26 December 2012

Young Love- My entry for the Get Published Contest

The Idea

This story is of a young girl, insecure and lonely who has a big crush with this boy in school, who resembles her favorite cinema actor. The boy for his part, is mostly ambigous, almost sphinx like, to her frustration.

The story spans a decade, maintaining the base character traits of both, travels borders, and reaches milestones to end in a climax, but does it end at all? The story encompasses the difficult years of growing up, vis a vis diary entries, e-mails and conversations exchanged between  these two as they try and understand this magnetism, to conclude in a merry ending that's sure to satisfy everyone.

What makes the story real?

It is real! But more importantly, it's the story of so many, both young and old, of this seemingly irrelevant crush, that ends in a life event, like love creeping up on you, when it is least expected. More importantly, it's an ode to all those who question themselves, their feelings and most importantly their self image and let that stop them from pursuing what make them happy. This story has regret, immense regret and turning points and how love is never perfect, never smooth sailing and how there are so many many shades of love :)

End Note: This is my entry for the HarperCollins–IndiBlogger Get Published contest, which is run with inputs from Yashodhara Lal and HarperCollins India. Please go over to Indiblogger at http://www.indiblogger.in/getpublished/idea/342 if you like the post (and of course, you'd like to read the whole story) and vote for me, by clicking on the heart.

Thank you, Saro


Mohit Kumar said...

Child Hood love stories are the one which leaves a strong influence on our character. All the best for your entry, I would surely like to read more :)
The base of your story is same as mine. School Love.


Rajalakshmi said...

Sounds interesting Sab.. can't wait to read the full story :)

Saro said...

thank you both, i'm excited to write it too.. Mohit: All the best of luck for you in the contest and Raj: you have been promoted to being my official proof reader!

Jack said...


True, story of so many of us. Navigated but could not vote.

Take care

Saro said...

Thanks for the support jack :P

chaitanya said...

Ahh, the first love... It's always a bittersweet memory. You've struck a nerve there with the celebrity look-alike.

I voted for you. Good luck with your entry!

Nandana said...

Looks like a coming-of-age love-story. Good luck :)