Admit it. You know it. Say it's so. You always, but always, wanted to write stories and essays, now didn't you?
Well, me too.
At the ongoing Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, here's your chance. Or take this one if you prefer.
The first, you can do 300 words, "Tall Story".
Yes, you can tell a tall story on the theme "Tall Story". Tell a tall story about a tall story. Tell a tall story about a tall storey. Tell a tall story about a Stall Tory. Tell a tall story about a Salt Lorry.
Whatever. Just do it.
The second, you do 500 words, "The Death of the Essay."
Something self-referential there, or recursive if you like. Write an essay that is about writing an essay that is about writing an essay that is about ... the death of the essay.
Or whatever, again. Just do it.