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Voicing Silence 7

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A quick tale 62

No suspense here

I'm going to tell you straight away what's going to happen to them. No twist at the end of the tale. Sixty three years from now, she'll succumb to pneumonia. Three months later, he will pass away in his sleep. Presumably from grief. But for now, they are looking at each other. He is wondering what a girl like her is doing in a place like this. And she is thinking what a guy like him is doing looking at a girl like her in a place like this.

12 comments:

aarthi said...

Hi Ammani...

Accidentaly got thru to ur blog..and have been reading ur archives ...and its been a fantastic read ! Awesome ...!!

navneet said...

i think everyone knows why the two of them are here in the first place.
nice intro though.

Anonymous said...

ammani:

take long breaks often.. u always come back with better QTs!!

aravind subramani said...

seems u have refueled urself after marathon writing for charity. U rback with awesome stories.(i felt that the writing for others was affecting ur quality a bit). Glad that ammami is back to her full form! keep going!

Phoenix said...

This one was amazing....

Reminded me of Eric segal's Love story..he starts the book with this line...
"What can you say about the twenty three year old girl that died"...giving the suspense away in the first line...


Good one ammani !

Parii said...

You've become a phenomenon!!

Eroteme said...

:-) sweet.

Anjali said...

refreshing tales after a long break.

Asmita said...

I had recently read a comment to the question "what is needed to make a good writer" as "resist telling all" ...this probably is one of the best example of what was meant

:)

post said...

this is beautiful.

understatement is such a high art in my book.

Lost in trance... said...

a feeling of incompletion....if it haunts, it haunts forever....sad...

R-Cha-Na said...

Beautiful...