Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Your call..






She looked up and spotted the familiar face from sit out on the first floor of Babu’s old age home.  She smiled. You couldn’t miss that man-child even if you wanted to.

He picked up his end of the tin-can telephone, ‘What’s that, Meera? That?’ pointing to her bag.

 ‘I’ve got some food for all of you.’ She spoke into the other end.

‘Food? For me? I’m hungry, very hungry. I want food.’ He climbed on the railing, in an attempt to reach her, still holding the tin-can telephone.


‘No, stop uncle. I’ll come upst…..’ 

But it was too late.

22 comments:

  1. Gosh!!!!!!! its too much, making me smile and gasp with such little words...lovely post :)

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  2. OMG! That's so tragic!
    Liked your plot of the story, LP :)

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    1. my first attempt at 100 words....i was not even sure i could write in 100 words! im more used to the longer format of story telling, so it was a challenge. thanks.

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  3. Life and relationships keep on changing the shades...

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  4. Really...
    strange life & strange relationships...

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  5. Awww... why couldn't he have just waited :( Can't imagine what Meera must be going through :(

    Lovely story in 100 words...

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    1. senility is the bane of old age...and esp. when someone's forced to stay in an old age home...add to that not enough food on the plate.... :(

      thanks for connecting.

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  6. so tragic; sudden and unexpected.

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  7. Heart wrenching...a tragic end...but i suppose old age is all about...the support unintended...and people at old age often realize they are burden to their family...and thus...!!!

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    1. yes Anjan, all they need is a little love. it is sad how children can think of their own parents as burden..

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  8. Tragic! Loved the way you brought up the twist in the end! Touching story!

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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