Friday, December 03, 2010

Update : The 55-er tag

Just when you're faced with the dreadful conundrum of wanting to update your blog and yet having no time whatsoever for typing out your thoughts, a cure arrives in the form of a tag.
No no this is not one of those annoying ones where you have to rack your brains to come up with 8 places you prefer to have a meal at. I assure you.
This one is for the story-tellers... a 55-word story tag to be precise. I'm merely re-posting 3 such stories written by me earlier.

Pretty Woman 

I applied generous amounts of lip-gloss and readjusted my corset dress.
The lady in the mirror stared back at me.
I wasn't sure how I looked though.
I needed my daughter's opinion.
'So?....' I asked her nervously.
' look gorgeous. Now go.' she said in a bored voice.


We always played together in the sunny afternoons- me and her. She had the most wonderful smile ever but people only noticed her scarred face.
Years passed by and it was my wedding day.
Bidding her goodbye I said, 'Soon you'll be gone too.'
She just smiled and replied, 'Nobody marries an ugly girl.'

From the shadows

She watched the road through her tinted shades.
The convoy of black limousines passed by the rows of silent mourners on the sidewalk- the President on his last journey.
A bead of tear trickled down her right cheek.
Nobody noticed.
No one knew the deceased president had an illegitimate daughter.

I tag all who are viewing this..especially the fiction-writers. Also expect this space to be dead for a couple of weeks until the torture season (read exams) gets over. Till then enjoy your winter!
P.S: For those who couldn't get the first's about a trans-sexual or a cross-dresser.



Ritu said...

Nice ones - all three of them. The second one touched my heart.

D2 said...

I think the first one was the best. The second was a little predictable and the third was awesome too.

Great stories in 55 words. :)

That's me said...

To put a story in limited number of word is a tough task. I have tried to do so many times without any success.You have done a nice job of telling a story in few words and at the same time bring clear enough to the reader. Kudos!

Bikramjit said...

No i beleive that there is someone made for each one ..
Each glove is made for a hand .. So no one is ugly its just how the beholder looks ..

loved all the three Nice one Sam's


♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

i remembered the third one..:0 ive read that before in your blog as far as i could remember

haha,,and the first one is good too~ actually its my favorite :)

i like cross dressing theme and such haha :D

RE: im sorry about not mentioning your name..i honestly could not remember your tag probably because i dont usually follow tag activity on fb..sorry about that. >.<

Tavish Chadha( said...

loved all 3 of them but particularly the 1st 3rd one becuase of the dramatic delevopment towards the end... keep them coming!! :)

Sensible bakwas

Prateek said...

Yes, indeed I like the first one out of all three.

Giribala said...

Nice!! I thought these were poems. The second one reminded me of Zeenat Aman in "Satyam Shivam Sundaram."

vineet said...

killer babe, osumm,delicate n touchy, 2nd was best...loved it

Alka Gurha said...

Pithy and precise...all three r good. I liked the third one...
Not everyone can pen short stories. Lovely.

Sayandeep Kundu said...

and the third one is my personal favorite of the three since it has so intelligently put across so many things with so few words..succinct...very powerful and artistic...
Regards~ sayandeep

Being Pramoda... said...

Hey...nice tag..its nice to read u after lonng time..

Nethra said...

What's the tag all about? Are we supposed to write 3 55-ers?

By the way, the fictions are interesting and quite good.

vivek said...

HI Sammy,

Very nice , Loved your Top 3 ,55-tag and the concept to summarize in 55 words quite tough ..I tried over it but never get it.
so crisp and precise lovely.
I adore your unique writing style..

And all the best for your exams :)
Do well.

Take care
KS :)

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

@sammy: actually the main protagonist, yuki(broan haired one with larger eyes) is really a girl but when she was reincarnated she beacme a boy..but still luka(black haired one) loves her so much that even though he was now a boy he's still there to protect her..

this is my first yaoi anime but it is not pure wont see any kissing or something here..

more of camaraderie and protecting each other types..

you really wont think it as a yaoi anime in general because its plot is more on a fantasy-action basis :)

Purba said...

I loved all of them. The first one had me chuckling. Wonderful 55ers Samadrita.

evanescentthoughts said...

I loved all the 3, especially the last one was very touching.. Good luck for your exams :)

Omi said...

I remember reading the first two but the third one is new. Nice one there.

atindriyo said...

just like poetry...

Gyanban said...

here after a long time, i liked the three verses,I thought the first one was particularly good.


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