Taking a cue from the growing popularity of fanfiction literature, Pierian Spring, the English literary club, hosted Fanfiction Writing. A first-of-its-kind event in college, Fanfiction Writing was targeted at students with a penchant for books and sitcoms. Participants were given prompts relating to Harry Potter and F.R.I.E.N.D.S and asked to weave a story using recognisable characters from the given book and sitcom. Writers traversed the well-stomped and widely read/watched territories of the two classics and pushed the frontiers of the known stories by the sheer force of their imaginations.
This event served to bring out the divergent interpretations of well-known characters and stories through the eyes of the beholder-turned-writer. Ardent fans of F.R.I.E.N.D.S churned out side-splitting accounts of ‘The One Where Phoebe Releases an Album’, while faithful Potterheads penned thoughtful continuation stories that followed the close of the last book.
The writers who displayed an intimate knowledge of the book/sitcom and riotous imaginations were, in order of placement,
1. Swarnaa Nagarajan- 1 CAME L
2. Umme Salma- I PCMB C
3. Abigail Charles- I HEPP N
Neha Susan Cherian
II HESP M