Thursday, 20 December 2012

My Best Friend’s Brother— my entry to the Get Published contest

 The Idea Description:
  Alya has always had a little thing for her best friend, Anita’s brother, Arjun. But to Arjun, Alya is nothing but his kid sister’s friend who runs around imitating him.
  He knows of her little crush from the way she stares at him and takes notice of all his moves and from the way she regards all his girlfriends with scorn but he tries not to encourage it.
  But things change when Arjun comes back from London after two long years and finds that Alya is not a fifteen- year-old with braces and socks that go up to her knees. He finds the transformation in her staggering.
  But why is she so cold to him all of a sudden?    

What Makes This Story ‘Real’:
   This story is of my brother. My best friend had a crush on him for ages before she gave up and decided to move on.
  But fate had other ideas.

Extract from the story:
She looks at him from under her eyelashes in the crowded dance floor. His pale skin is contrasting against his black shirt and pants and he has his hands shoved inside his pockets carelessly while leaning against the wall. Some girl is talking him up but his eyes are on her. He takes a small sip of his whisky before lowering the glass on the bar table and excusing himself from his companion.
  Shit, thinks Alya, he is walking up to me.
  The washroom is the safest and the quickest exit and so she makes a dash for it. Once inside the cubicle she calms down considerably.
  When she comes out he is standing there outside the bathroom and there is no escape for Alya. His hands are shoved inside his pant pockets once again and he leans over her, his lips brushing her ear and whispers, “Are you done running from 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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