Sunday, November 4, 2018

"Finish The Story" Collaboration

I recently had the opportunity to join a group of authors in presenting a series of short stories called “Finish The Story Collaboration”. We each provided a writing prompt, and we will each be contributing a short story based on each of the prompts for our readers.

This collaboration was organized by Tanmay Jain. Many thanks to Tanmay for providing such a wonderful opportunity!

Below is information on the contributors:

Tanmay Jain

Tanmay Jain is a blogger, book reviewer, writer and bibliophile from Jaipur, Rajasthan. He has been reading books since he was a child and hasn’t stopped since. He started his first blog in 2016 and since that, after many unsuccessful attempts at managing a successful blog, he landed on his current and most successful blog, Scion of Society. Tanmay dabbles mostly in fiction writing but sometimes wanders off to poetry, book reviewing and writing tips. He is an editor for his school magazine, X-rays. He’s a teenage writer, aspiring author, and a budding blogger.

Prompt: “One day you’re sitting with your head in your mother’s lap and in the next you’re sitting in a holding cell waiting for the trial of your her murder. What happened to me?”

Sitharaam Jayakumar

 My name is Sitharaam Jayakumar and my friends call me Jai. I am a software professional working as a lead software engineer. I am keenly interested in politics, music, cricket, books – both fiction and non-fiction, writing poetry, articles and fictional stories. I am a B-Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT-BHU (formerly IT-BHU). I am an avid reader of books on science. I live in Kochi, India with my wife and the joy of our lives, our ten-year-old daughter. I take a keen interest in everything that comes my way in daily life like politics, cricket, music and computer software. My blog is a hotch-potch of poems, articles, lots of flash-fiction and several short stories. You will also find poetry and a smattering of photography in my blog.

Prompt: “I woke up with a severe hangover. I made my way to the bathroom lazily. I glanced at the mirror wondering if I looked as terrible as I felt. I stood staring in horror at the grotesque skull grinning at me…”

Suchita Agarwal

Hi, I am Suchita Agarwal. I am a writer and content creator. At different times, I have been a teacher, an agency recruit, a master’s degree holder, and a social media executive. All work as secret identities for my plan to take over the literary world…one post, one manuscript, one book deal at a time. What I love above all else are desserts, reading and learning. You can connect with me on Twitter or WordPress. I go by talesofsuchita.

Prompt: “What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?”

Nidheesh Samant

Nidheesh Samant is a marketing professional from India, taking his first steps in the world of writing. He writes under the pen name The Dark Netizen. He enjoys dark stories and soup, and loves their combination even more.

Prompt: “The Emperor had summoned his Knights..and they had answered his summons. They knew that it was a matter of great importance. They waited patiently as their Emperor began to address them.”

Asha Seth

A copywriter by profession but a story-teller at heart, Asha is a born reveur. A rebel who seeks refuge in the confines of worlds created by words. She reads, writes, reviews, and when not doing these, loves to loiter in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Prompt: “As soon as Alicia stepped on to the second landing, the lights went out and a hand grapped her into the all-consuming darkness.”

Shivangi Dua

An aspiring author, bibliophile, bookaholic who breathes to write! She is a part of the creative team of her school magazine and has been writing to voice her thoughts since forever. After the little attempts to create a beautiful story, she finally got a blog to be proud of that is Writer’s Vicinity!

Prompt: “Opening my eyes, I was in a world less familiar yet more beautiful and soothing than anything I had ever experienced…To breathe felt like living a new life!”

Bonnie Cehovet

My name is Bonnie Cehovet. I live in the Pacific Southwest with my cats Midnight and Pumpkin. I am a professional Tarot reader, a reviewer of Tarot and non-Tarot works, and published author. My chosen genre is cozy mysteries, but I also write in the self-help field. My goal in life is to be who I am and to be able to help others in the process.

Prompt: “One never knew with Eleanor. Appearances could be deceiving – one moment she was very calm, the next … not so.”

Over the next two weeks I will be sharing my story, and the stories of my collaborators. Enjoy!

© November 2018 Bonnie Cehovet
Reproduction prohibited without written permission from the author.

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