For this last post in the October #writetribeproblogger challenge, I stick to the prompt of ‘Heartprints’. My short story ended in the previous post but I think I can make it a lot more better with some rework.
Thank you everyone who liked, shared and commented on the posts in October. It has been the wind beneath my wings to attempt a longer form of story writing. Life in general keeps getting into the way when I have to focus on writing a story. This has kept me from writing to contests or explore different ways of writing. I was hoping to participate in the Nanowrimo this year. But again, some deadlines at the end of November keeps me away.
Coming back to the story, I wanted to write about a woman who is facing a challenge in her marriage. i wanted to explore what happens after the first flush of marriage and the initial attraction wears off. Writing this one has given me an idea of the many possibilities that can be explored. But, the best part was the feedback I had been getting on them. It might have ended a lot more sadder than where it started. But, one of the commentators said, they hoped it is not really a sad one but will have a positive ending. It got me thinking as to how will Shruti and Neil get back together when they seemed to have moved so far apart. The impetus was bringing on Niti. Niti also means justice. We all need that someone, who will push us to the front, pull us out of our comfort zone, who will ask us to follow our heart and hold our hands tightly till we get a proper foothold.
So, did you enjoy reading my short story. Tell me where I can improve it, or what could have been done to change the outcome or made more interesting.
Here are the links to the posts –
October has been a very busy month with exams, Diwali festival, Holidays and everything possible was sent my way which would have stopped me from writing posts if it was any other month. But I realised, sticking to two posts a week is highly achievable. I hope to stick to this schedule in future.