15 November, 2016

#SpecialFeature :: Read an #Excerpt from All Signs Lead Back to You



*** Special Feature - November 2016 ***


About the Author
Aniesha Brahma is an author who realized her passion for writing at the tender age of six. She also happens to be the social media manager for BEE Books. Her debut novel, The Secret Proposal (2012) was published by General Press and was followed by When Our Worlds Collide (2015) by the same. She blogs at: www.anieshabrahma.com and runs an online magazine, BUZZ Magazine (www.buzzmagazine.in). She can be contacted at: aniesha.brahma@gmail.com. She lives in Kolkata with her family and her five super adorable cats! 



Read an Excerpt

The Beginning of the End



Maybe we’ll meet again, when we are slightly older and our minds less hectic, and I’ll be right for you and you’ll be right for me. But right now, I am chaos to your thoughts and you are poison to my heart.

Anonymous

2012

Diya Rai

‘I’m bored,’ I said, stifling a yawn, ‘This is boring.’ Ashwin turned and looked at me briefly, not paying

heed to what the teacher was lecturing the whole class about.
‘You get bored too easily,’ he sighed.

‘True,’ I agreed, ‘I need to be entertained. Like, all the time.’
He scowled heavily, ‘Do I look like a court jester to you?’
I rolled my eyes.

We were both sitting at the very back of the classroom, not paying attention to a word the teacher was saying. It was going to be our last class officially, on our official last day as students. And I didn’t care at all. I couldn’t wait to be done with school. The classroom walls had always stifled my wild spirit and though he always tried to calm me down, Ashwin was more often caught in all the drama that I managed to create.

‘Shouldn’t you at least try and pay attention to what’s going on in the class?’ he asked me. ‘It is the last day of school.’
The teacher was mumbling in the background about something to do with life. Life, and what we should expect of it. We weren’t allowed to go to the washroom without permission till five minutes ago and suddenly, they wanted us to make decisions about life. I didn’t want to learn lessons about life! I didn’t have time for such bullshit! I wanted to get out of school. I wanted my life to just freaking begin already.

‘It is the last day of school,’ I echoed, looking at Ashwin. He was staring back at me squarely.
We were, as our classmates had put it, ‘an item’. But I wondered, with our worlds expanding ten folds once we’re in college, if this ‘item’ would last a minute. I couldn’t take that risk. I couldn’t handle the humiliation of being dumped. I had to make a pre-emptive strike.
‘Ashwin,’ I said slowly, as the bell signalling the end of school rang.
‘Yes, Diya?’ he asked. His eyes were smiling because never in a million years could he have guessed what I was about to tell him next.

‘I’m breaking up with you.’

I might be exaggerating quite a bit, but I thought I saw the light in his eyes slowly diminish as the grin on his face became a ghost while he registered what I’d just uttered.


All Signs Lead Back to You by Aniesha Brahma
2013.

As the final bell for the day rang on their last day in school, Diya Rai, had a chill run down her spine. The chill of not knowing what the future holds for her and her high school sweetheart, Ashwin Chowdhury.
So she does a preemptive strike.
She dumps him before he can hurt her.

2015.

Two years later, Ashwin and Diya, cross paths. Each holds grudges, feelings and only one half of the story that completes them.
Told from alternating points of view, through a non-linear timeline, this is the story about 

first love, second chances and ALL the SIGNS THAT LEAD BACK TO YOU.

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