Sunday, 30 December 2012

: Long Distance — my entry to the Get Published contest

The Idea Description:
Yash and Mansi dated for three years—they were the golden couple. They clung onto eachother as all their other friends had failed relationships and had one fling after another. But then Yash decides to go abroad for his post-graduate and Mansi’s old insecurities emerge.
  They make eachother all kinds of promises but their relationship is tested with time and distance.
  Do Mansi and Yash have a chance or will they too become a victim of Long Distance?
What Makes This Story ‘Real’:         
 Every couple thinks that they’re story is going to be different when they part. This story is about that.
Extract from the story:
 “What do you mean…” I begin before swallowing. I stare at his oh, so serious face in my computer screen. Technology does wonderful things, brings people closer—and apart. “You want to…split up?”
  “Don’t make me sound like the villain here, Mansi. You had to know that this was an option.”
  “What about all those things you said?” I am shrieking now. I have thought of this moment before but the pain that thought caused me was a figment of my imagination. It was like having a nightmare and smiling at my good fortune when I would wake up. My subconscious was playing tricks, I would tell myself. But, how do I deal with this? How do I deal with it now that it has become my new reality?

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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