Sunday, 30 December 2012

I Like You, I Don’t Like You— my entry to the Get Published contest

The Idea Description:
Devanshi hadn’t given much thought to relationships. Sure, her friends had boyfriends and she had considered the thought of having a boyfriend—but dismissed it as soon as it passed through her mind.
  So when Harsh, a mutual friend’s friend takes a liking to her and asks her out, her friends ask her to think of it as just another experiment.
  Will this experiment be a success or will it leave Devanshi  or Harsh with singed eyebrows and perhaps a broken heart?
What Makes This Story ‘Real’:         
 There are some relations where they seem true throughout while some are only true for  the moment. This story might be of the latter kind.
Extract from the story:
 “Devanshi, you’re going to die an old woman who can’t reach her toenails to paint them if you let this continue,” says my friend Aastha.
  “I’ll do Yoga and remain flexible.” I smirk at her.
  “Please. Do this for me.”
  “What if I don’t want anyone right now? Why am I being forced into this?”
  “Don’t make it sound like a rape. I’m not forcing you. Just think about it like an adventure, something to try out before you die. You know, something on your bucket list.” Her eyes sparkle as she says this. I don’t know why she’s comparing this to with an entry on your bucket list. With the way she’s dated, it seems less like a pet project and more like the mission of her life to have a successful relationship.
  “I have a bucket list,” I defend myself. “I want to go to Egypt to see the pyramids and Spain to study Gaudi’s work, I want to get accepted by an Ivy League—”
  “Great. That’s all very great, Devanshi. I’m just saying add another entry called Have a Relationship.”

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

1 comment:

  1. This is the second story I read of yours and like this one! Voted!