Monday, 6 April 2015

Entrapped

My theme for this year's A to Z Challenge is A Reader's Take, where everyday I will be picking out a novel title corresponding to that day's letter and write my post based on it. To make it more challenging, I have decided to write a serial story. The novel I have selected for today is 'Entrapped'


Leave Me Never

Chapter 5

(Read the previous chapter here)

Kayra sat on the edge of her bed, staring at the cobweb that had formed in the small corner of her room. There was a house fly trapped in the center of the web, which was trying its best to escape from the trap. But maybe it knew the truth, that the struggle was useless. Slowly, its attempts to escape grew feeble until it no longer fought. It lay there, helpless, waiting for the inevitable to happen.

She turned away, no longer wishing to watch the gory scenes that would follow. In a way, the scene reminded her of her life. She was like that house fly in more ways than one. She could never forget that look on Ayaan’s face when he left. It would haunt her for the rest of her life. But did she want to go back? No!! She had come this far and she couldn't give up. She was a strong lady. She wasn't going to stop fighting nor would she succumb to the past that kept haunting her, trying to pull her inside the black void. She would stand strong and fight those prying hands that tried to pull her. She wasn't alone! No, she wasn't. The thought felt better. A faint smile crossed her lips. She hugged that little secret close to her heart and derived strength from it. With renewed energy, Kayra picked up her things and started towards her new journey, with one last glance at the place that was her home all these years. 


To be continued...

About today's novel: Entrapped is a novel by Sneha Kedar. What would you do when you start hearing mysterious voices in your dreams saying "We are trapped... free us?" What if these voices keep coming back to haunt you?

There is something unusual about the 17 year old Myra Bose. Born to human parents, she is a fairy, who soon starts her new journey at Fae High - a high school for faes and fairies all over the world. This strange new life was not enough to add to Myra's troubles, she also starts getting strange dreams with mysterious voices, which she is unable to comprehend. They keep her entrapped perpetually.

PS: Linking this post to A to Z Challenge 2015. If you are participating too, please leave a link to your blog in the comments, so that I can visit you :)


Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)

77 comments:

  1. Hi Swathi! First of all, loved this new look! Second of all, I am sorry, but I couldn't post my comments on the earlier chapters, but, am here now. I must say, you are turning out to be a superb fiction writer! Enjoying reading your story, and waiting to read the rest of the chapters.

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    1. That's totally fine Shilpa :) I am glad you are here now :) Thank you so much :) Keep visiting.

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  2. I hope she is not making a mistake. But I would love to know where this leads to.

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  3. I want to pry open Kayra's head and read her thoughts! Girl, you should write a book soon :) I love the comparison with the cobweb!

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    1. Thank you so much Vidya :) I do hope that I can write a book someday :)

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  4. Loved the analogy to the spider. And the book sounds like something I have to read. Great snippet for today!
    My link: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-letter-e-embrace

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    1. Thank you Devika :) The book is good :) Do check it out

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  5. This is going great, a novel in the making!!

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  6. What is she hiding that is making her going away her home??

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  7. You know what's the hardest part, the wait!!! I am loving this novel. :)

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    1. I am so glad that you are loving it Sheethal :) *Happy Happy*

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  8. Looking forward to the secret reveal. The book Entrapped sounds intriguing. Will have to look it up.

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    1. Secret reveal to follow soon ;) And entrapped is a great book. Do look it up :)

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  9. she left!! I am still curious about the new character you had added previous day. :)

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    1. Hehe :D Sameer will stay out of lime light for now ;)

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  10. You know the book sounds very Harry Potter-ish :) And I hope Kayra has taken a right decision to cut Ayaan out of her life. Waiting for more :)

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  11. oh! what secret is she holding....but she does seem happy!

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  12. I like the attention to minute details like the spider :) Well narrated.

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  13. Great narration, Swathi. The cob web analogy, the secrete she holding, all are pulling me into the story. Good going.

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  14. Entrapped we all are...in some form or the other.

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  15. What is the secret? I want to know now :D

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  16. Hey, that's not fair. I wanted to know what's up with Sameer. You left me hanging. Smart way to make the reader come back for more Swathi :)

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    1. Thank you ma'am :) All thanks to the novels I have been reading lately which have taught me such tricks (Of course the list includes your novels too) ;)

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  17. What a cliffhanger :) You are making it a point to engage the readers even more with each chapter!

    P.S. This was a brilliant example of the 'show, not tell' technique.

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    1. Hehe :D Of course I will have to tell at some point. So it is kind of 'Show, make them curious and don't tell right away' ;)

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  18. I would now want to know what she is going to do with that thought? And Ayaan?

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    1. Soon Parul, soon. You will have your answers ;)

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  19. I am one of the minions for the #Challenge this year. Stopping by to enjoy your post today. You are off to a great start. Congratulations. Come and see me if you have time with a busy April.

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    1. Thank you Stepheny :) Will definitely visit your blog :)

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  20. I found your blog from the A to Z challenge, I am enjoying your serial. Looking forward to seeing how it goes.

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  21. Swathi, I loved the housefly analogy that you used. So apt. Btw, I had an idea as to why she might have wanted to leave. This post makes me think I guessed correctly. I kind of knew she was not alone. However, I am wondering if we both are thinking on the same lines about what 'not alone' means. So curious to see how this story progresses.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Now that is called confusing the writer ;) You are making me curious as to what you might have guessed and if we indeed are thinking along the same lines :D

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  22. Your theme is just awesome as every chapter of yours is :)

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  23. Nice little excerpt. I like the way she compared herself to the trapped fly.

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    1. Thank you Francene :) Welcome to my blog and Keep visiting :)

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  24. I am not sure if my comment is posting so I will try again.

    I am looking forward to reading more from you.
    Kathy
    www.howtoshopforfree.net

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  25. I am enjoying the flow of your story :)

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  26. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  27. Good for Kayra moving forward and pressing passed her impulse to fixate on Ayaan leaving.

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    1. Welcome to my blog Shonda :) Keep visiting :)

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  28. Thanks for your visit Swathi. Good theme. Will have to come back and check the rest of the story so far.

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  29. Housefly! Wow, brilliant idea! But you are not doing justice to the readers. Why do you keep us waiting for so long! Not fair, Swathi :) I will come back for more! :P

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    1. Aha! I will try my best to do justice Shalu ;) By trying to make the story more interesting :) Thank you :)

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  30. Strong and vivid portrayal. Love the way story flows. Keep up Swathi. Kudos! :)
    My take for E is Embrace It!
    http://bluesomeheart.blogspot.in/2015/04/embrace-it.html

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  31. I like the comparison dear... This story turning more suspense...

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  32. The analogy with the spider.. it so much happens with all of us.. when we feel we're all stuck at one place..
    waiting for the next post :)

    Cheers

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    1. Yes Geetika :) We all have been there at some point or the other! Thanks for visiting :)

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  33. The spider web analogy was so appropriate to what Kayra is going through. I'm enjoying this story and looking forward to the next chapter. :)

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    1. Glad you are enjoying the story Debbie :) Keep visiting :)

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  34. Like Debbie said, the spider web analogy is fantastic, Swathi!

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  35. The plot thickens with every day. :) I can't wait to see how it all unravels. Great narration.

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  36. This is getting more absorbing with every passing chapter.

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  37. Liked how you related the trapped fly and her state of mind! Hope she knows what she is doing!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa :) She does know what she is doing I guess. We will find out soon ;)

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  38. Loving the build up in your story so far, Swathi. I like the way you are fleshing out the characters with painstaking care. Always important in a good story. Keep it going. I will read the rest when I get time. Good job :)

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