, he is bullied, treated as an outcaste and excluded from every game from the initial stages. But he gets good results in examinations. Even in the job, his boss treats him as an outsider. But Ruknuddin encourages him. Pradeep is recognized outside Pakistan and offer comes to him to join American Geologists Council. He starts working in USA on environmental hazards. He is assigned on rehabilitation work, in an area of drought in USA. Due to racism he has suffered, being overlooked in promotions. For same reason, he did not get married. It is very hard to swallow discrimination. Then he gets an award from USA and Ruknuddin wants him to work for Pakistan. He comes to Balochistan for the study of a volcano, in which the people of various countries cooperate with him. He feels that he has come home. The story talks of race, colour and identity. It is an original work full of promise and vision for future. The story “Mirage” is about Hope House for mentally retarded, schizophrenic, autistic, epileptic or cerebral palsy affected children, with less than ten years of age. It is managed by Sister Agnes. It is a story of a mother and her handicapped child. This story won first prize in a BBC short story competition. The story “Runaway truck Ramp” is a love story of an American girl and a Pakistani student in USA. Both of them are writers, but they belong to different cultures. They are in love, and that is their limit and they can’t see beyond it. The story looks at American meanings of the terms freedom and choice, in so far as sex is concerned. The book reveals the status of English writings of Pakistani women and presents some idea of Pakistani life along with that of the whole world. It attempts to show the extent of the richness and diversity of English writing of Pakistani women, though as a body of work, Pakistani women’s writings have not been widely known.