Monday, January 02, 2012

Just another year...

"So, another year, huh?"

Shrug.

"Hmm, I guess so."

Nod.

"So, what plans for the new year?"

"Same old. You?"

"Same."

Another nod.

"What do you think is happening. Do you see any change?"

"What do you mean?"

"I mean, we meet here, on this rooftop every new year's eve, talk the same old things, you know - we never really discuss what we actually did the previous year; or what we're gonna do the next. We never really discuss about our observations. Know what I mean?"

"Oh yeah, that. True."

"So...what change do you see?"

Another shrug.

"Nothing, really. Except..."

"Except..?"

"It's a bit more flashier, everything. You know, the kids know a lot more about what's happening around them. The grown-ups know a lot lesser about the same. Somehow, the world seems to have shrunk into one little app after another. It's all about buttons and keys, know what I mean?"

"Hmmm - that's right. You've begun to speak the lingo too - app"

Laughter.

"Yes, yes, I noticed."

Awkward silence. Clock strikes.

"Happy new year."

"Happy new year."

Festivities yonder. Shouting, cheering etc.

"You know it's silly, doesn't really matter even...but..."

"Ask."

"Which year did you say you died?"

"1976 new year's eve. You?"

"1986. Same day."

Chuckle.


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17 comments:

Nisha said...

chilling.. just loved it.

wish u a happy 2012!

Red Handed said...

Now that was totally unexpected!
Great one!

Dr Roshan R said...

loved it... smart ending.:)

Mirage said...

For the first time EVER I guessed the climax correctly. XD
*pats her own back*

phatichar said...

Nisha: Thanks - wish you the same! And thanks so much for coming here :)

Red-Handed: :) Thx..

DocR: Thanks man! Thanks for dropping in :)

Mirage: :P
*clap, clap, clap...

Neha said...

:)

Happy New Year!

phatichar said...

Neha: Happy new year to you too! :)

maithili said...

I enjoyed the conversation! I thought this might be two old friends talking but the ending was totally unexpected!

Rohan said...

Climax is just great!! Happy new year!!!

Menachery said...

uggghhhh ... why why why ...

why are all d dead talking????

SeĐĆendipity™ said...

haha :D
Now thats something I love to read :)

abhilasha said...

Fun know!!! Would love to be such an updated ghost!!! App n all haan!!!!

Nia Charms said...

Wow. Just wow. I never knew someone could be so good with such less words.

Soumya said...

Woaaaahhh, now that's what you call a twist! :)

phatichar said...

maithili: Thanks.. :)
Rohan: Hey buddy, good to see you after so long..thanks - and wish you the same. How're things with you? :)

Menachery: Heheh..because the living are too busy shouting and celebrating..

SeĐĆendipity™: :) Thanks..welcome - do return.

abhilasha: :) Yeah..a totally 'with-it' ghost now..

Nia Charms: Welcome! Thanks..

Soumya: Thank you :) Welcome - you have a great blog..

Yamini said...

Crisp Dialogue Fiction!

Love it!

phatichar said...

Yamini: Thanks :) ...and thanks for dropping by.