THE STRICT DISCIPLINARIAN

Feeling ashamed at herself, sobbing and dreading dad’s reaction,she called him from hostel to let him know that she flunked her University examinations.

“It’s OK”,said the strict disciplinarian.”If you think you can’t do it anymore then pack your bags and come back home. Pursue what you like. But if you think you can still pick yourself up, then get up,prepare again and give another try.I am with you”.

She was surprised to see this facet of dad’s personality.

A few months later,she cleared all her exams.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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THE FORBIDDEN CITY

Every lane-bylane , nook and corner looked fascinating.He imagined her in every part of the city.May be she had a coffee here or a burger there or perhaps some time waited for a bus on the spot where he was standing.There was a spring in his steps as if he was going to meet her soon.

The forbidden city, the city , she once lived in and called it home welcomed him with all its heart.Alas!she never did.And he fell in love again, this time,with the city.

-The Chubby Little Girl

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BELIEFS

“Do I look good?”He asked her, getting ready for the party.

“Yes”.She said.

“Do I look handsome?”He asked.

“The most handsome one”.She replied, suddenly realising that the adolescent wasn’t a kid anymore.

He believed her and left for the party, smiling.

While she believed that there is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it. She had too….him.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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THE DUSTBIN

It was a secret chamber wherein,the dirty secrets were shoved off. Bhaiyya’s syringes,mom’s cigarette butts and Escitalopram tablet wrappers,dad’s photos with different aunties and used liquor bottles.The dustbin swallowed everything and he was very scared of it.
He had heard a rumour that the dustbin once swallowed his baby sister too.

-The Chubby Little Girl

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THE FORGOTTEN MASKARA

Amidst giggles and gossips,they pulled out their dresses from their suitcases and put them on. They helped eachother put on the make-up.
They forgot being crazy since last 20 years while taking care of husbands and children. This reunion of college friends was an occasion to relive the old times again. And as each one put the long forgotten maskara once again to enhance their eyelashes,it perked up their lives and friendships too.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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He was thrilled to receive mom’s photos on whatsapp.She was on a Himalayan trip with a group of like minded women.

Mom was a simple housewife who suddenly became lonely post dad’s death.But she gathered herself with dignity and spent her time learning things that she hadn’t dared to in all these years.And then,she booked her tickets for this trip.He seemed sceptical,but she,with her new found knowledge and confidence said,”I want to see the world beyond my home and enjoy it before the pages of my life become Error 404″.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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HORIZON

She looked at the sea intently and asked him pointing at the horizon, “what happens when you reach there?”
“You find new horizons lying ahead”.He replied.
“I wonder how the other side of the shore looks like”.She sighed.
He gave her an atlas and said,”why don’t you find it yourself”.
That day her dad,her first Teacher gave her wings to fly.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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ONE LAST TOUCH

I touch the wall of the dilapidated building and the paint begins to peel off.The names of the best friends aren’t there anymore.I try to relive the days spent here.Running in the corridors as a kid, sitting on the parapet and gossiping with friends, looking at the boards sometimes with a blank expression.

I see the laughter, enjoyment, friendships, silent tears and the knowledge gained, all in a flash.

I look and touch one last time, my old school building that is on the verge of demolition.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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THE DEVIL’S SHARE

He spotted her in the airport food court after ages, sharing a meal with her family.Her appearance had changed completely.From waist long, jet black to beautiful burgundy shoulder length hair.From traditional salwar kameezes to fitted jeans and top.Only the smile was the same.

And then he noticed the juice glass, as she left to go.Just like old times,she left last 2 sips for the devil.The devil’s share for him.

Both boarded different airplanes.He wondered whether she saw him while she hoped that he noticed the devil’s share for him.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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PAIN

“What pains you the most?” asked the doctor to the depressed young patient encouraging her to talk about her recent heart break.

“To see that I don’t reside in his heart even in my own dreams”. Said the patient sadly.

A soundless snap took place somewhere deep inside and a sudden tear appeared from nowhere.The pain was familiar.

Thankfully the kerchief from the white coat pocket saved the doctor.

-The Chubby Little Girl.

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