Skip to main content

A Hundred Little Flames --2


Ayan has a domineering father. Ayan is a guy who has made some mistakes in the past, like failing to clear his class twelve exams, the first time.
He has worked hard since then, but his father cannot see that. His father controls him, and helps him all the time. Ayan hates it. But he is too terrified of his father to speak up.

Meet Ayan in A Hundred Little Flames

And if you know any parent(s) like Ayan's father, tell me about them in comments.


Grab it: http://preeti.io/a100lf

Comments

  1. Well my father is not at all like Ayan's . He says that my happiness matters more than anything else. He is the one who encourages me the most to read more and more books. According to him reading is the best thing you can do. He does scold me at times though. But I love him more than anyone else.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Hundred little blog posts is such a good idea. Hope you had a good day ma'am.
    Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Karthika! You are lucky to have such a bond with your father. I did too. Cherish it. A good day to you!
      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.

      Delete
  2. Mine is just like Ayan's. And there is always conflict, hope to get out of this situation without hurting anyone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope so too, Suchitra. Thank you for sharing.

      Delete
    2. Thanks to you Preeti for acknowledging my comment. I was afraid to write even that since parents are Gods in our culture, and expressing our unhappiness being with them is often taken as a sign of arrogant young generation. And I know you absolutely hate any kind of negativity ( :-) I follow you everywhere *ha ha*)

      Not everyone, including parents understand the other side of the story. I strongly believe that your book will shed some light on this. In 'Life is What You Make It' you dealt with it in a very subliminal level, fell in love with you from there on. All the best!

      Delete
  3. Well, my daddy is just opposite of Ayan's father. He totally encourages & supports me in every step of my life. I am really greatful to god for gifting me such a beautiful soul. And i love him more than anything in this world๐Ÿ˜.....!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are blessed. Cherish the happy memories!

      Delete
  4. No my father is very supporting and nice lines ..very excited to meet ayan in a hundred little flames.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lucky you! I too am excited and waiting for this book to be out.

      Delete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. In life’s journey I always thought I was right and my dad was wrong. But life’s harsh lessons made me realize that dad’s words were right all along..
    See u soon with ur new book..
    Have a good day...
    Good luck.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I was thinking that as parents we also tend to control our children the way we want them to grow or do things. Definitely we should learn to let them grow.. Let them fly.. [Easy said than done] :)
    Have preordered he book.. waiting to get it :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. My father was never like that of Ayan's. When my father was alive, he used to be extremely nice to me. I don't think he would have raised his voice at me either. Instead, he would tell me in a soft and calm manner - just like his nature. Mom was always the one who used to control each and everything I did. Those days, I did not like it at all, but after growing up, I realized she was just disciplining me to be a good daughter and also to be a better person in the world. Surely, if I was let loose and had the freedom to do what I wanted, I would not have ended up like I am today. So I thankful to my parents for the wonderful role they played/playing.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)

Popular posts from this blog

A Hundred Little Flames. How I signed 3000 copies!

In the past, I have blogged about how I signed 3000 copies of my previous novels, The Secret Wishlist, The One You Cannot Haveand also It's All In the Planets.
(Click on each one to read about the signing of those books)

I have also written aboutwhy I sign my books 'With Love, Preeti Shenoy'. (Do read the post)

It is that time of the year again, when I sign my pre-orders. I have just got back from Manipal, utterly exhausted with knotted shoulder muscles, numb finger tips and a feeling of wanting to sleep for a hundred years. I am bone-dead tired.

I left for Manipal, on 25th which has one of India's finest and most advanced Printing press. To reach Manipal, you have to travel to Mangalore, and then go by road, a journey about an hour and a half. My flight was late, and by the time I reached Manipal it was about 7.30 pm. I checked into the hotel, and knew I had two long days ahead of me.

The next morning, we reached the press at 9.00 am.

This picture was clicked just be…

A Hundred Little Flames - Chapter 1

There were two completely unrelated incidents that happened on Sunday, which would change Ayan’s life forever.

1. He attended an office party thrown by his boss in a swanky uptown pub in Pune.
2.More than a thousand miles away, in a small village in Kerala, not identifiable by Google Maps, his grandfather had a fall.

On Monday morning, unaware of anything but the clock on his computer ticking, Ayan took a sip of the horrendous office tea with over-boiled tea leaves, too much milk and sugar. He had only forty-five minutes left before the meeting was to begin. Beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead into his eye, and he blinked. His brow furrowed, he sat hunched, with an ache in his neck, his fingers flying across the keyboard. He felt as though somebody was raining blows inside his head. His throat was parched despite the tea, and now his stomach began to feel queasy as well.
He regretted having that fourth tequila last night. But Randhir had insisted. You can hardly…