Sunday, September 22, 2013

Inborn Friendship

And before I knew it, I had hit 'Send'.
Seeing her alone in the cafeteria today, sent a painful shiver inside me, yet again. I pulled out a chair, and sat, not too far away and facing her. Her loneliness reminded me how I promised to be there with her ,always. Did one unintentional mistake hold so much power to break even a ‘inborn friendship’? Yes, that’s what we used to tell people about our togetherness since toddler days.
 “This has  to be done”, I thought to myself, after replaying what caused this crack in our life, and realizing that I was being too harsh on her.
Chucking my 3 months long ego, I finally typed “I miss you bestie, and I am sorry :(. You did a mistake, yes, but I did a bigger one by not even  giving you  a second chance”. And before I knew it, I had hit send. I shut my eyes, fearing her reaction. After all, how could I expect her to forgive me when I took so long to realize her stand. But I missed her, and I knew only this.

Next minute, as my phone beeped,  I opened my eyes just to read the text which  said, “Look up”. And there she sat, with a smile on her face, and her usual tear leakage. 
“Oh how much I missed that paani tanki of yours”, I laughed and made an enthusiastic run to hug her, knocking off all the chairs on my way. “And guess how much I longed to see this crazy stupid you!”, she shot back, pulling me into a bear hug. And I knew, we were meant to cherish our inborn friendship even till our death. :’)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Short Fiction

Red, blue, yellow, green. Red, blue, yellow, green”, 21 years old Sameer kept reciting, looking at the four sketch pens he held in his hand. He had been doing the same with different pens, for the last two hours, as soon as he was bought home after getting discharged from the hospital.

Sharmaji cried looking at his son, not in dismay but with happiness. The black veil of blindness were finally pulled off from Sameer’s eyes. He could now see the colorful world around him.

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