Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Story Title: A Teenage Love— my entry to the Get Published contest’

The Idea Description:
  She’s been in love with the unreachable Football Star of the school since she was thirteen. But school is over now, but Priya still thinks that he was her soulmate.
  Nirav’s been in a relationship, if that’s what you want to call it. It did entail a particularly entertaining chat on MSN messenger and a very long phone call, in his defence.
   When Priya and Nirav are teased mercilessly by their friends so that they forget their past, will they succumb to the attraction building up between them?
  Or will they decide to cling on to their past?

What Makes This Story ‘Real’:
   This is a story of my best friend and I was a witness to her struggle to give up her infatuation and to enter a real relationship.
  Most teenagers believe in love at first sight and are quite dramatic about it, but they must realise that they don’t really know the person.

Extract from the story:
Priya, I kow thid is late at night. But I kuv you.
“He sounds drunk,” observes Sonal from where she is perched on my beige living room sofa.
  She breathes a sigh of relief. Surely he wouldn’t be serious about it then.
  “People say the truth when they’re drunk, Priya.”
  And the dread fills her again.
  “What time did he message?”
  “Around two. I think. I was sleeping,” she mumbles desolately.
  “Definitely drunk,” She says. “I don’t understand why you are so upset about this. He seems like such a nice guy.”
  “Yes but I am interested in—“
  “Don’t even say his name,” Sonal warns. “You’ve never even spoken to Ronak and you think you already think you’re in love— ”
  “I don’t think I’m in love with him. I know so.”
  “Shut up. Get to know this guy. He’s so nice and he looks good.”
  She stares at her vine coloured rug, “He is very nice to me,” she agrees.
  “Great! Now, about your reply to his message….”
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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