Thursday, February 3, 2011

In Search of Sophie : A Trip I wish I could forget


I have always loved to write. I get my inspirations from all that is in and around me. This is a short story I wrote almost a year back for the creative writing competition at IIT Saarang 2010. I dedicate this story to my parents and thank all those people who inspired the characters in my story. Also, thanks to Venkat who inspired me to finally publish the writing.

Do leave your comments. I am looking forward to some honest criticism.

Just one request: Read it alone... With the lights turned out... 

Title : In Search of Sophie : A Trip I wish I could forget
Genre: Horror, Thriller.



In Search of Sophie
(Picture Courtesy : Google images)

11 comments:

venkat_(n)ever_thinking said...

I'm literally speachless! Its quite a challenge to write a short horror story as the most important thing is to make it sound convincing.. and you did that with aplomb!!

I'll let these 2 things speak for what i went through reading the story:
1) While I was 3/4 through, my uncle switched off the lights in the other room - I was actually scared whether its really uncle doing it or the lights got switched off by themselves!!
2) I was so consumed reading the story that i got a call towards the end and i picked it but forgot to say hello till i finished the story!

HATS OFF!

SANGuine... said...

Thank you so much for the comment :)
Its good to know that my story had some (thrilling) effects on you...
I hope I get time to write more fictions in future...

Brainseeker said...

awesome writing!! Could picture every scene in my mind! Must admit.. the phone part freaked me out :)
Keep it up Sang!

SANGuine... said...

Thanks Chaitik :) Nice to get a comment from another awesome blogger...

rrajiv said...

10 on 10 for this story.
Venkat has already passed his verdict. And he being so good at Writing, I am in no way capable of judging it.
Anyway with my limited gyaaan, I can say A spell bounding story. Readers are captivated to the story till the end. However I didn't get how that girl, name starting with N got possessed.
Do you mind writing another part to it... :)

SANGuine... said...

Thanks for the points :)

I am looking forward to revising this version first coz when I wrote this story I was supposed to maintain a word limit, due to which I had to scrap off many details.

As for your doubt reg. Naina being possessed, I left on the reader to assume that its some kind of evil spirit in the forrest that first possesses Sophie & then gets into Naina too...

Der Denker said...

heyyy....nice one!! adding to the above comments, i would say that you maintained a tight storyline, avoiding pointless rigmaroles...kudos!! Keep writing!!!

sudip said...

GREAT one! a chill really went down my spine. Nice plot. It was intriguing till the last word. A horror documentry or a short horror novel can be made out it.
You really got some creative talent ya.. :)
I reallly liked it. Keep it up. :)

SANGuine... said...

@Avi & Sudip... Thanks... :)

Hope to write more soon...

just a commoner said...

Awesome work.....looking forward 2 a book by you oneday...read a horror story after a long time...n it really gave some goosebumps.....from now on, m not showing any of my posts 2 you! :D again...gr8 work...keep it up

SANGuine... said...

Thanks :)

And its not fair... Why can't I read ur posts? :(