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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A quick tale 37

Ambition

"What do you want to be when you grow up?", they asked her.
She looked around. Amma carrying a pan of sand on her head. Appa hammering away at rocks. Her younger sister playing in filthy mud dangerously close to the building that her parents were helping build.
What did she want to be when she grew up? Not this. Definitely.

8 comments:

tjsnathan@yahoo.com said...

"Doctor..." she replied..
"Collector.." her sister replied for the same question.

Yeah, They are now building the new collectorate, after the hospital project got over last month.

L said...

Good follow up by the first commentator...!!!

Times have changed ..now we comment on comments..!!

√úbermaniam said...

nice. as always. not articulate enough to say more. tnks for everything. appreciate it.

AF said...

Good one,but doesnot have a usual Ammani punch.

Ravages said...

like somebody said, ambition is nothing without focus

Balaji said...

nice one that hits on the theme of ambition vs opportunity. loved the ending of the first commenter too...

time irundha do check out my latest attempt @ flash fiction @ my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ammani..I always enjoyed reading u r blogs..to be frank u dont have the "AMMANI EFFECT" in your latest blogs..I guess its a time for you to stop writing the "quick tales"....As u had covered almost everything..It's from my point of view...

Balakumar said...

Ammani's original with tjsnathan's comment make an awesome QT.

And I dont agree with the "time to stop writing" comment. Writings usually strike a chord in us. Just because some don't doesnt mean the writing has to end. Its all about perspectives.

Keep them coming Ammani.