Banking Professional, 2nd runner up
Head, Marketing at HSBC, Mumbai, Shoma, a mother of two kids aged eight and three-and-a-half, started reading M&B when she was nine, and found her love when she was in XLRI. Shoma submitted a 2,000 word short story about a college couple who part ways after college gets over only to meet at a friend’s wedding to realise that they are still very much in love.
Happy to have been acknowledged as a prospective M&B writer, Shoma says with a smile, “The story is not a reflection of my own love story, but the emotions are.” Shoma wrote short stories when her kids were fast asleep, but went a step more to register for the competition when she read about the contest at a bookstore last month. Within a few hours, Shoma wrote the story that made her one of the three entries that were selected from a total of 1,000 sent to the competition this year.
Kim's Note: M&B have taken the short listed stories off from their website. If they do bring them back online, I will add the link here.