“I’m very scared,” she whispered softly.
“Don’t be,” he reassured calmly.
They had just recovered from a hearty laughter.
“But, I’m not used to so much joy.”
“Every time they catch me laughing out loud, they send one of theirs to restore balance… I hate to cry.”
“Oh! Then laugh under a veil, my dear!”
Honey, isn’t my nose big?
No sweetheart, your face is small.
…..after 10 years
Honey, am I looking fat?
No sweetheart, these pants are the wrong size.
….after 20 years
Honey, am I drooping?
No sweetheart, even gravity loves you so.
….after 30 years in holy matrimony
Honey, do you believe that ‘Love is Blind’?
“woh jannat ki khoj mein nikla hain…
uske liye Mecca bhi door nahi,
apni begum ki izzath se beparvaah
nikla hain tere khoj mein eh Allah !…”
Thus concluded the fakir amidst much applause.
‘Wah wah wah!”, praised the old Sheikh in delight and quickly got up, shoving his new virgin bride all of 12.
P.S: Please forgive the hindi-urdu mix-up if any. Also, here’s the translation for Karthik, Kanagu n Lance:
“He has left in search of heaven…
Even Mecca is not far for him,
He doesn’t care to respect his wife
He has left in search of u, O Allah!..”
“What is this life if not about agony, despair and sorrow?” cried the young medical intern at the government hospital.
Blood, tears and mutilated bodies dwarfed his vision as the uninvited tremors had uprooted thousands. His young blood, infuriated.
“No, it isn’t…”, stated the nurse, ‘…the lady in bed 8 has just delivered a baby!”
“sweetheart, do you really think I’m a womanizer?”
“I love you sweets”.
A fragrant feminine breeze…then a pair of sexy stilettoes tread outside the office corridor.
“sweets, I…”, juggling between her tears and the nearing stilettoes.
…. “love only…..”. The stilettoes struggle at the e-access.
He dashes to the door.
“Hi!…new joinee ?”
P.S: This is my first attempt at 55 fiction. Hope you guys like it!