After The End
Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

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After The End

A story, which starts where most end. We all have, at some point of time, thought what we would do, if we lose all that we love. If suddenly, the world as we know it comes to an end, and all that we have worked hard to achieve ceases to exist.

Mansi had everything she could have asked for - a loving husband, a lucrative job, a house which was soon to be EMI free, and a carefree lifestyle. It seemed perfect on the surface, but underneath, there were tremors of chaos, wanting to gain her attention, to remind her that she needed to sort out her life. But one day, the world as she knew, collapsed. As the earth was engulfed by a catastrophic earthquake, human civilization's achievements as a race went for a toss, and it was left facing a survival crisis. Mansi was fortunate enough to survive, or was she? Alone and injured, she has to deal with death and destruction around her, along with the fact that, she might have lost her husband and loved ones for ever. But instead of grieving about what she has lost, she sets out to find her husband. With great courage, hope and presence of mind, Mansi faces the challenges coming her way, taking one day at a time. In her quest she gradually forms a tribe of other survivors.

UFO - A little puppy, who saves her and brings the much needed warmth in her life.

Anil - A man with a dark secret, which has sentenced him to a lifetime of repentance.

Kiran - The only person who is probably glad at the end of the world, as she knew it.

Ali - An old man who has nothing to live for, and questions whether or not is he worthy of a second chance.

Sanjay - A soldier who thought he had seen it all, until now.

Raghav - His affable smile veils an issue, which would test the very integrity of the tribe.

Deepali - Tragedy was just the beginning of the horror which awaited to tear her juvenile soul.

Manav - Mansi's only hope and reason for survival.

The journey which began just as an escape from death, soon takes them away from the life they had known. As they move away from cities and villages, into the jungle, they slowly get stripped off their civilised lifestyle. But with ancient ways come ancient instincts; fear, rage, greed, lust, and love all emotions which bring out the animal within. As priorities change and loyalties shift, they realize that their journey is more than just about survival.

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Aug 18 '15
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Varchaswi

Dear Miss Yamini, let me congratulate you for a good job. But my rating is only three out of five. First let us speak about the positives. A different premise:good. A good and visual description:good. Then let us go to the other aspects. Synopsis too long. But that is a mistake even i did as a first writer. However, the good thing about the synopsis is that it hooks you at the end. Other thing is that the first three chapters donot move the story too much and hence the fear for character's survival cannot be connected to the readers emotion. As for some suggestions, which you have every right to reject, i have them. First, i believe that if your character is a college girl who wants to reunite with her boyfriend and who has a past that a college goer connects to, you can get the college going teens to connect and show interest in your theme. Further, I had the chance to read only 3 chapters, but from the synopsis, i believe that your story has a great potential to be narrated as a thriller with the fear of survival and the promise of an adventure into the ancient, unless it is too generic. I hope you donot mind about the three star. It is because I couldn't get a total glimpse... Anyway put up the good effort... I do believe that the premise has a great potential to be commercial thriller, if the right elements have been added in the right proportion.....

Jun 15 '15
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Maneesh

thought provoking

May 17 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thank you maneesh

May 18 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thanks

May 18 '15
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May 15 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thanks priya

May 18 '15
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Damini Majumdar

An innovative story-line and a fair beginning. The plot is quite intriguing and I appreciate the narrative. The only thing I'd complain about is that it gets a little boring at places in between. Also, seeing Mansi as the lone survivor of the devastating earthquake is somewhat unrealistic. Although there'll probably be other survivors too (as the synopsis suggests), it's hard to digest that Mansi doesn't get to see a single living soul within a number of days- no source of help, no media coverage- absolutely nothing after such a massive earthquake hits the city. I'm eager to see how she survives and also to know the stories of other survivors! Nice work overall but it'd have been better if things were represented in a more realistic way.

May 02 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

thanks for taking out time to read my manuscript damini :) I know the idea of lone survivor is far fetched, but that is the crux of the concept. The book is titled so, because it deals with life after the world almost ends, hence i took some creative liberty and had to use imagination instead of sticking to reality. If ever my book gets published, i will remember to edit out the boring parts. Thank you again.

