Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Twinkle, twinkle little star...

He stood atop the terrace, looking at the smattering of stars the parting clouds made way for. He remembered all those stories his grandmother used to tell him, about people becoming stars after they died. He wondered how many stars he'd put up there personally. And were they looking at him now? He looked at his watch. In about a half hour, it would be time to send up another star. It was cold. The rain had ceased, and it was wet all around him. He hoisted the silencer-fitted sniper gun on the wall railing and turned the telescope, getting a clearer picture.

The slim executive walked out of the restaurant, brief-case in hand. There was a pretty young thing hanging on to his elbow, and here was the challenge. He had to down only one. Hmmm, he gripped the wooden handle of the gun and sighed deeply, sticking his eye into the telescope, as it followed the couple below.

*******

The lightning struck quick, followed by an unusually loud clap of thunder. The executive's girlfriend looked up and remarked.

"Oh, look sweetheart, that struck the arrester of that building. So close by, huh?"

The executive looked up and shrugged. "Hmmm. Good thing that building has an arrester. It looks old to me."

Little did they know, it was their (un)lucky 'star' that arrested the lightning.

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16 comments:

Pinku said...

justice at last...

Nice one.

phatichar said...

pinku: :) thx..

Neers said...

Headlines:

the STARMAKER "arrested"

phatichar said...

neers: lol..nice one!

kunal said...

great read, and a better title :)

phatichar said...

kunal: :)

purely-narcotic said...

it was their (un)lucky 'star' that arrested the lightning

Underestimating the reader's intelligence, are we now?

phatichar said...

purely-narcotic: :) dare I?

Priya Iyer said...

that was chilling, and very well written! :)

thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. i came across your blog co-incidentally some time back. loved your stories... i'll be back to read more! :)

phatichar said...

priya: Thanks for coming by :-)

You write some wonderful stuff, yourself..am putting you up on my list, will return for more.

Comfortably Numb said...

Phatichar...LMAO!!!

Good work!

Cheers!

Priya Iyer said...

'wonderful stuff' - oh!!!! i m the flattered!!! :) jokes apart, thanks for the blogroll!

Nirav said...

Nice one.

phatichar said...

comfortable: glad that you're comfortable.. hehe

priya: zank u ma'am...zank u

nirav: thanx buddy :-)

Mampi said...

hmm,,
happens sometimes...
but seldom in Ph's world
but see it has happened.

L said...

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