Sunday, December 30, 2012

OPEN EYED BOY

Micro story

Sushil was called an  open eyed boy for  he was born with his eyes open and that not to be closed ever in his life making true of a fortuneteller of the native village that was to be earmarked for out of reach of the boy as no open eyed boy used to stay at  a place for long.  Since his birth he had been so true to his God given insignia for discomforts of many including  parents' bed time embarrassments and that of teachers in classes of dozing students.

The ever opened eyes in youth  helped Sushil immensely to look ahead for a parchment written with golden Gothic capital letters for the wonder of natives and later to be declared as born genius endowed with the open eyes  for the  bunch of blinds who periodically rejoice their inherent quality of discovery  even with their utter blindness, for they themselves had chosen to  night watchings as soon as they knew all the works were to be done in night for the success of the legal as well as illegal stake holders.

Stake holders turned visibly humble in turn for showing their ingenuity  with deception for utter discomfort to Sushil as all of them by the time have known not only the dimension of his  eyes aperture but also thickness of his  eye-glass frame  and more how the shade of the frame camouflage the eyes confusing all others to open eyed.  

Sushil had no go then accepting himself with the unholy agreement except at few times feeling the chilled darkness in his eye balls. While rubbing his eyes from the balcony few managed snaps at the height of  audacity and discomfort of stake holders and worst, they even discovered  his eye-sockets closed for ever but felt horrified to show that to others.  Still all for believing good , together decided to add  one more parchment with desi golden letters 'The Open Eyed Boy' in exchange of a tickle to Sushil as by that time he had forgotten what a tickling was .


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

sir, bahut bhala lagila...positively inspiring achhi

A B Sagar said...

sounds like he is a good boy ...

VANI VATHSALA Atluri said...

Sir, Narration is too good. I felt the story would be more inspiring if it had a happy ending for the open eyed blind boy.

A B Sagar said...

if you understood the story correctly and all the symbolism, could you please throw some light on also ? we are still struggling to arrive at the perfect interpretation...

Anonymous said...

I read your story. It is a good one and quite sharp.

Apa

Anonymous said...

Reminds me about the boy whom i met while traveling to Hyderabad..

Regards
GSR

Hrushikesha Mohanty said...

dear GSR

Nice to know you have met such a boy. I'm not sure of meeting such a boy anywhere except in my story.

Thanks for your time to comment.

best
hm