The Times of India is running the Write India initiative – “the country’s first ever Short Story Contest of the kind, providing a writing platform unlike any other”. Since July this year, each month a designated ‘Author of The Month’ has been sharing a passage. The writer has to develop that passage into a story. Read more on the Write India site here.
My son Gautam, all of 13, who quite enjoys writing, attempted the August contest, with Chetan Bhagat being the Author of The Month. The writer needed to use the following passage somewhere in the story. The story also needed to have a ‘life lesson’.
“She sat in the Starbucks cafe, sipping her coffee and staring out of the window. The blood stained knife lay next to her handbag, covered with her blue silk scarf.”
Here is Gautam’s story. Continue reading