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A Usual Evening Walk
It's a mystery story about a middle aged indian man.I can't write more because that will ruin the whole suspense.
[569 words]
Simi Purkar
Hello Sir,
I'm Simi. I'm 18 years old. This is my own story. I am an Indian and I stay in Andhra Pradesh.

[August 2002]
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A Usual Evening Walk
Simi Purkar

I was coming back from my evening walk. For the last 40 years
it had been my daily routine. . I was very much familiar to the route
and for that matter my entire village.

I walked past Lord Balaji's temple gates. Then I took a
diversion to our lane. I saw Krishna Murthy, my colleague and his wife.
His wife had tears in her eyes. Their son Venkat was going abroad for
higher studies. He was 20 years old and I had seen him grow. From the
time he was born I saw him grow inch by inch. He was leaving now and I
felt like wishing him Good luck, but I knew he wouldn't respond. Anyway
my blessings are always with him, I thought. As I walked past them I saw
a religious ceremony being performed by a couple. I had never seen them
in the village earlier. I went into the house. I came to know that they
had bought Sita Ramaiah's house and were performing the House-Warming
function. They have changed the outlook of the house, it is looking so
different, I said to myself. I came out of the house and started walking
still further .My steps were becoming bigger and bigger and I found
myself almost running. I could see the gate of my house and even the big
lock on the gate. Still, believing that my eyes were deceiving me I
walked towards it. Now the lock was even more clearly visible. I stopped
and turned around. I couldn't hide back my tears. I cried out aloud but
nobody heard me.

* * *

I was returning from my evening walk. I walked past Lord
Balaji's temple gates. Then I took a diversion to our lane. I saw a
rather young Krishna Murthy giving away sweets to the entire lane. His
wife was standing near their doorstep carrying a very small and cute
baby boy. Sita Ramaiah and his wife, Diwakar garu and his wife all were
there looking at the boy fondly calling him Venkat Venkat. He was only 4
days old then. Oh! How small he was. I blessed the child wholeheartedly.
Then I started walking towards my home. I could see some function at my
house. I wondered what it was. On reaching the gates I was surprised to
see my daughter clad in a beautiful maroon sari with zari. She looked
like Goddess Lakhmi. I heard two guests speaking that my daughter was
very lucky to have got a very good husband. I also came to know that he
was a reputed doctor in New York. I peeped into my house. My wife was
crying profusely. My elder son was consoling her. I couldn't stay there
any longer. I rushed out of the house. That was the last time I saw her.
I didn't return for three days. On the fourth day, however, I couldn't
stay back. I felt an urgent need to see my wife. When I reached my
house, there was nobody there. I heard the neighbours say that my
son-in-law was my son's close friend and both of them were colleagues.
So all four of them had gone to Chennai to get their Visa confirmed.

* * *

That was 20 years ago. Since that day I come to my house
everyday with a new hope that my wife would be back.

Well, there was nothing I could do now. So I went back to
the place I lived or rather call it where I stayed. I stepped into my
grave and lay there still trying not to disturb the stillness of the



"Very well written, interesting aswell. Its a shame you cannot write some more." -- Xzar.
"I think you should write more.. that was really awesome!!" -- Lord Voldemort.


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