Monday, December 31, 2012

"A matter of chance"- My entry for the get published contest


Inspiration, that fragile thread ruling the pattern of creativity, doesn’t always need to be hard-hitting. Anything subtle like the moist wind grazing your cheek or the softly sung words of a song that makes your heart skip a beat works just as fine; anything that forces you to put your pen down on paper and tell a story.

It is really strange how you come across muse unexpectedly sometimes. You search in vain for it across the world when it was right in front of your eyes all the time. It happened with me, this sudden subtle burst of inspiration that came out of nowhere from a person who has been living with me in the same room since one month and who never let me have any inkling of the heartfelt story that was an essential part of her.

It runs like a roll of film in my mind, the story she had shared smiling, sitting on my hostel bed, the story which I try to do justice through the yarn of my words.

Even more than the touching elements of her narration, what caught my attention was the simple declaration she made at the beginning, that love is nothing but a chapter coincidences.

It struck me like a lightning bolt, the simplicity and absurdity of what she said- surely love isn’t like that, surely love is as much glorious and inevitable as they state in stories!

But it became evident, the truth of what she had stated in passing and I had to agree- love indeed starts with a chapter of coincidences and this time, it started with a few random strokes of pencil…

This isn’t a story that speaks of perfect love because for people so imperfect, ‘perfection’ isn’t an analogy that would suffice. This isn’t a story where everything goes as planned and it is only love that holds the first priority. This is rather the story of  Adarsh and Dakshita two college going teenagers uncertain about the true meaning of the feelings they hold for each other. This is the story of not just the joy and elation that comes from the beautiful thing we call love but also of the confusions associated with it… the dilemma. But most importantly this is the story of two people trying to make it work.

Excerpt:
“Some things can’t just be explained. Like why despite being so antagonistic about talking with stranger guys, she gave him her number that day. Like why instead of jumbling up the numbers like she usually did, she made the combination of the right number that day- just like her life decided on the correct permutation of bringing a new face into her existence that day”

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

If you want to hear the rest of this story, like my entry and help me get published!
You can like it here.

24 comments:

  1. All the best ... I am voting for this :-)

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  2. I am sure you would spin the tale fabulously well. You are a master at it, will vote for it surely. Wish you a very happy new year NS :)

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    1. Thanks a million DS!
      and wishing you a great new year too!! :D

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  3. I am voting for this too......How to vote????
    Happy new year Kirti Cat!!!!! Live happily.....

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    1. You just need to click on the link and click on 'like' Ipsi. Thanks a lot for voting for this.
      Wishing a wonderful new year to you too Ipsi gypsy!! have a blast :D

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  4. So here it is...the simple 'tale telling' on its way to turn into an epic! Needless to say will vote for it and that my best is always with you :)

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    1. Epic or not will be decided by Harper Collins! thanks a lot Rimli- for voting and spreading the word all over. Love you :)

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  5. Very good.. I hope it "stands out" in the crowd..

    carry on

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    1. Thank you so much Vikash. And I really hope it does stand out!
      Thanks for paying a visit to my blog :)

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  6. Indimail me the link from where I can vote and also include the link in your post so that people can vote for you!!

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    1. It is already included in the post DS! you just have to click on 'here'. It is linked with the indi page.

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  7. B'fully written..voting for that

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  8. imma tell all my friends about it! and help u get published! :D :D

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  9. OOOOO I really reeeally like that excerpt! That is quite some thing you've got there. All the best!

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    1. I am glad you like it and I am going to story irrespective of whether it gets selected or it! This is a story I really want people to tell.
      Thanks a ton!

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  10. Hi Kirti,

    Wonderful idea, indeed. Loved the concept.
    "Love is nothing but a chapter of coincidences" Oh my, this line is so true. It speaks volumes about a relationship and love.

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

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

    Regards

    Jay
    My Blog | My Entry to Indiblogger Get Published

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    1. Welcome to my blog Jay! I am so glad you liked the idea of this love story of mine. Thanks for the vote :)
      Hopping over to your blog now!
      Cheers :)

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