Dear Reader, I have been trying my hand at creative writing for quite some time now.
I have published a number of fiction stories, articles, all sorts of writing, creative and non-creative, and, since the advent of blogging, I am quite an avid blogger too and have written a large number of fiction short stories and other writings on my blogs.
Recently I have published a book COCKTAIL - comprising a collection of 27 of my short stories 0n relationships.
I know I write quite well, especially short stories, many of my readers tell me the same too, and that's why I wonder why I have been so unlucky at creative writing contests.
There was a time when I submitted my short fiction for various contests, and despite my work being appreciated by readers, I never won a contest – except once.
So now, no more contests for me. I've decided to go ahead and publish my work. My first book COCKTAIL featuring stories about relationships is already out and there is one more collection of thrillers and suspense stories to follow and, of course, I am working on my first novel too, which I hope to complete soon.
Now, let me tell about the time when I won a short story contest. Yes, Dear Reader, sometime in the year 2007, in August 2007 to be precise, I was a winner in the Penguin-BLOGPRINT contest of Sulekha.com and my prize winning fiction short story SPY GAME was published in the Penguin Anthology BLOGPRINT.
I am reposting my fiction short story SPY GAME for you to read and enjoy. I am sure you will like it.
Remember, the story is set in Mumbai circa 2007 ...