Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Short story[1]

Writers digest gives writers some interesting story prompts. Here's the story I scribbled for today's prompt. Enjoy!

The link -> http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts/one-very-memorable-night-but-not-for-good-reasons

The prompt -> "While out at a bar, your old high school sweetheart approaches you and gives you an unexpected kiss right on the lips. This causes you to have one intense reaction that will lead to a very memorable night—but not for good reasons."

The story ->
I adjusted my bright red sari as our car screeched to a halt. It was a Saturday night, and being a page 3 journalist meant dressing up and interviewing celebrities at a high profile pub for the day’s “Breaking News”. Unfortunately, I had never been able to get into the skin of a page 3 journalist. Sure, I liked the money, but hey! All I really wanted on a Saturday night was to cuddle up and watch a cheesy movie with the perfect man. Like the camera man who had accompanied me to the pub. Ah! An absolute dream boat. What I wouldn’t give, to be with him right then, all alone, in a faraway place. Pubs were surely not for me. They were for all those celebrities out there. The wannabe actress out there in a strapless green gown, for instance.. How I wished she would commit a fashion faux pas so my boss would get his “Breaking News” of the evening, which would mean I could try and get a vacation for real. Oh, after asking out the cameraman, of course.

I tried to exchange a few words with a caked up celebrity model with a high pitched voice and weird girly laugh, when I saw a man amongst them trying to chat up every pretty girl on board. His broad shoulders and flirty dark eyes reminded me of someone very familiar. Then I remembered. He was the dude from high school I had a silly crush on. Thank god I had long outgrown high school and all its burdens. The tall, intense, intelligent men were what I wanted now and those baby blue eyes just sealed it for me. God, I had to get this camera man out of my mind.

I got back to getting my “Breaking News” for the night. Just then, I felt a light tap and I eagerly turned around thinking my camera man had for once decided to talk. Then, I fainted. Only to wake up and find my camera man look at me with an “Are you OK?” expression. I sighed and like an impulse reaction I returned his kiss. The kiss that had just made me faint! But something dint seem quite right. The expression on his face didn’t do justice to my kiss at all and all eyes were suddenly on me. Why were all the rich and famous curious about my simple love life?

“It was you who kissed me, right?” I asked my cameraman, who looked mad enough to hurl his camera at me.

“No, it was me, your college crush, remember?” It was the dude from college I spotted earlier. Er, why wasn’t the world ending?

Yes, I could see it, right then. “BREAKING NEWS: SARI CLAD JOURNALIST SEDUCES HANDSOME CELEBRITY INTO KISSING HER AND IN TURN KISSES THE CAMERA MAN “. Clearly, I had lost all chances of asking out the camera man or taking my vacation.

Gargi

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahaha hehehe :P

Prasanna Pandit said...

Niiice. Keep writing. :)