This Is Not A Love Story – Part 21

But now I knew half the truth.ย It was time to know the rest….. I rode towards the Hospital where the autopsy was conducted according to the papers, and called the pathologist. I wasn’t hoping he’d be helpful anyway. And he wasn’t. He denied ever conducting the autopsy. He denied being at the hospital too. He…

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This Is Not A Love Story – Part 20

Have you ever experienced near-deafness by a cracker bursting right beside you? The ringing clamor in your head while the world around you goes silent for a while…. The confusion, the dizziness, the momentary loss of self and sense? To say a thousand crackersย went off right in my face, when I read your note, would…

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This Is Not A Love Story – Part 8

You were still smiling at me…. It had gotten awkward just standing there, not doing anything. So far, whatever you had done had left me feeling emasculated. So I decided I needed to make a move, be the man. I closed in the space between us and took one stray curl of your messy hair between…

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This Is Not A Love Story – Part 7

Meet me at the Sunka Lake Hill at 7 tomorrow morning. I’ll be waiting for you. But I’ll wait only till 7.15… ๐Ÿ˜‰ The cracked note in my hand read….   I was sure it was you. It had to be! Who else would write to me like this? Normally, people don’t write notes like…

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This Is Not a Love Story – Part 6

That smile…   That coquettish, girlish, mischievous smile you gave me just before you left the store, was the highlight of that Sunday. I couldn’t stop thinking about it whenever my other worries were not around. I say this because I had a lot going on in my head that day. There was the chance…

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This Is Not A Love Story – Part 5

The tepid warmth from slatted sunbeams on my face woke me up. There is a sweet moment of disillusionment when one wakes up from deep sleep. The mind takes some time to recall, collect itself, wake up, even though the eyes have already woken up to the world. I was savouring that moment. For several…

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Sticky Situations – Endings and New Beginnings

She came to amid sounds of ย talking. Someone had laid her on the bed. The room was alit and someone sitting beside herย was fanning a newspaper over her face. “You’re an idiot! She could have a low BP issue. What if she needs hospitalization? We could all go to jail, and she could die here!”…

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