Mortgaging Chimera for Reality and Verity

December 20, 2016

The medicinal redolence engulfed the deserted hallway swathed with the parroting echos of unheard snivels and screams derived from the druthers(urge) to be set manumit from the shackles of throe. I was lotus on the copper frame pew, taking a gander at the jalousie infused in the hem(wall) opposite to me. The cubbyhole(room) which prevailed beyond it had been my father’s refuge since quarter of a “many a moon”, the day had been inscribed as the juncture in our lives.

The MD informed us dilatorily the previous eventide that our father is in a coma and has minimal probability of waking up to see us smile again. Waking up to feel our arms holding him. My mother broke down, as the notice ringed within the empty walls of our house. Empty since he left.

My father is a very down to earth person. He was a green grocery storekeeper, the financial backbone of our ménage . Unlike me, he wasn’t grey, he was blue. He used to involve himself in Bandinages with me. He was calm as the ocean and vibrant. He always spurred me to pursue my dreams which were to serve as a banker in the corporate sector. Till crows came home, He is the only one to believe in me and my capabilities. He was my hero. He is my hero. A hero without cape.

“Diganta, never stop pursuing your dreams. Live your life at your own terms but with truth and sincerity. Always be generous. I am proud of you”, he used to say back in the days when I was imitating Apollo landing on the orb of night with my spaceprobe curio. Remembering those moments still brought a faint smile which was quelledly dominated by the overwhelming sorrow and sobs.

“Mother!”, my inaudible scream predominated my influx of imbricated indigo and gloom  thoughts as I saw my mother collapse on my lap. She haven’t had anything to nibble since lang syne. The chronological events since the past month had quadrupled her pains. She barely indulged herself in a tête-à-tête. I felt really rueful for her. She didn’t deserved this. None of us did.

The news came in that nightfall.

January 12, 2017

“I would like to have a packet of soap and a kilo of sugar”, said the lady embodied in a voluptuous figure, draped in a saree, in a requesting tone, standing against the counter of the grocery shop.

“Here you go. That would be forty rupees in all”, the bald-headed boy, fair and in his early twenties, exclaimed while handing over the package to the lady.

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In the street opposite, papers and opuscules continued burning in dying embers caressed by a dozen hands begging for a source of heat in the cold , dull winter. Among the garbage burning, was the banking books and papers of a young Diganta who mortgaged his dreams for reality.

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. “Unlike me, he wasn’t grey, he was blue.” Favourite line. the imagery is so clear and to the point. Wraps up two entire personalities in one short line. I enjoyed reading this!!

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    1. Ah, thank you so much. This comment is so motivating, and makes me even more determined to write more. Means a lot to me. Thanks again 🙂

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  2. Riya says:

    Well written Diganta!

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  3. Swosti Das says:

    Oh my god :’) Beautiful and Encouraging.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  4. Damn, this was beautifully written hon. ☺

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    1. Thanks, love 🙂

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  5. Wow!!! It’s the best one I have read here till now!! It was really wonderful reading it! U are a master of wordplay.. 🙂

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    1. Hey. Thank you so much for appreciating my work , it really means a lot to me and I’m really flattered. 🙂

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  6. Your writings are Amazingly Beautiful and with every new post you just convince me even more. I love reading them. 🙂 😊

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m flattered with your kind words. Means a world to me! 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome 😀 😀

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  7. Your captivating word choices kept me interested and wondering what was coming next. Keep up the writing!

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you liked it 🙂

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  8. Your polite word choice is great because it gives many visuals for the reader. “…said a woman of huge proportions…” you should challenge yourself in finding odd descriptive words such as voluptuous or bodacious. Keep up the great work

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    1. Thanks for the advise . Yes I’ll sure look into that . Probably I just hurried up . I’ll sure take a note . Thank you again . 🙂

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      1. Anytime, happy to help a writer. If you ever revisit your writings a thesaurus would be so useful when editing.

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      2. Sure it will .thanks again 🙂

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  9. Hi, Diganta 🙂
    You have a special way with words. Your powerfully evocative words painted a vivid mental imagery and it was enjoyable to read it. Great work (:

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment . Much appreciated 🙂 good day

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  10. Zacora says:

    Its great! 😄

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    1. Thanks a lot 🙂

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  11. mariyaah says:

    Wow.. couldn’t resist commenting here.
    This is amazingly written, so beautifully nurtured and marvelously delivered.

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    1. Thank you so much . Glad you liked it . Good day to you 🙂

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  12. authensible1357 says:

    I enjoyed reading this. I love the play of words and vivid descriptions. A good read.

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    1. Thank you so much . Means a lot to me 🙂

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  13. Jon Cates says:

    You are an absolute well of verbal eloquence. Your words flow in a way that is both unconventional and unique. A truly consistent body of work!

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    1. Thank you so much . Glad you liked it . Good day to you 🙂

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  14. You have a wonderfully detailed writing style . I found that this passage paints an extremely vivid picture ✌️Keep up the great writing.
    Thanks for a wonderful read .

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    1. Thank you so much for giving my work a read. I’m really glad that you liked it . Thanks again . Cheers!

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  15. neiltorr says:

    A very thoughtful piece, very touching

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    1. Thank you so much !

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  16. Amazing, yet again. Painfully good…… Reality is cruel

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes it is

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  17. Wow. Amazing. This is so different and very well written. Feeling inspired!

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    1. Thank you so much. Much appreciated 🙂

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  18. Loved reading it,yet if this article is non-fiction,i would like to say this one thing-maybe reality is a stumbling block right now,but dreams(aspirations) can always be achieved,the only thing needed is the spark to never quench its thirst, never try to kill that…howsoever impossible it may seem right now,a way will always open and it will surely do:) (And dude, don’t even talk about envying my vocabulary,yours’ literally touches the sky:D)

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    1. Thank you so much . Yes it is fiction . Reality is . Yes . Dreams some times are never converted into goals . There’s a fine line of difference which many fail to interpret maybe that’s what keeps them lagging behind. Look at your wordings . I’m like stacking up my vocabulary with the new words you use . Thanks again .

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  19. swadeshjana says:

    The first reason why I liked this was the fact that I didn’t understand half of the words. (Have to blame myself for not reading much books and remaining oblivious to the language arena). Next, the eerie way in which you ended the post was great, your other post on cross-border romance was also like this; ending on a sad note. I really liked the ending and the choice of words. Lastly a question – How do you write such beautiful stories (both words and the theme) ?

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    1. Thank you so much . Well I take half the blame cause people have been saying to keep the writing a bit more simplistic which I’ll surely look into the next time . The thing is I have been fascinated by pessimistic approach towards the ending , I don’t want to dub the myth of a happy ending in my own stories . Like it’s something I’ve been doing as always . And the answer to your question is I don’t know . The theme is I think . Like I sit down I think and construct a framework of my story then I write down roughly on a paper after which I organize the words and paragraphs and write it on here . Thank you for appreciating 🙂

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  20. Wow, its so beautifully expressed. Great post. Inspiring lines 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Means a lot to me 🙂

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  21. education says:

    It’s really very difficult in this active life to listen news on TV, therefore I just use the web for that reason, and get the hottest news.

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  22. Great read. Seemed honest and comfortable. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating my work 🙂

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