Thursday, October 19, 2006

Comedy of horrors...

Yeah, yeah, I deleted it...

But first things first. Despite the fact that my story 'route no. x' was a super flop (according to me at least), it was one helluva entertainer. My apologies to the 'lucky' few who came, who read, and who left...confused. I don't blame you guys. I posted that story when I was absolutely bored stiff last afternoon. A lesson I learnt - never post a 'horror' story when in such a state of mind. It puts even my characters to sleep.

It all started when I posted the story and then Harsha pointed out that 'bhai, kuch mazaa nahin aaya'. Well, what the hell, I had busloads of time on my hand, anyways. So there I went snip, snip, snip. But I left out some parts of the original story. The result? Stephen King meets Jaspal Bhatti.

And believe me, I wanted to delete the story yesterday itself, as I wasn't too satisfied with it myself. But Blogspot played spoilsport and didn't allow me to do it.

Today, before I deleted the post altogether, I read it one last time - Boy, what a mish-mash! I would've strangled the author if I were a visitor here. It didn't even tickle me, forget making my hairs stand on end. Heheh... And Enigma, I must hand it to you, girl. (Were you a consultant for Ramsay brothers anytime?) Your interpretation of the story had me rolling on the floor.

But one thing is clear. I enjoyed all the puzzlement and intrigue that the story caused. And you touched my heart. You guys so patiently analyzed a story which wasn't scary from any angle. Hats off to you. :)

But let me tell you, I didn't delete the story because of the confusion it created. I removed it because somewhere I felt that it didn't belong in my blog. I wasn't satisfied with it. And as writers, I'm sure you all know how it feels not to be satisfied with your own work.

Wish you all a very happy Deepawali. Have lots of fun. Safely..though.

23 comments:

Harsha said...

Well, in my opinion u shudnt have deleted it. We could have had some more confusion.... ;)

It was wonderful how people interpreted the story in their own way. And totally loved enigma's version in particular :)

story mein mazaa nahin aaya...lekin comments mein bohot aaya :D

Have a wonderful deepavali bro!!

Vin said...

:-))..
yea it was fun to read the comments....
but still i want to know what the story was :-)...

phatichar said...

harsha: yeah right! :)

vin: Maybe Harsha will come up with a reworked version soon..who knows? What say, Harsha? ;)

Harsha said...

sssssssh!!!! Thats supposed to be a top secret yaar. Who knows, if I good ending I will. :-)

Vin said...

Harsha: not to worry if the ending will be gud.. I am sure many of them who visit this blog, will give their own ending to the story.... so u cna have the same story with many endings :-))

itchingtowrite said...

hey I guess i missed the fun

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enigma said...

you deleted it?? waaaaaaaaaah :(
was looking fwd to more crooked versions..hehee

Anyways good to know people liked my interpretation ;)
Nope i did not work for Ramsay brothers. I was actually Sherlock Holmes in my previous birth. Elementary, dear Watson!

Prerona said...

i liked the story!

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

I missed it!! :( :( :((

At least you could have left it there along with Enigma's interpretation!!

Yeah I know how it feels when something you've written isn't quite up to standard. I just posted on my blog about that feeling! Anyway, shubh deepwali to you and your family!

Full2 Faltu said...

You could have atleast kept it as comedy story. No need to tell the reader. Let them interpret the way they want

Atleast they would vote it as the best comedy story of yours

:)
Punds

phatichar said...

enigma; ah, I see...

pre: I know dear.. :) thanx for it..but the reasons I removed it are different..

sudipta: :)

punds: Didn't want to snatch Jaspal Bhatti's mantle..know what I mean? :)

Nirav said...

Hey, you shouldn't have deleted it... at least for the sake of all the comments (Actually I wanted to re-read Enigma's version!!!)

And I guess you wouldn't know this - you have 15 subscribers on Bloglines.com.

Keep writing those stories.

Regards,
Nirav

Shradha said...

Oh, looks like I missed something interesting here! Could you re-post it :)

phatichar said...

nirav: really? and How did you find that out? Lemme know too :)

shradha: aww..sorry, don't wanna repost it. But feel free to go thro' other stories here. :)

SilenceKilled said...

Hey, I missed it :(
Anyways, Its nice to be true to yourself and be ur own critic......
I can't help it, but I end up preaching ;)

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