Reader’s Digest India Competition!


DISCLAIMER-One of my shortest post on WordPress.

All those who have been my followers since quite a time now must be well aware that when it comes to writing-short sentences, or short passages, or even short comments on your write-ups are just not-my-type. Out of my fifty published posts on WordPress, I hardly have five posts (including this one) limited to 200 words. Otherwise all of my writings stretch up to, if not more then around, 600 words (which, by the way, crosses 1000 too, at times).

So,when it came to finishing a story within the count, which I don’t even realize having crossed while writing, of 100-words for Reader’s Digest India competition, I was sure I was going to screw it up. I was asked, very plainly, to start and finish off a story within 100-words. And my straight face said it all.

Well, I took my shot on the challenge. Tried to chop off every word, as small as an article and as important as a verb, which could be avoided, and here is the outcome,

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My entry, luckily, is chosen as one of the 15-winning entries.

Do provide your feedback on my story. Any kind of critical feedback will be embraced as gracefully as the appreciation.

PS – This one again crossed the count of 250. My bad!

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. kshitija says:

    Congratulations dear

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you, Kshitija! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Annika Perry says:

    Congratulations and wow, that is a terrific short story, emotional and packs a punch! Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much, Annika! I am glad you liked it. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Congrats! Great emotion in a few sentences!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      Like

  4. shewrites170 says:

    Congratulations Aditi !!
    I loved your story, being a BSF ward I have seen many such lives lost around. It’s a heartbreaking story and sad part is many have to live it and the moment captured in story stays etched forever.
    A salute to our brave soldiers, putting everything at risk to make sure the nation’s head is always held high.

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Absolutely. Not all have the strength and courage to prioritize others’ lives over their own.
      I am glad you liked my story. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Vinny Idol says:

    Congratulations. I liked your short story. It remunded me of when my cousin first came back from Itaq. I was so nervous.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Vinny!
      Oh! I hope all went well at your end.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Vinny Idol says:

        Youre welcome, Aditi. Thank you, its getting better everyday.

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        1. Idle Muser says:

          I am glad, Vinny. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Vinny Idol says:

            😀 I appreciate that. Blessings

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  6. Nomadosauras says:

    That is amazing! Conveying the emotions in minimum words is truly an art that I am yet to master (my shortest post is 2500 words and the longer ones often clock over 5k necessitating splitting of posts 🙈). You inspired me to try and keep my next post to within a thousand words! Thank you for sharing this ☺ Oh and I almost forgot, congratulations! 😀

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      😀 Thank you!
      I can completely resonate with the restrictive feeling one can feel to finish up in less words. But, yes this art-more in less, is important too. I am glad if I could inspire you with keeping your future posts shorter. 🙂

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  7. prashantt says:

    I posted a message in few words today here on the occassion of Internation womens day..i will look for your feedback on it.😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      I know it’s bit late to read this, but I will sprinkle my views on your post. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. prashantt says:

    Congrats! Aditi…i can understand the pain of containing your writeups to a certain limitations..it took several attempts to contain my first published short story into 1000 words but then after getting with four more stories i realised it is as an art to convey your story in minimum words.
    Congrats once again & lots of lucks for future endeavours👍👍😊

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Prashantt. 🙂
      Well, congratulations for your published work too. 🙂
      Pain-yes, it is, but then it is an art too.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. 🐞 Dünya kadınlar gününüz kutlu olsun.🐞

    🐞 World women are happy for your day.🐞

    🐞 Happy day Welt Frauen.🐞

    🐞 Happy femmes du monde de la journée.🐞

    🐞 Donne del mondo giorno felice.🐞❤

    ❤🐞 Día feliz de las mujeres del mundo.🐞❤

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  10. Jeni G.J says:

    And a touching story

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Jeni G.J says:

    Wow…congrats

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Jeni! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  12. msarora says:

    Congratulations….

    Liked by 1 person

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