Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"Lashing"

Dejected is not what she would have called her state of mind. Dejection suggests a cause. Hers is deeper. Doldrums would suit the description of her condition but she didn't like that. The metaphor about a stagnant ship in the middle of the Atlantic somehow did not reflect the despair and melancholy that has been pervading everything about her in these times.

She was in another of her endless supply of pensive moods but the irritation in her eye was distracting her. Finally gathering enough energy she rose, walked over to the mirror and looked at herself. Not really, she avoided looking at all of her face and so moved closer to focus on her mischievous eye. The problem was pretty obvious- a single miscreant black eye-lash had escaped from its position and was poking her eye instead. She carefully pulled it aside. The dissident eye-lash now calmly lay on her thumb. Just then she remembered. It is obviously silly but why deny an opportunity for hope? So she closed her eyes, wished, opened them to look at the gentle eye-lash and softly blew at it. It didn't budge. She was about to try harder when she suddenly recollected that the eye-lash is supposed to be blown away from the palm for the wish to take effect.

Slightly relieved, she placed it on the her palm and repeated the process of wishing with eyes closed. Then she blew at it to send it away into the realms of magic. But again it did not budge. She blew harder. And harder. And even harder. Every attempt increased her anger manifolds. After 4 attempts, she was disgusted with the whole affair and vigorously shook her hand to escape from the clutches of this vicious betrayer. But the eye-lash clung on obstinately. She threw up her hands in anguish and walked off in a huff.

Apparently, it isn't so easy to regain hope ... ;)

10 comments:

Vivek said...

Loved it.

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kunal said...

You converted her despair to the reader's delight.. Very well written :)

You should write more stories, since in Hyderabad I guess you'd have more time on hand.

thread said...

She should consider killing herself.

Aravind Krishna K said...

wah wah wah wah... Ramaaaaaaa.... awesome! one range...

maintain this quality pls, dont write anymore junky posts; post less frequently its fine, but of this quality :-) ..

SRILAXMI said...

Rama,

How do u do it... jealous...!

But seriously, awesome yaar...!

SRI

mythalez said...

@vivek, :) thanks

@lonely, hehe sure :P

@kunal, seems like it's only one per trip ;)

@aravind, as you say sir :P

@sri, hehe .. thanks :)

mythalez said...

@paccha, maybe that's what she was trying to wish for? ;)

Tripti K Jagasia said...

finely written...the story develops slowly...the intensity of the reader increases too. good work tc.

mythalez said...

@tripti, thank u thanku .. and welcome to the blog!