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Love Heals: My entry for the Get Published contest

The Idea: More often than not, love has been termed as a psychological disorder. They say it curdles the mind and bridges the gap between the brain and the heart and slowly the heart takes over. But what happens when a person who is known to understand emotions and to excise control over them starts losing control? Would they give up all that they believed in? 

What Makes This Story 'Real': This story deals with the most important question. "How does love happen.” It’s very easy to say that "I just fell in love". But what factors are responsible for the heart to skip a beat? What makes you willing to give up anything for one person? This story addresses these real life issues. 

Excerpt: Dr. Sharma looked at the clock on the adjacent wall. It said five minutes to six 'o' clock. It was a Saturday. From the past two months Dr.Sharma has been looking forward to Saturdays. It was a day when she could rest after her routine of appointments that would end at five. It was the day when her 'special' patient Armaan came to visit her. Armaan, who had not meant anything to her a while ago, but now he had become the center of her living. She was slowly falling in love with a troubled man and she knew that he was healing her more than she was healing him.

Armaan was frustrated at work. In an hour, he had an appointment with his psychiatrist. He had been battling depression for more than a year now and after severe cajoling and nagging from his wife, he had agreed to see a shrink. To his surprise he seemed to enjoy it and started feeling better right from day one. Dr. Ananya Sharma was one of the leading psychiatrists in the city and he was glad when she accepted him as a patient and as a case study. Armaan loved his wife immensely, but there was something about the doctor he was attracted to. As much as he brushed away the thought, he would keep coming back to it.

This is my entry for the HarperCollins–IndiBlogger Get Published contest, which is run with inputs from Yashodhara Lal and HarperCollins India.

P.S: Please go here and click on the heart to like this post. Please help me get published :)

~ Soumya


  1. Soumya,

    Read 3 posts now. Role - play left a lot to imagination about what next, but good story. The poem showed how love progresses. Navigated and clicked on heart as the story idea is very unique and good.

    Take care

  2. I would love for you to get published..
    But even otherwise, this would be a story I'd wanna read.
    So please do write it :)

  3. Al the best Somz...looks pretty interesting... voted :)

    All the best Somz!:)

  4. Hi Soumya,

    Hmm, so this love story is headed for a triangle it seems. Love triangles bring with them lots of emotions and angst. This one promises to be the same.
    You've pointed it out quite nicely, love can happen practically anywhere, even on a shrink's chair. :)

    My vote goes to you, wish you luck :):):)

    P.S. Do check out & vote for my entry for Get Published.


    My Entry to Indiblogger Get Published

    1. Not exactly a triangle, something like a rectangle ;)

      Thank you so much, off to check your post! :)

  5. Very different plot...looking forward to the rest of the story! The best part of this - 'he was healing her more than she was healing him', really intriguing. All the best. Voted :)


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