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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

187. Transition : My entry for the Get Published contest

The Idea

The story is as much as an internal story as is external. It happens outside and happens inside. The two happenings are related to each other and together they make the story.

The story is not only about reality but about how one feels about the reality and what causes changes. It is about choices and options. It is about complexities a woman is supposed to face in the society.

The story is about a woman who is caught between her lost love and the present life. She is married against her wishes at a young age. Though she has no problems in her family – her husband and two children all are good and normal, she feels for what it could have been. She has no reason to be unhappy; still she is not convinced that she is happy. At times she feels lonely and does not understand whether the decision she was forced to make long ago was right or wrong.

There are characters who are mentally strong, who are sensitive, who are open to face different situations.

The woman travels alone, gets glimpses of what could have been her life. She tries to live that life through others.

What does she find? What is her response? How does she differentiate between the past and the present? How does she link the past and the present?  

The story describes this internal journey along with its impact on the external situation.

What Makes This Story ‘Real’

This could be anybody’s story – so common and yet so different.

It is a story which captures dilemma of a woman. It talks about how the love for the lost possibilities or opportunities can make things difficult – not only for oneself but also for others who are in the loop. Often others fail to understand these dilemmas which are easily labeled as ‘mid life crisis’. However, this can turn out to be central crisis in the life of many. The story also talks about perceptions, dreams, relations and thoughts. 

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


  1. ATB re! And a Happy New year to you :) may this 2013 be all you wanted!

    Do visit my blog! Would love to see you by! *cheers*

  2. Hi Aativas,

    You've mentioned being married off at a young age. This is something quite prevalent in India, especially in the rural areas.
    The story looks quite promising and would love to see it published.

    My vote goes to you, wish you luck :):):)

    P.S. Do check out & vote for my entry for Get Published.


    My Entry to Indiblogger Get Published


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