Friday, 28 December 2012

A Journey – my entry to the GetPublished contest

This is a contest for writing a love story, if chosen; I get to be one of the authors in a collection of love stories published by HarperCollins. 

I always wanted to write a love story, a compilation of all my mistakes and experiences, so this is a good opportunity for me. Just for the sake of it I googled about love. It showed me quotes on love, I read through them and I liked this one...

“I love you without knowing how or when or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride. I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate, that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate, that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” 
By Pablo Neruda

Love, I feel embalms a lot of feelings, a word that describes a lot of emotions, yet no one can explain what it really means. Poets, scholars and writers have written about love and yet can’t explain the depths of it. 

Out of curiosity I checked Wikipedia for the meaning of love. It states, “Love is an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also said to be a virtue, representing all of human kindness, compassion and affection.” It also states, “Love refers to a variety of different feelings, states and attitudes, ranging from pleasure to interpersonal attraction.” I guess love even confuses them.

My story Line...
Once or twice a year Anup took a train journey to Delhi and back. He was an architect living in Kochi, doing well in his field but his personal life was different. He had always been a quite person or in other words, an introvert. He was not lonely neither was he craving to fall in love. He had not met the right one, that was his excuse. 

This story is about the journey that changed his life forever. He meets Ancy who is young, beautiful and talkative.All that Anup is not. What would an introverted Anup do about his feeling for her? And where would it lead him?

 “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice but falling in love with you was beyond my control."

My story includes incidents from my personal life, as well as experiences of my friends. I hope I am allowed to tell my story.

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


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