Sunday, 2 September 2012

Reconciliation

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 31; the thirty-first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is 'Strangers in the Night'
He doesn't speak much to me , nor do I either . We are just companions in the transit.I guess its in this way, He knows all the ways and paths but has no destination, I know my destination but have the least idea about how to reach there .Hence we compliment each other well.

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I first met Jack on the very first night I eloped  my house. I was on a wait for an opportunity since long, and that night they had been careless enough to leave the window open. At the stroke of the midnight I jumped over  the window, passed quietly across the snoring watchman and then was out of the house determined not to return back ever. I had probably walked for about an hour under the orange sulphur light when I met those thugs, you know the ones who roam about in the streets doing nothing more productive than fighting and troubling innocent chaps who accidentally intrude their territory, yes, those ones. They were about to attack me, all four of them when suddenly from no where came Jack and instantly threw a few stones towards them, making them run for their life. HAHA !! and then he looked at me just like my mistress did .

MY MISTRESS !!! did I tell you about her ? Ah!
As far as my merories go , I remember when I was a little fellow with a small little tail and used to live with a man and a few more others like me when I saw her approaching us with a lovely smile and a pair of compassionate eyes . She soflty picked me up In her delicate hands and cuddled me, rest all I know is that since then  I was always with her. We loved each other . She adored me, I revered her. Never did I ever  spend  a little time with out her bieng  arround. I have seen  her cry and laugh like a child . I have seen her cook endlessly when her children came to visit her . She has seen me grow up from a little puppy to a grown up adult. She has seen me run in delight to fetch a ball and chase butterflies . she has seen me in pain when ill.We have been to mountains, from mountains to soft sand beaches. We have been every where. Together.
But last year she went missing, that too all of a sudden. She went some where without taking me along even when I said not to. Then her children came and brought me along here in this city forcefuly. They didn't listen to me at all when I said I wanted to wait till mistress comes back. " She will be back " I said,"lets wait a little". They didn't listen to any of my pleas!

 So since then I and Jack have been together. You know Jack doesn't speak any thing. nor do I! . OK, it was a bad joke! But still, Jack doesn't speak any thing at all. Yep, he is mute. Wondering how did I know his name then ? well, Thats not his name, but he wears the same tee with  'JACK' written over it every day. So I call him Jack, just like my mistress did when I had a collar with name ' NERO ' written over it. Now its gone so no one calls me anything. You know you humans are so addicted of reasoning that you doubt every thing untill and unless backed by a reason. You  have reduced  your heart to function just as a blood pumping organ, you are alone even In a big city ,where so many of you  live together. You don't have the courage to live with the one you love, you don't even care about your loved ones. You have got no room for emotions and hence probably that's why you call us 'dogs' because for being ' homo sapiens'  , you got to use more of your brains ,and be more 'practical' isn't it ?He an I  met as strangers in the night , yet we are a family. 
I guess I strayed away from my topic, nevertheless, I live with Jack. He doesn't have a family and lives with other children on the street and I too. I have also made friends with the other dogs .We manage to have a meal per day. Still I like being with him for he is just like my mistress I am still searching. I  miss her often. We live under the stars and it sometimes get a little cold . Often he hugs me and sleeps to get my warmth and this helps me to feel like my mistress is around. He is doing that right now  too.

You know It feels nice to talk about the old days sometimes. I used to go every day.........Wait !   ..."Jack , Jack get up !!! Get up jack ! I can sense something very wrong! just like I did when my mistress went and never came back!!Gosh I can see a  car coming from far , quick ,quick  Jack mmove away from that place , Oh come on  on get upppp!!!!!"

A little far from that place a man witnesses a dog trying to wake up a little boy of about 10, sleeping on the footpath . Just as he wakes up a car comes smashing toward them . The boy is saved , but the dog is hit by the car.

"Ah!  what happned ! Jack are you allright ? my dear Jack you are ok na ? I can see I am bleeding. I can see you soaked in my blood and holding me just like my mistress did . I am missing her right now, more than I ever did. Jack dont cry. I am happy that you are safe. I am in extream pain , but then I can hear her voice calling me bleakly."

I always knew , Jack alone could lead me to my old mistress . You see her children said  she has gone to God in a little haste , but never before did she leave me behind alone. I think she did it  by mistake this time, but I couldn't let her go wrong. I had to be where she was . If she had gone to visit God,I need to go to his house too, behind her .

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47 comments:

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    1. thanks so much Anisha!
      glad that you liked it !!!
      :)

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  2. *tears* started rolling down my cheeks when I read the paragraph about people living alone when living together in buzzing cities. "He and I met as 'Strangers in the Night!', yet we are a family." True, very True! Finally, when the dog, Nah nero goes to meet God, I'm done completely. I'm not sure how many people can relate to this beautifully written story but I can feel it. Keep writing! Good Luck for the BAT crown!

    Someone is Special

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    1. Thanks so much SIS!
      You know even I doubt how many will relate to this story, but you have always related to my stories. Thank you so much indeed!
      I wonder if I would ever written things down if you would have not read them!you are lovely friend!

      *A BIG SMILE*

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  3. Aww...why do you have to write such a sad post?.The last para was touching.ATB

    Strangers in the Night

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    1. yeah solitary writer!I want planning to end it on a sad note , but some how it turned out in this manner.
      thanks for the visit!

