Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cheating




Below, is my entry for the 55-word story contest at the Kalaghoda festival. The theme is cheating.
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He had answered a hundred calls since the announcement on television. “The richest man in the world,” he smirked. He played a melody on what was left of his violin. He smiled. The ocean sprawled in front of him, waiting. With the vengeance of a defeated man, he fed the violin to the hungry tides.





4 comments:

Rohan said...

You mean, you couldn't think of any stories from the Udl terminal or board exams? Oh wait, the 55-word limit... :p

Maya Reiss said...

Whaaaa????

SrideviR said...

Wait a minute...you expect people to decipher that? I came up with three possible explanations. Where can I get it paraphrased?

Anyways the image is more captivating..so let me forget the story and admire it for Pete's sake.

phoenikhs said...

@Sridevi...
I know. I think it is when left to the imagination of the reader that a piece works best. And with a 55-word limit, I had no choice but leave a whole lot unsaid.