Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ahmed



He didn't know how to read or write, having been devoid of formal education during his formative years; yet, under the shady banyan tree, when the cool breeze flowed across dusky summer farms, people flocked to him.

Ahmed was a brilliant story teller, his words lucid, resonating with a voice so musical that his narrations rhymed with a sweet undertone. Arshad, his cousin, was one of his daily listeners.

Years later, Arshad received numerous accolades for his debut book 'Life-A Collection', the world not knowing that the real brain behind those plots was still weaving tales, somewhere in oblivion.


This 99 word fiction is shared with Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - A.



34 comments:

  1. Looks like Ahmed is participating in A to Z challenge, just like deaf mamma. Visit us at http://sinhasat302.blogspot.in/

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  2. It's so good! A dream for many I know :)

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  3. Very well written! It's really an art to convey a story in as minimum lines as this. Will look forward to more writings! Cheers!

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  4. World is full of many such Arshads.
    Great little story!

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  5. If these get better as you progress, I'll have to kneel on floor as I read, Amrit--bowing to your excellence.
    Agree with Sushree Dash, "It's too good."

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    1. You leave me speechless Steve ... thanks a lot for your kind words :-) Am on cloud 9,10,11 :-D

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  6. Damn!! Like everyone said This was brilliant. There so many Ahmeds alive!

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    1. You are right ... Ahmeds can be seen everywhere :-)

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  7. Very well written, Amrit :). Waiting for your next post!

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  8. The Ahmeds are found everywhere...and sadly, so are the Arshads !

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  9. We all have stories to tell, and there are so many ways to share them with the world. Nice story!

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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  10. I need to take lessons from you. I can't do anything as great in 99 words!

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    1. Am just a beginner Ann. Thanks for liking :-)

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  11. Brilliant as always Amrit!! The real story behind the accolades, nicely done.

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  12. You're an excellent writer, Amrit. You could convey so much in just 99 words. Bravo! :)

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