The Medley

is a twice-a-year literary journal run by the students of Hansraj College, University of Delhi. It is a repository of stories, poems and essays sent to us from around the world since 2018.

Cardiac Arrest

This love heart that pulsed passion and fluttered and quivered daily in awkward agile anticipation has become clogged and congealed. Now, the HMO’s of love deny all requests for treatment as ‘not officially’ authorized.

I implore you to let me try folk remedies.

You refuse citing gross indifference.

The myocardial infarction occurs in a poorly worded text message renouncing any blame for pain and suffering incurred during the previous month’s experimental heart treatments.

R. Gerry Fabian

R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor. As a poet and novelist, he has been publishing his writing since 1972 in various literary magazines. He has published four books of his published poems, Parallels, Coming Out Of The Atlantic, Electronic Forecasts. and Ball On The Mound. In addition, he has published three novels. They are Getting Lucky (The Story), Memphis Masquerade, and Seventh Sense. All these books are available both as ebooks and paperbacks at all publishers including Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes and Noble. His web page is and his Twitter handle is @GerryFabian2. He lives in Doylestown, PA.