Saturday, September 24, 2005

Oblivion

The banalities of life overpowered him for a fleeting moment. Bills, loan, work. He smiled, amused at his thoughts. So irrelevant, he mumbled. His eyes followed as the car screeched away from the street. Some bodies stepped in to block that view. And then faded. Slowly. A curious voice from the dispersing masses queried. “Accident?”

This was in response to being tagged for a 55-word story by Geetanjali. I thought this was a very interesting tag to have and have given it a shot (no matter what the result). Let me know what you think. In the tradition of tagging, I am going to have the following people try the same

Curbside Prophet
Shantanu
Ragini
Ramya

7 comments:

aparna said...

damn good!

Geetanjali said...

Quite complete, though a tad bit cynical na?

It's interesting to see how ppl spin such different stoires in a mere 55 words...na?

OMG said...

Aargh! Brevity is definitely not my forte and tagging me brought it painfully home :)As usual you've done a wonderful job.

RTD2 said...

I'm not even going to try to psycho-analyze this one ;) Seriously though, good stuff...Having tried it, I know!

sd said...

This seems to be a lot of fun. Will get to it soon!

Ragini said...

This is hard. but you did a great job dude.. as always. i tried.. chk it out.. boy was it hard !!!

Meenal Mehta said...

good job yourself:)