“She was thoroughly enjoying her stroll when a man lying prone on the roadside caught her attention. Fearing the worst, she turned the limp figure over. Her heart leapt a mile when she saw the man's face...”
Imagine over 100 stories beginning with this one sentence and yet ending with completely differing conclusions. Who was this man?
It is time to find out who this man was on 1st of September 2012. Chandigarh Literary Society spends an evening with the six top winners of the Short Story Writing Competition that we organised in July. It was simply an overwhelming response. And during the last days, our email was hyperactive with more and more short stories pouring in from everywhere. Many burnt midnight oil to create a plot fit for their story, and one youngster, the last minute entrant, did become a winner.
From 4pm to 6pm at UT Guest House in Sector 6, Chandigarh, on Saturdayt, the 1st September, it would be exciting time to see the six top winners unfolding the plots of their short stories.
And we shall also have the celebrated three-member city-based authors who formed the jury for this competition, namely Khushwant Singh, Neel Kamal Puri and Nirupama Dutt, present on the occasion for an interaction to help us understand the nuances of writing and appreciating the genre of short-story writing.