Author: Adisha
•Saturday, July 11, 2009
There's this contest taking place at Clarity of Night . Below is the story I submitted for it. Ironical part of my experience was I ended up writing 3 stories and then went stark MAD thinking which one should be sent. My hubby had a good laugh at the predicament I put myself into. Well, eventually I picked one yet I know I have a long way to go to be able to compete with the caliber of work I'm seeing there. If you're up for it, give it a whack !

About the criteria for the story. It Had to be within 250 words and based on the picture taken by Jason Evans titled The Truth in Wine ( In Vino Veritas )

The Story I sent in is The Artist.

The other two stories I wrote are - - - Holding On and All it Takes.

All three are different themes. When and IF you read all three, do let me know which one YOU liked best. Suggestions, critique or comments are always a pleasure to read. :) Thanks . So, here's hoping you enjoy the read. Cheers !!!

And for those of you who are voracious readers, always on the look out for some good stories, check out the stories submitted at the contest. They make for wonderful reading, with great plots, writing and unique twists to boot !!

My entry is # 60 :D

On a separate note, I'd like to mention I'm really thankful to Aniket and Kunjal for informing me of this opportunity to challenge myself. Above all, my hubby specially for being so patient with me along with being my support and guide. I wonder what I'd ever do without him. :)
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12 Spin Offs:

On July 11, 2009 at 1:04 PM , Kunjal said...

Love all the three stories. Yes certainly the one you have chosen is best cos the narration is brilliant in it. How ever I was more attracted to the plot of second story.All the best:)

On July 11, 2009 at 1:44 PM , ♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

i so loved "the artist"

how DO you do it??? :O

On July 12, 2009 at 7:46 AM , Tasneem N. said...

i love ur style of writing.Do i see a celebrity writer in the making?

On July 12, 2009 at 10:20 AM , JR's Thumbprints said...

I read your other two stories and feel you made the right choice with "The Artist." "Holding On" would've been my second choice, minus some of the cliches. Isn't it great participating? I'm trying to keep up with all the entries and meet a few bloggers too. Continue writing!

On July 12, 2009 at 2:19 PM , hary!! said...

excellent narration :)

On July 12, 2009 at 2:42 PM , ani_aset said...

I liked holding on the most :)

On July 13, 2009 at 7:05 AM , Appy said...

Adisha, you are absolutely brilliant. I loved 'The Artist' and 'Holding on' ... I think you made the right choice because the theme is something we can associate with and feel for, what with all the crime bar against women rising exponentially. Way to go, hope you win!

On July 13, 2009 at 10:06 AM , anks said...

3!!!! Gosh, I didnt even manage one :(

On July 13, 2009 at 1:22 PM , The Survivor said...

I would have liked to try my hand at than but short of time :(

Anyways, not read ur stories yet, will read them later

On July 13, 2009 at 11:17 PM , Archana said...

Okies, so I took my time and read through all three. And I like them in exactly the order you have them tagged. :)

I think your best piece definitely is the one that you're submitting in. And a very close second is 'Holding On'. I think The Artist has a certain something about it that's captivating - and makes you stop and think after reading it. Good job Adisha & all the best! <3

On July 14, 2009 at 8:50 AM , Adisha said...

Thank you so much guys !!!! Keep visiting ... :D

On July 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM , Tessa said...

I read 'The Artist' a couple of days ago and thought it was brilliant (I left a comment) Although I really like your other two stories - particularly 'Holding On', I do think you made the right choice. Definitely!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier - glad you like the T S Eliot excerpt. I felt it spoke 'for' the scarecrow painting I did. My entry for In Vino Veritas was the post below that one, just in case you had thought Eliot's poem was mine! Hmmm...wish it was!:)