Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Night.........

Having taken my cue from PS on this one, I had to write a short story which had to start with the phrase: "I knew this would change everything but as I stood there transfixed, I felt helpless."


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I knew this would change everything but as I stood there transfixed, I felt helpless. If helpless is the word that I seek. Now before I throw you of the deep end and launch into further narration allow me to take you back in time a while.


The current circumstances had one of my closest pals standing surrounded by an entire gang of angry youngsters. But then there was apt reason for all that. This young gentleman was being hauled over the coals, because of our tiff….. I was his protector... the devil’s advocate… he had slaughtered many an image to further his own interests. I had overlooked most of it, for though I knew it to be a part of him… had sensed it rather, never seen him to do that. May be he was clever enough to make sure his closest aide never gave up on him…. But then tables turn.


One winter evening he introduced me to someone… over a few meetings and conversation that someone became the special one for me. The vindictive nature of his bared its fangs… he hurt me… he hurt her… and then I found out he had hurt many other… this fellow who, I claimed to be my friend had done something despicable… Till, a few days when he crossed all barriers of civil behaviour. Shocked to the core, matter had to be taken in hand before they engulfed everyone around me into doom.


And so there stood the one who had failed to value the ones most loyal to him. He was doomed, while I stood helpless, may be by choice, for I cannot stop anyone from launching into him. They say, sometimes it is necessary to amputate your digits if they tend to threaten you existence. I say, is it really necessary, couldn’t that be done in another manner... some other way?? This night, won’t leave us the same again…. The dark shroud engulfs us, as we get sucked into a pit from which no one escapes unscathed… everything seems to be losing itself into the darkness of….. the night!!


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20 comments:

Ashu said...

Pretty dark happening. and u must be in a no man s land, wot to do....mmm, have been in this kinda situatioN!!!!!

Sam said...

u mean, this situation has happened in ur life??? :o

id this is dark, wot wud u call the next one??

Cinderella. said...

i can totally identify what you have described in your post...recently happened to me..
A ver close fren of mine humiliated me in public..and yet she waits for me to call her up...!!!!
And at this point of time I have come to stage of..."well, f*** her"...I dunno if I am worng or right, but this is what i am gonna do....
your post made everything just swim by infront of my eyes all over again.

Cinderella. said...

And oh, btw that meant that your piece was brilliantly crafted...if the reader can really relate to what the author has put up then I think his mission is accomplished !
Good work.
And, thnx for droppin by.

Cinderella. said...

Just finished going through soem of your other posts....I love the rhythm of of your writing. Not many people can have the fluid quality your writing has...its spontaneous.
And you poetry...wow !
Just loved..."A little too much..."
Me thinx I'm gonna come here for more...
Cheers !

Sam said...

Hi Cinderella,
I guess something like this happens to just abt everyone out tere to a greater or lesser extent... and may be that's why it struck a chord with you!!
thanks a lot for appreciating it....
as for the rest.. well.. thank you again!!! :)
by the way, that poem... well.. it's a message for someone.. you'll find a few more in the archives.. do go through them...
and keep dropping by!!!

^*^Clouds^*^ said...

Yes.
St. Thomas Kiddepore.

Why?

Lena said...

you know, that was one of the best pieces of writing i got to read recently, definitely in top 5 of the month :)
But on a seriously note, topic that is brough up in there is the one many of us can relate to because often happens that the ones we trust and believe in are not really the ones who deserve it and we fail to know the REAL them.


PS: blogrolled you :)

J said...

You... are tagged sir!!

Keshi said...

Sam this happened to me with a friend...she humiliated me with a group of others, FOR NO REASON. I was shell-shocked and a great deal of arguments followed - worse she expected me to apologise. I dun associate ppl like that anymore..now I've set myself free.

Keshi.

Sam said...

@clouds: just asking after reading ur post in thomas...

@lena: thank you... for both appreciating and blogrolling!! :)
the incident mentioned is a reality for many at some point or the other... and definitely leaves one wondering abt many things.. am glad u liked it!!

Sam said...

@J: and I'll take it up.. only after I've dealt with Ashu's it's rather been long that she has tagged me... :)

@Keshi: I can understand that... have faced similar situation not too long back!!! sometimes we really are not able to judge our "friends" for their true color... it hurts us in the end, buy on a brighter note leaves us a lot wiser too!! :)

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

made me think... beautifully written as usual...

Ps said...

Hey nice story--very well told.Although the critic in me says that the sentence 'Before I throw you...." could have been avoided as it seems cliched, and something else used in its place.
I liked it!

^*^Clouds^*^ said...

Okay.

Should we blogroll each other?

Sam said...

@bubbles: thank u... so wot r u thinking?

@clouds: sure.. why not??

Sam said...

@PS:
Thanks a lot for your words of appreciation. And I do agree with your observation now that I took a look at it. I guess it's the after effect of P.G.Wodehouse, after one has gone through about 3 of his books on the trot!!
Since you liked this one, I'd like to invite you to read another one which I wrote with the same first sentence, which I'll be putting up by EOD today or tomorrow morning!!
Cheerio
Sam

divya said...

hmmm now i see a story writer in sam :O Great!! I have never been in such circumstances though. lucky me :)
Looking forward for the next :)

Sam said...

Ah well Divya!! there's more to me than wot meets the eye!! :D
only few have seen the whole range.. ;)

Keshi said...

definitely!

Keshi.