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    2. that was wasn't not want. :)

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  4. Very touchy take. Nice calibre of penning. Really moved. Command over words supe. Thumbs up.

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    1. thanks so much dear.Glad that you liked it.
      Your words make me fly!! :)

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  5. Really good work. I think O'Henry has written a short story with a dog as the protagonist, only O'Henry being the master that he is, fools the audience completely. I attempted to imitate him with a desi take on the same idea, but wasn't very satisfied with my attempts 'cos I didn't improvise enough. Now here is a post which does complete justice to the idea of an animal as the hero/heroine and I am just thrilled to read it. ATB!

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    1. Well I think not reading the short story helped me to write better :P, anyways I did check out the book on net, Is it 'memoirs of the yellow dog'?
      Being compared to O'Henry had taken me on the 7th cloud Sandy!!
      thanks a tonne for that!!! :)

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  6. Very touching narrative. You have done very well. I like Sandy's idea. You kind of fooled me in the first paragraph thinking Nero is the man and Jack is the dog. The effect would have been even better if you had carried the suspense to the end.

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    1. Well I wanted to keep the narrative simple, since it was from a dog's point of view.Nevertheless I will surely keep the suggestion In mind and work on it next time!
      thanks a lot TF, your words mean a lot! :)

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  7. Extremely well written and moving tale

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    1. honored with your appreciation!
      thank you :)

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    1. thank you Amit :)
      Glad you could relate to it!

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  9. i hate sad endings! But the fact that it makes me sad shows how well you have written it - the emotions flow quite well! Best wishes for BAT!

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    1. Yeah Deepa, Same here, even I hate sad endings like hell as a reader you know!!Still while writing I couldn't think of any better ending to the little tale. Still on a happier note, maybe Nero could reunite with her mistress!
      you have made me so happy in a sad way :)
      thank you so much !

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  10. beautifully painted...it darts the heart nd its so true that we humans use the heart nly as a blood pumping organ:(
    ATB for BAT :)
    i could not participate...but u can see my post here
    Karan - Strangers in the Night

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    1. Yeah Karan,that's a harsh reality!
      happy that you found it beautiful!
      And I did read you post! :)
      better luck next time :)

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  11. sad ending!
    // you are alone even In a big city ,where so many of you live together//
    very poignant remark!
    nice one - all the best for bat!

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    1. yeah!Couldnt think of any thing better :(
      thanks a lot dishit ! :)

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  12. Hie Dearie! :)

    As I was going through your lines the mysteries were opening one by one. A very touching story. I read one of the story resembles to this '' A Dog named Duke''
    Beautifully crafted! :)
    Cheers!Love & Best wishes to you!
    Keep writing.

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    1. heya lovely! :)
      Hmmmmm.... was that a chapter in your 9th grade??? isnt it?
      well I found out after flipping though my sis's books (she is in 9th!), and yeah the story was really touching !!!
      so glad that you could relate to it so well!!!
      Thanks a tonne!! :D

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    2. Yep :)
      You are right :D
      That's one of the best and touching stories I have read so far and that's brilliant you come up with this! :)

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  13. Personification taken to a high degree. I love the concept. yes, the tales of all the dogs are almost same :-(

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    1. thanks a lot :)
      happy that you liked the concept!!

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  14. I love stories about dogs. In fact, there's a speech about the loyalty of dogs which brings tears each time I read it.

    http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/vest.htm

    Similarly, I loved this story! It was just sooo beautifully sad. Great work :)

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    1. seriously Rajkiran, I too love dogs,as a matter of fact any pet like hell!
      and aweeeee :(:(:(:(:(
      I read that speach and how true were his words!!!
      thank you so much for sharing the link with me!



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  15. Very well written and extremely touching!

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  16. And I was on a separate page all together. I thought both Nero and Jack were dogs. And I am dumb.

    I liked the way you tried to keep the suspense.

    The story was nice and moving. I really liked the part where you mention that humans like to reason. And the heart is just a blood pumping organ. Good lines.

    Are you fond of dogs?

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    1. hahaha! Well You gave me a wonderful Idea all together regarding my post!!!! and no you are not at all dumb,its just that you have a different outlook to look at things!and that's absolutely great!

      thanks for liking my post,and regarding dogs,you bet I love them :):)
      what about you ???

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    2. You sugarcoated my dumbness... ha :)

      Dogs...Ahhh... Not sure. I think I am neutral. No love no hate.

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    3. hehe ...I will still say its not being dumb!!!but it seems like you still wont agree. You see I am in a few ways like you, Sometimes I just cant get what does a post want to convey, for eg. the one CRD published! It was a great post but I could get what it meant, only after reading your comment! ( ps. now this is a secret between you and me, dont tell it anyone else ;)) It was really funny !!!
      sooooo, moral of the long comment : neither of us are dumb!!!!! :D


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    4. Haha :)

      When I started reading your comment.. when you said "I am in a few ways like you"... I thought 'she should read what I did on CRD's post'... and there you go, your next sentence was right there.

      And now I do realize we're on the same page. LOL. Very good. I feel more comfortable now.

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  17. That`s a fresh take on the topic this bat. Kudos for creativity!

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  18. Touching story. The narrative could have been better though.

    All the best for BAT 31

    Cheers
    CRD

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