Gaieties and Festivities


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He looked at the sky
The beaming stars
The shining moon
Yet, he knew the night missed something

Diyas lit around
Lights glowing and lightening up the surroundings
Sweets loaded in big boxes hallmarked the ongoing festivity
But he knew none of it was his

He called her up
Nobody picked up that call
‘Must be busy with the preparations’
he thought

He rang him up
But the number was out of reach
‘Must be driving around with Diwali gifts’
he thought

Crashing on his bed
He wondered of hundreds of miles that set his room apart from his home
And of the excitement he had felt of being on his own
And of the relief of owning his own place, finally

But with passage of those brief moments of euphoria
All he is now left with are
Pangs of pain of being alone
Cringing moments of not being with them

‘What all was that independence worth?’
he asked himself
‘I want to go back. Now!’
he decided

While he was packing his bags
Somebody, hundreds of miles apart, had already started
Moments later his doorbell rang
To tell him that not only he but his family, too, was incomplete without him this Diwali.

Happy Diwali to everyone out there!

IF YOU ARE A FIRST-TIME VISITOR OF MY BLOG, DO REFER ‘First-Timers’. IT WOULD HELP YOU IN EXPLORING THE PLACE.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. TechFlax says:

    Beautiful

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thanks, Lilaia, for the reblog. 🙂

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  2. What a touching little piece this was! Beautifully expressed

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      I’m glad you liked it, Pradita!☺️

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      1. Thanks Aditi 🙂 Oh, and congrats on the special mention in the Times Write India contest. Will you be publishing the story?

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        1. Idle Muser says:

          Thanks much, Pradita!😃
          As for publishing it here – I don’t know.😐 Once we submit our stories, it becomes their property, isn’t it?

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          1. I don’t think it’s that way if you’re not in the first three. Did you read that somewhere? That would be like negating your copyright over your own work.

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            1. Idle Muser says:

              Yes. TOI did post a picture days back on Twitter mentioning that participants are not supposed to share their stories. At least that is what I gathered from it. If you can, please check it; and I’ll check again as well.
              Their policies are not really legit.

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              1. Oh! Is it? Could you send me a link? I’ve never participated in thier write India contest so I don’t know.

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                1. Idle Muser says:

                  This was my first time too. I don’t have the link but you can check their twitter account; they had posted a picture.
                  If you still couldn’t find it, let me know.

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                  1. Okie girlie. I will. BTW I think this is a nonsensical rule. An author should never lose copyright over his own work unless he’s under an employment contract. Especially, newbie writers should never have to give up their authorship to their work, because if the publisher is not willing to publish their work on their periodical, then there is no reason for them to hold back your work; afterall you could submit it to some other publisher. This really stinks!

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  3. shewrites170 says:

    Congratulations for being mentioned in write india season 2👏🏻

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much for your wishes! 🙂

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  4. prashantt says:

    Always the best with the pen,no matter whatever be the genre…i hope you enjoyed the festival of lights.Keep writing & stay blessed😇

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      😃Thank you so much, Prashantt!
      I did and I hope you did too.🙂
      Good day!

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  5. ashishkuvvarapu says:

    Well written ..Captures the highs and lows of the festive anticipation yet its worth the pain when you finally meet your loved ones. Kind of sets the tone .. Kudos

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you, Ashish! I am glad you liked it.☺️
      No joy is dearer than the one experienced after being in misery.

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  6. Jayesh Bapu Ahire says:

    It’s just awesome dii. I personally experienced this all this Diwali ! Just loved it❤️❤️

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you, Jayesh!☺️
      It’s all about feeling connected to a write-up, and I am glad you could connect to it. Hope you had a great Diwali.🙂

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