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The Cab Driver and the Lady in Red






It was a young Friday day night, the street was all empty, the night was half asleep but the wolves were on their prowl. The cab driver was half drunk but he wasn’t all done. He was driving slowly looking for someone. The winter breeze was frustrating for him. He was restlessly wandering for something that night. He was unable to find anyone to satiate his burning desire; he was shouting at every dog, he was howling with a sadistic pain.

Suddenly a shadow appears and optimism touches his hackneyed face. What’s she doing at the middle of this gory night? The cab driver thinks for a while. He ignores the shadow and drives away. He drinks another bottle of Rum and sings atop of his voice. The desperation was killing him from inside. He wasn’t hallucinating, he was not in the middle of some kind of fantasy, and he was amid real world, amid cops, amid street dogs and snakes.

What’s this? The shadow of the lady was still troubling him, he wasn’t able to divert his attention from the fleeting red skirt, he was all awake yet so very in a dreamlike atmosphere. He drives fast to cross the bridge but fails to cross it. The bridge keeps moving away from him. The shadow of the lady became alive and it appears just in front of his car. He looses control, strikes the bridge and dies…The story of the cab driver ends here. He fails to recover from his sin but the shadow of the lady is still living near that never-ending bridge, still punishing the wrong doers.

It was a young Friday day night, the street was all empty, the night was half asleep but the wolves were on their prowl….

(Fiction)

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7 comments:

  1. nice fiction pallav.....man's sin always chases him sometimes no scope left for recovering from it......

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  2. well everbody knws red is associated wid danger..wot d hell he was trying to proof... nicely written buddy...

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  3. Nice story Pallav.

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  4. Anonymous10:45 PM

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  5. goodness!! wat an imagination!!
    were u refering to some kind of ghost here?

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