I once wrote a story for kids. Then, I forgot about it. A friend reminded me of it and so I submitted it to the Hindu for their Young World section. It was published (hold your breath) after a whole year!!! A friend’s mom called me up early one Saturday morning, when I had nearly forgotten about the story’s existence let alone the fact that I had submitted it to a paper, to tell me that my story was in the paper. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I checked, and yeah it was there all right! I guess the paper gets many submissions and they were all stashed away somewhere….And then the cheque came home.
It was quite a high to see my name in print. I haven’t written for children that often. I want to be able to do so though. The story that I sent was long. So it was edited to fit into the column space in the paper. And I didn’t like the editing though. You can read my story if you want to.