Sunday, 21 March 2010

Life

Her eyes wandered around the room as if she was looking for something. Or was it someone? She kept looking. Her eyes moved quickly in different directions as if she was trying to take it all in, at once. Was she? The pale walls seemed dark around her. The light coming in from the window was not enough. It looked across a park where no seemed to come and go; the window.

"I must get out of here," she thought. Slowly she got up, looking back once as if making sure of something. She moved out of the room, into the corridor; her shadow on the peeling pockmarked walls   down the steps, out of the gate and onto the street. It was nice and breezy. Lot of light was here, unlike her room. "Maybe I should take a stroll," she thought and so she did.

Morning turned to noon and noon to evening. She kept on walking the streets; taking in the sights and scenes of the day. She saw a balloon seller at the kerb, content with so many kids surrounding him. She imagined how a balloon, filled with gas, brought so much happiness to a child? Wouldn't it finally fizzle away? It would, like life does right in front of your eyes.

Walking through the in-roads and the out-roads, passing the lazing cats in the sun, drowsy dogs with droopy eyes and men, and women with solemn looks on their faces, she made her way through.

Why solemn? She wondered.

Did they find her queer? Bah, they are the ones who are queer!

She walked on. It was time when the sun dipped into the water. She gazed as it slowly drowned. She wished it wouldn't!

In the meantime, she realized she had not eaten the entire day. The wafting smells from the food stalls nearby had caught her fancy. Something pungent would be nice, she thought!

And so she moved towards the stall. The huge cauldron had something simmering in it.

The world around her had been clear just a few moments before, but now it was blurring. The huge cauldron had something simmering in it. A sharp ray of light hit her eyes just when she was going to touch the huge pot…

And she let out a blood-curdling yell!

“Stupid woman! What have you done now?” yelled the supervisor. “We have been looking for you the whole day and you have the nerve to hide around the place. Who will answer the doctors ha? I will have you locked up! Yes, that would be the right thing to do!”

Tears kept falling as she tried to nurse her hand. life in a mental hospital sucked out the imagination in you. 

37 comments:

Rashmi said...

WOW!
What a comeback, err wait a second i doubt you had gone somewhere in the first place :|

khair,

WOW!Liked it a lot...
muaahs girl :)

Himanshu said...

Nice read.

Tongue-fu Lady said...

Looks like crazy woman always spices up any fiction.. i m a big fan of crazy characters..

Priya Chaphekar said...

Ur blog rocks babe...love reading your stuff!! :)

kalyan said...

Your Imagination is wonderful and really liked it ..

Nikita Banerjee said...

@Rashmi

Thank you girly! Come back soon..miss you!

@Himanshu

Thank you!

@ Tongue-fu Lady

Yeah the crazier the better!

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Priya Chaphekar

Thanks girl!

@ Kalyan

Much appreciated buddy!

Narsimha said...

Whoa, NIce read.

I loved this line the most, Life is like a ballon, It fizzes away in the end.

Awesome babe.

This is why i fell in love with you in the first place. :D

Mihir said...

is it a true story by any chance ?? :P just kidding..

nice one.. well described in short..

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Narsimha

Lol yeah...I am the bestest!

@ Mihir

The mind plays games with us. Fortunately yet unfortunately it is not a true story!

Dream3er said...

Woww!!.. so vivid..interesting and short.

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Dream3er

Thanks kid!

Julia Smith said...

I was waiting for this character to be a cat. Maybe that's what the woman felt like...

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Julia Smith

A good thought! But it would make my story repetitive! Thanks! I will work on something like that!

meeta said...

Kudos..beautiful description and narrative...Keep writing :)

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Meeta

Thank you!

Manpreet Bedi said...

I have no words to describe how i liked it. simply awesome. period. :)
Fyi. i just subscribed to feeds of your blog. :)

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Manpreet Bedi

Thanks ya! :)

Iggy said...

great story!

Spike said...

That definitely did not take the direction I thought it to take when I read the opening para... Maybe a warning of "Sharp Curves" would have helped...

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Iggy

Thanks!

@ Spike

Next time for sure!

R. Ramesh said...

life and balloon..vallah..philosopher nikki..good one ya...n, u dont need mirrors..u r a very positive person....cheers

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ R.Ramesh

Hey thanks! Its tough to maintain the positivity though...:)

Standbymind said...

Lovely as ever Nikki!!

Amazing one!

iamyuva said...

even insanity is not free.. neither its an excuse

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ StandbyMind

Thanks! :)And I was thinking...I am going to be reprimanded!

@ iamyuva

I agree.

Chandrika Shubham said...

Interesting! :) Ur style of writing is so impressive and so unique. :)

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Chandrika

Thank you! Keep visiting!

ani_aset said...

for a moment i thought it was a dog but i was wrong :) well done

Beauty and the BEast said...

that hits right where it should hurt - the fragile bearings of the heart!

Powerful!

ZB said...

Good one. Loved it.

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ ani_set

Haha! Chalo accha hai...

@ Beauty and the BEast

Thanks!

@ Zb

Thanks!

blunt edges said...

now someone's turning autobiographical :P

Nikita Banerjee said...

@blunt_edges

Really? Did I sound so crazy? Lol.

Pavitra .... said...

Wow....It was really good!! I loved your imagination...
The last line was the best! Keep penning down such thoughts...! :)

Nikita Banerjee said...

@ Pavitra

Thanks & you keep visiting! :)

R. Ramesh said...

nikki dropped in 2 say hiii

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