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C.A.tch-22

Please answer this simple question before you start reading this –
Expand C.A.
Well, you have options to choose from:
A. California
B. Cricket Australia
C. Captain America
D. Chartered Accountancy
The following might seem highly vague and wtf’ish if your answer to the above was A,B or C. If your answer was D, there is no guarantee, but just a slight chance that you might understand this, unless of course, you were one of them dummies.;) The different colours are just a ploy to distinguish the speaker.

<Scene 1. Jumbo and Co., Chartered Accountants>
“Hey Ravi! Did you speak to Sir about the leave?”

“No, Midhun. Was waiting for you. Do you think we will get three months leave for PCC?”
“I wish I could say yes, but sadly, I’m not the partner, nor his son. Hee hee. Let’s just hope for the best. You ask Sir about the leave first.”
“Oh, whatanideasirji! Shut up. Ravi, you ask him. Sir was impressed with you over the presentation the other day too, you know. That could have an impact.”
“Could Ravi, could. Could does not equal will. And so, sorry to disappoint, I am not ready to be the scapegoat. Why don’t you take the honor?”
“Oh, spoilsport. Listen. This isn’t gonna work. We both go in together, ask and clear it out. Ok?”
“Fine. All the best to us. Fingers crossed.”

<Scene Two. Sir’s Cabin.>
“Sir..?”
“Yes.. Oh, hi, guys. What’s this double power. Some Gherao? Please. Spare me. Hah hah.”
“Er, No sir, actually, we have our exams in November.”
“Oh yeah. Good. Hmmm.. You know, when I was writing my Inter, that is, decades back, …”
<Fifteen minutes later>
“… ahhh.. that was long back.
You guys are lucky, exams are much easier these days.  Anyway, what’s the status of the report I gave you, Ravi? Oh, Midhun, you are free? We have an audit to start. Why don’t you start the assignment tomorrow?”
“Errrr. Okay sir..! :-o”

<One week later.>
<Scene Three. Jumbo and Co.>

“Sir..?”
“Yes.. Hello, guys. Tell me. The report ready?”
“Sir, actually, regarding our exam, can we start our study leave from August?”
“What! August? Thats three months? Long time. Believe me, you just need two months for Inter. Anyway, how prepared are each of you? Let me see. Midhun, what does Section 43B of the Income Tax Act say?”
“Er, sir.. That..”
“Hmm.  So you don’t even know that. Tell me, what does AS-19 deal with?”
“A….S….19….”
“Oh my God. And you are supposed to write Inter in a few months. And this is your preparation? No way. You forget this exam, start preparing seriously from today, and write the next exam coming up in May. Ravi, You tell me the answer.”
“Sir, 43B deals with the Deductions on Actual Payment and AS-19 is Leases.”
“Oh, good, that’s right. So you have prepared well already. Why do you need three months then? You can do it with two months of leave, I’m sure. So that solves it. Guys, if you don’t mind, I have a seminar to attend. See you people tomorrow. And don’t forget about the report, ok?”
“……………..”
“……………..”

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Take Care

Try, baby try
To trust in my love again.
I will be there, I will be there.
Love, your love
Just shouldn’t be thrown away.
If we’d go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love

Dear ………….,

Hope this finds you in good spirits, and in a good mood, so you won’t crumple this up as soon as you see my name. Twelve calls and you didn’t pick up even once. Okay, it’s all my fault. My ignorance, my foolishness, my supreme bloated ego.

I realise I might have apperared irritating to you, recently. Okay, a lot irritating. I wouldn’t blame you. I admit, you were right to feel so. Its just because I wanted you all to myself.  I couldn’t stand you drifting away from me. You couldn’t realise that? You could’ve reacted differently to my actions. You could have tried to change yourself, instead of asking me to change and wanting me to be the same old person that I used to be.

Maybe I wasn’t being too open with what I wanted. But you could have tried. At least tried, to decipher what I was trying to imply, why I was breaking down, why I was changing more and more with each passing day, from the guy I used to be.

Ok, in the end, I don’t blame you. It’s all been my fault. My expectations from you were just different from yours. And I’m sure I will move on in life, someday, like you have already. And I wonder how I would think about this at that stage.

Remember the first day we actually met? I never used to believe in co-incidences till that day. Hmm, what a day! Its still fresh in my memory and I’m sure it was one of the best days of my whole life.

I know its all too late to be reflecting upon it now. It is not my intention that you should read this and come running back to me, hug and cry and forget all that has happened between us. I just wanted to convey this out to you, to let know what I feel. And to give you one last memoir of me that you can look at, when you ever, if ever do happen to think of me. I’m quite positive you might have already cleared all traces of me from your life, and I have no reason to believe this wouldn’t go straight onto your waste bin. But still, I just wanted to do this.

Thanks for taking your time reading this. Just want to let you know that I would always be there for you. Have an awesome life, wherever and however you are. Take care.

If we’d go again
All the way from the start
I would try to change
The things that killed our love
Yes, Ive hurt your pride, and I know
What you’ve been through
You should give me a chance
This cant be the end
Im still loving you

__________________________________________________________

No, I’m not suffering from any sorta breakdown. Just plain Fiction.

Afterglow

The walk on the railway tracks,
By the river as our laughter cracks..

As the sun dips into the waters,
During the dusky hours..

Dark waters flow by,
Under the moon we lie..

A word or two, but often silence talks,
Barefoot on little pieces of rocks..

As the evening clouds turn red,
A lone bird flies with a crumb of bread..

Two pairs of eyes smile,
Two hands held, for miles..

Some leisure hours by the bustle of the day,
Some evenings Some moonlit skies..

A smile with a thought,
In one corner lies..