Sunday, 30 December 2012

Friends Instead— my entry to the Get Published contest

The Idea Description:
You know how you think that you’ve broken up on good terms and you can continue to remain friends? Disha was of that opinion.
  She and Aryan were mature adults—surely they can move and be happy for the other person, right?
What Makes This Story ‘Real’:
The ownership aspect isn’t as easy to severe as a relationship. It’s like an almost invisible thread—almost.
  Let’s see, if it breaks with the strength they are pulling or the elasticity of it brings them closer.  
Extract from the story:
“So….” I call Aditi up and squeal into the receiver. “Guess who I’m bringing with me to the New Year’s party tomorrow?”
  “The cute guy from your class.”
  “The cute guy from my class,” I confirm. “He didn’t have anywhere to go cause he’s from Delhi so I thought I’d ask him and he said yes. I can’t believe it, Adi.”
  “Oh. My. God.” Aditi lets out a heavy exhalation that says so many things a million words can’t. “But won’t it be awkward, you know, with Aryan around?”
  I hesitate before answering. “No. I don’t think so. We had a mutual understanding.” I shrug even though she can’t see me.

This is my entry for the HarperCollins–IndiBlogger Get Published contest, which is run with inputs fromYashodhara Lal and HarperCollins India.

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