Sunday, December 11, 2011

One more attempt in fiction


Full of possibilities....
Uncouth

He was literate according to the official statistics because he could write his name in his mother tongue and even in English using Capital letters. This was a thing to be proud of when you know that there are millions around you who used thumb impression wherever their signature was required. And, he took small pride in it. Economically too he had brought his immediate family a few notches higher than the people of his group, sending his three children to school and college, earning and investing in enough so that the children would inherit his legacy in equal proportion without any major disputes. His calculations for life and thereafter would have made any Chartered Accountant unashamedly become his disciple.

4 comments:

Alexis said...

Good one Paresh. I know it is difficult to write shorter short stories. Keep writing...

nilu said...

Great going there paro. I think oyu should keep writing short ones. more precise, powerful words and such...good on you :)

Ash said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi...

Nice piece of writing...powerful enough in its brevity!!

But why UNCOUTH?? Didnt understand that...

Keep writing ...