Friday, October 19, 2012

Love? Bah! Humbug! - My entry to the GetPublished contest

A beautiful, remote beach resort, renowned for being a honeymooner's paradise. Spread over acres and acres of land, with a private beach, golden sands, luxurious rooms beautiful swimming pools at split levels. Ruby red sunsets, cloudless, shimmering nights and the constant lull of waves that came to kiss the land......

The ideal setting for that perfect love story which could make Romeo and Juliet blush with inadequacy. A love tale that could have been an epic to be told and retold...... Right?

WRONG!!!

G and M couldn't see eye to eye. Literally. They met, they glared, they schemed against each other and they tried to walk separate ways; if only the world would let them be ..............

Based on the real life story of a couple pushed together by fate, love in this story is like a naughty child, springing surprises on the unsuspecting people involved. But sometimes, things really don't happen as you want them to.......... or do they?

Excerpt from the story :

"Wait a minute, you two!" The only person who could make us sit in one room for more than a few seconds was the General Manager of the hotel where G and I were colleagues. "M, if I hear one more complaint about you throwing G's files into the shredder, I will personally ensure your transfer to the Housekeeping department."

I nodded emphatically, hoping that would pacify the Boss. I was in no mood to cut short my career in hotels, just because I wanted to punch G's smirk; but I was seething inside.

G's cinemascopic smile froze on his face when the GM turned to him. "And you..... If I ever hear about you changing the office locks without giving her a key, I will shift your office to the bhoot bangla (the haunted room). Am I clear or do you want written communication to remind you in case you forget?"

"S(He) started it." We both mumbled under our breaths.

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

Do vote for it on this link at Harper Collins if you would like to see this story complete itself .....

38 comments:

  1. Interesting... liked the idea of 'love like a naughty child' :) All the best.

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    1. Thank you GBTP ... would love to have the story out one day ;-)

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  2. Sounds interesting.
    Do you know about what happens after you post the outline on your blog? Are they supposed to contact you and then you will be writing the complete story? Or you can start writing and it has to be submitted in February and then its fate will be decided?

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    1. Amit, I think the blog post will be judged on certain criteria (which is quite hazy actually) and then a mail will be sent to the blogger separately, and the blogger can start writing the actual story.

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  3. Love the theme!! Best of luck!!

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    1. Awww.... thank you so much Roshni .... this is a story I would love to tell the world :-)

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  4. clicked that like button :D. enjoyed reading this post!

    hey, i am getting this strange feeling that i visited this blog earlier. will go through some of your posts later. i see a humor section on top :D

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    1. hehehe.......... thank you, thank you and thank you. I seem to be a walking talking disaster with 'likes' .... Maybe you're going to break the spell :-) .... look forward to your visits to the humour section

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  5. An interesting plot :)
    Eagerly waiting to get to read the full story :)
    Good Luck!!

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  6. A very nice storyline..would love to read it :)

    All the best!

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    1. Thanks ME .... I hope to be able to write it out :-)

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  7. magical and picturesque ...loved the sugar n spice tone running throughout the idea ..would love to read more of it :)

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    1. thank you so much sridevi.... I do hope I get to write it :-)

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  8. This seems so interesting! Can't wait to read the whole story. :)

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    1. Thanks Spiff..... and I can't wait to tell it :-). I hope you clicked the link to 'like' it ;-)

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  9. Loved it.....cant wait to read the rest.

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  10. G and M, eh? I think I know this M ;)
    Is my hunch right? Just gave it my LIKE. Best of luck dear.

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    1. Hehehehe..... Maxims ... you are quite intuitive ... that answers your question right? :-)

      Thanks for the vote and the wishes *hugs*

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  11. Seems like love is still in the air, Meena...:) my best wishes for the love story yet to be written and also to the "one that's already been written" :D.My vote for you...

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    1. Hehehe!! thank you so much Aroma.... appreciate the vote :-)

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  12. Can't wait for G and M to realise they're attracted to each other. Wonder if they'll be dismayed at the thought. Wonder if they'll know the other reciprocates. A red heart it is.

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    1. Thank you KM .... so good to see you here! And coming from someone as talented as yourself, thats a huge compliment!

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  13. lovd it..i cant wait to read the whole of it!! here's mine http://www.indiblogger.in/getpublished/idea/307/ nothing in front of what u hav written but still !! just wanted an opinion AND A VOTE OF COURSE ..:)

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    1. thank you so much Shubham ... and I will most definitely visit your story.... after all, we all like good stories, don't we?

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  14. Would be complete when the real names behind M and G are revealed!

    Good luck for the contest!

    Here is mine. Kindly read and cast your valuable vote!

    http://www.indiblogger.in/getpublished/idea/248/

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    1. hehehe...... well, thats a different story altogether!! Thank you so much... shall visit your story soon!

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  15. That was really an interesting read and i wish your story get selected Nirvana :)
    Please visit mine and waiting for your valuable vote and feedback too :)
    good luck!

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    1. Thanks Jasmeet.... I certainly shall visit your story too.

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  16. A scene in the bhoot bangla will be fun ;)

    Voted for you. Good luck, and do check out my blog!

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    1. hehehe.... fingers crossed Chaitanya (love your name!) ... thank you.. going right ahead to your blog.

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  17. Interesting plot, would love to read more... I did my part by voting for it :) Good luck with the contest!!

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  18. Hi Meena,

    Hmmm, tension, quarrel, dislike brewing between two souls. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a nice love story. Indeed, opposites do attract. I hope to read the entire story in paperback.

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

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

    Regards

    Jay
    My Entry to Indiblogger Get Published

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    1. thank you so much Jay... will definitely visit your story too.

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