17 Jul 2009

The Four Seasons

I reluctantly offered her my umbrella as the rain fell on the scorching earth. She bluntly declined. We had met few months back as the flowers bloomed everywhere. However, things started falling apart as we shed all pretences like the leaves of trees outside. Today, I sit huddled all alone and unexpectedly, it feels great.

On reaching my 55th post, I decided to publish my first 55 Fiction; as soon as I got free from the phone calls that I have been receiving thanks to my Birthday. Yeah, its right, I turn 24 today, theoretically just a year away from exiting the Brahmacharya Asharam according to the Vedas. Well here's a special scoop for my readers and you must keep it to yourself - this work of fiction is loosely based on my own life *wink* - so if I keep rejoicing loosing a girl, like in this story, then on practical terms, it seems difficult for me to move out of Brahmacharya into Grahasta Ashram, right?

55 Fiction is a short story of just 55 words; a big hit on the Blogging circuit these days. Read this article on Wikipedia to know more about it. I had visited some Blogging community (I fail to recall which one) which was holding a contest of 55-ers and I liked the concept. However, it was Dhiman who recently attempted a 55-er on his blog and hence, I decided to attempt one for myself. I wrote it some days back but was waiting for this 55th post. Co-incidentally, my Blogger buddy, Shilpa too posted one, about an hour ago.

The Four Seasons had been actually conceptualised by me as a full blown story, some time back. However, writing it in just 55 words made my job a lot easier as well as pretty difficult at the same time. All in all, it was fun and took about half an hour to complete, with minor modifications later on.

Try one for yourself and do not forget to leave a link in my comments' section. However, before that; do tell me, how was my first attempt and also in case you have the time, write your interpretation of this story briefly. This will help me in gauging, if I could convey it properly despite the shortage of words.

And before I sign off, here's the cake and the bouquet that got delivered to my place at midnight, thanks to my dearest friend and rakhi sister, Rachna. (Thanks a lot dear!)

Images Courtesy:
1. http://www.edupics.com; http://www.supercoloring.com; http://www.craftelf.com and http://mtblog.newyorker.com (edited)
2. Self Photographed (edited)


Sugandha Gupta said...

Hey thanks alot for the visit
GOD Bless!!!

Madhu Rao said...

Meandered in while surfing blogadda. You have a very impressive looking and differnt blog. Your self-deprecating comment about your profile photo brought a smile to my face and a visit to your site..

Loved the 4 seasons..

Shilpa Garg said...

Ok, here I go:
1. A very Happy Birthday! That's the first one among the FBs! Have a great day and wonderful year!
2. 55th post and 55 fiction: A great combination
3. 4 seasons is a wonderful work!
Cheers :)

Dhiman said...

Tum aur tumhara blog jiye hazaron saal aur posts ho pachas hajar *Clap Clap Clap*
55th Post with a 55-Fiction was a great idea...
The story was nice and perfect...
Its gr8 to see two of my Blog Buddies posting a 55 word fiction on a same day...
Also don't worry once you enter Grahasta Ashram you'll be flooded with discount offers *Wink*

Bharathi said...

I would value this as an excellent philosophical statement rather than a (very) short story.

'things started falling apart as we shed all pretences like the leaves of trees outside,

Only an open minded, honest person would understand this.

Good creative attempt.

Vipul Grover said...

@sugandha.. welcome 2 my blog nd thnx a ton 4 d wishes:)

@madhu rao.. its a pleasure 2 have u on my blog.. thnx 4 appreciating:)

@shilpa.. thnx 4 all the 3 compliments and wishes.. cheers:)

@dhiman.. thnx buddy 4 d wishes nd d compliment.. nd yeah frankly um not too keen to entr the grahsta ashram 4 sum years. jus luv pulling my own legs at times ;)

@bharathi.. thnx so mch 4 another kind review of my post. it also requires an open mind 2 interpret wat i wrote in those lines:)

Bharathi said...

oops. I forgot to wish you. Have a cracking and fun filled b-day.

Subhayan Mukerjee said...

A very Happy Birthday and may you become even more clear headed and continue to enthrall us with your sonsational posts!!! ... and lastly but not leastly ,
great start at 55 fiction ...!!

Anjan said...

Happy birthday mate.... and this was a great work of 55 Fiction!!

Vipul Grover said...

@bharathi.. lol thnx.. i thot u got so engrossed in my 55er tht 4got to read rest of the post;)

@subhayan.. thnx buddy, i hop my brains dont gt cmpletely cleaned up;) its gr8 2 know tht u liked this post!

@anjan.. thnx buddy.. shud strt wrking on my nxt 55er i blive:)

BK Chowla, said...

Vipul,a very happy birthday.Maujan-hi Maujan.
Vipul,you write very well.My best compliments.

pawan said...

Happy Birthday Vipul!
Have a great year ahead in terms of life and blogging!

Well, as for the 55 fiction, I liked the concept and I'm going to try it out VERY soon!

Vipul Grover said...

@chowlaji.. thnx so mch 4 d wishes nd d kind wrds.. truly maujan hi maujan:)

@pawan.. thnx buddy 4 d wishes.. as 4 55er, yup, u shud definitely try one. its fun!

sm said...

happy birthday

Bharathi said...

Yes indeed LOL

Ajinkya said...

Naice ;)