May 12 '15
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Apr 24 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thank you for taking out time to read and review my book runjhun :)

Apr 24 '15
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Surendra Mohanty

I read the chapters with interest. The synopsis is exciting, but the first 3 chapters aren't gripping to hold the reader's interest. Overall, the plot is good. There is only one survivor, (perhaps there will be a few more people she'll meet up, as we see it in the synopsis), and how they go about reconstructing their world. A very gripping theme, but the first three chapters haven't done justice to such an interesting idea. No earthquake so far has annihilated an entire city such that there is just one single survivor, no houses, no streets, no media persons, no rescuers, no animals (except UFO), no water is found in several miles. An explanation for such a magnitude of devastation is needed, especially when Mansi felt hardly a tremor in the beginning. Mansi needs to worry and question herself about such a devastation, which appears similar to a nuclear holocaust. Instead she accepts the devastation with equanimity and gets on with her need to survive. This appears to be a technical flaw, the magnitude of the destruction needs to be addressed.
I noticed a few mistakes, they need to be fixed and the script needs to be polished. But as I wrote, the plot is grand and more work is needed.

Apr 20 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thank you surendra! For such an in depth review. I am so sorry that the first three chapters failed to impress you. But such is the format that you only get to read the first three chapters. Because the first three chapters or so deal with the issue of lone survival in a nearly dead city. Later chapters focus on survival as a group in a cave and finding a safe haven. The book is more about how human strength and nature is tested under imagined circumstances... That is after the end ! Hence i deliberately left out the reasoning part on why and how the catastrophe occurred and focused on what a survivor goes through. But if ever I get to publish this book, I will keep your suggestions in mind. Thanks again !

Apr 20 '15
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abhay

Engaging and well written !

Apr 18 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thank you :)

Apr 19 '15
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Apr 11 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thanks :)

Apr 19 '15
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Manjula Nair

The description of Manasi's attempts to survive after the earthquake are very vivid and kept me hooked. I would definitely want to read the rest of the book.
The start could be stronger, also there are some minor typos like carrier for career etc.

Apr 09 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thanks manjula :)

Apr 10 '15
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Rashmi Solapurkar Khiste

nice work...keep it up.

Apr 07 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thank you :)

Apr 07 '15
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Teja Srinivas

A kind of hunger games.

Apr 04 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thank you :)

Apr 05 '15
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Niyati Shinde

Very well written... And the part about Mansi trapped under rubble, it was so nicely written, that while reading it, I felt suffocated, felt like I was trapped under there! I’m in love with UFO :-)

Mar 18 '15
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Niyati Shinde

You made your day girl :-) i just appreciated your writing skills... <3

Mar 19 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thanks a lot niyati ! :D you made my day...

Mar 18 '15
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pandustar

Sorry to say, but its a tad bit boring. Hope that the rest of the manuscript raises the intensity and that the storyline throws some curve balls along the way.

Mar 17 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

So sorry that the first three chapters failed to impress you. I will keep this in mind while penning my next. And the storyline does get intriguing as it progresses.

Mar 17 '15
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Rahul Bhalerao

Very well written..

Mar 14 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thanks a ton :)

Apr 07 '15
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Intransigent Egotist

The start looks promising... Like the pace of the story till now... Engaging narrative... Need to resd the full book to review comprehensively...

Mar 08 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thanks a lot :)

Apr 19 '15
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Mar 08 '15
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Damini Pustake

Supremely written...although it appears a bit streached at some points. Narration is intriguing and vivid. Your writing is passionate and fresh...keep trying.

Mar 05 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Writing style is elegant, but given the storyline, does not evoke enough pathos for the supposedly catastrophic tragedy.

Mar 05 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Congratulations on making it to both Leaderboards. Well done.

Apr 01 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao Follow

Unemployed writer who loves to travel and eat.