Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Bholu



They said name wouldn't matter. He didn't mind either.

A circus clown he was. People called him Bholu. "It suits you best," his manager told him once, "Why do you need your real name when Bholu is all set to make you special?"

People laughed when he fell from great heights. They guffawed when he slipped and hurt his back. They mocked at him, and teased at him when he enacted stupidity.

What was his real name? He couldn't remember now.

As he turned old, a new 'Bholu' replaced him. 

They said name wouldn't matter. He didn't mind either.


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



32 comments:

  1. The society is cruel with these people who make us laugh !!! Superb Amrit :)

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  2. Ahmed to Bholu, i am stalking ;) #atozchallenge

    B for Baby By the Way - Blush Blush !
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  3. reality can be really cruel, the sorrow behind the smiling clown face...Loved the contrast Amrit!!

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  4. I live. I do my best. I turn old. I die. And I really don't mind either.
    Amrit, I enjoyed this trip to the circus. Thank you.
    "Where are the clowns?
    Bring In The Clowns..."

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    1. Ha ha ...I loved circus when I was kid :)

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  5. The name says it all, speaks of his innocence. Nicely done!

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  6. Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  7. A chain of circumstances changes you.
    good post!

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  8. So sad...sometimes we are so mean as a society no?

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    1. Yes, that's how the society is :-)

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  9. 99 Word fiction is such an awesome idea. And i loved this piece. It was sad, but wonderful. Great post. Happy A to Z.

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  10. I can relate ... making peope smile is my specialty ... when inside I'm crying ... a lot ...

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    1. Your strength is motivation to all :-)

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  11. Awesome one ...few lines with a significant message....

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