This unique competition is organized by the Times Of India group. Every month a renowned author gives a prompt for the story along with some rules. The results are announced in 45 days time after the last date of submission.
The prompt given by author Amish Tripathi in July was fabulous in terms of research involved and depth of the idea.
It was great to see my name on the top ten list short listed by TOI editors. The next stage involved the concerned author selecting the top three winners. The patience-demanding six hours wait for the announcement of the winners was nail-biting.
All in all it is awesome to appear on the TOI media release.
As I write this post the contest would go on for another eight months and I would try to write for other authors and prompts.
The urge to come first is still burning high.