The rays of the setting sun filter in through the gaps in the curtains, fluttering in the mild spring breeze, adding a scarlet hue to the room. The air smells of the sweet scent of the wild flowers blooming in the valley below. She is in the warm comfort of his arms and secretly wishes for that moment to freeze. She plants a kiss on his chest and holds him tighter but an unseen force pulls him away from her. She panics and runs frantically towards him, but he disappears into the darkness...forever.
She Writes Story Contest winner: Amrita Saikia
Amrita Saikia is one of twelve winners of the MSN-Random House She Writes a Story Contest', as chosen by our judges. Her story 'A Tale of Destiny' features in the 'She Writes: A collection of Short Stories' published by Random House India and available at all leading bookstores.
Amrita Saikia spent most of her childhood days in a small town called Nagaon in Assam. She attended the prestigious Cotton College in the city of Guwahati and then moved to Bangalore to pursue higher studies. She did her graduation from Mount Carmel College and post-graduation from Dayananda Sagar College, Bangalore. Currently, she is working as an editor in International Data Corporation. She likes to read books, write (mostly her blog posts), and paint during her leisure time. She is extremely passionate about food and loves experimenting with new dishes.