Sunday, March 15, 2009

Romance and Cigerettes

      The Car came to a rolling stop. Sameer got down and walked to the front. With his back against the bonnet, he stared at the waves. Waves of the mighty blue ocean, clasping each other, trying to get shore. It’s been so long since the last time Sameer came here. Years back, he used to come here with Archana every week. He loved coming here with her. Holding hands and walking along the shore, wetting their feet. Talking for hours, mostly inane stuff. He just loved to be with her, lost in these waves.

      He pulled out a cigarette and placed it between his lips. His right hand now rummaged his pocket for the lighter. It had the alphabet A on it. Archana bought him that, hoping he would think of her every time he smoked. Hoping eventually he would quit. But that didn’t seem to happen. Archana was always bothered with Sameer smoking and Sameer knew that. She never him asked to do anything he didn’t like. 

      Things turn out pretty ugly when you let your ego get the best of you. Sameer learnt that the hard way. He promised himself he would never let his foolish pride make decisions for him ever. Days rolled to years and there he stood reminiscing things he missed. He felt a comforting touch. “That’s strange. Cigarette in place and you are not smoking,” Nikitha, his wife. She gave him a tender smile. Sameer put his arm across her shoulders and moved her close to him. He leaned and kissed her forehead. Now staring back at the waves he said, “I’m gonna get over it.”  He threw the cigarette away,   “smoking that is…” He placed the lighter in Niki’s hands…

18 comments:

Chantel said...

This is nice -- sad, but soft and sweet.

velusamy said...

Now staring back at the waves he said, “I’m gonna get over it.” He threw the cigarette away, “smoking that is…” - loved these lines.. Beautiful post dude..

Vinnie said...

beautiful!
is this inspired from ur real life?? :)

Suresh Kumar said...

The ending had a classy touch.... I am gonna get over it.... smoking that is....

moi said...

silent and touching, Smoking that is...

Charmed One! said...

That was really beautiful :) ...

simple..yet intriguing..

ApocalypsE said...

Thanks ppl...:-)

@Vinnie - may be, I dont know,
Lets just say I dont smoke anymo'

Everything I say rhymes these days..:-)

~*wILd chILd*~ said...

It's a beautiful post. I liked it. :-)

~*wILd chILd*~ said...

It's a beautiful post. I liked it. :-)

life is an illusion said...

dude.....thats the gentle side of u .......u havent shown much of it to the outside world
but when it came out .......it was as big as the waves in ur story

ApocalypsE said...

@Wild Child - Thanks...:)

@Life is - Theres more than meets the eye

Nikhil said...

That was a lovely one mates.....I surely wish to drop, smoking that is.....

Hey dude just just as much as short stories are facinating i have made an effort of writing a Micro story. You can read it on my blog it's named as "Touch"

Thanks for pushing me back to the sea......

ApocalypsE said...

Thanks nikil... :)

Raghav said...

nicely done, the ending especially

ItAteMyBrain said...

Soft and clear.

CoolKap said...

does it reflect your life.. Its just so beautifully written..

ApocalypsE said...

thanks a lot ppl :)

workhard said...

Hi, this is beautiful writing.. IT is subtle, but with very strong emotions...

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