Monday, 21 October 2013

My Last Day


I tried to tune in to the All-India-Radio in the dark room where I was locked. The Tea-boy had smuggled it for me. 

I heard the breaking-news:
“Government agrees to free the terrorist, Gul Khan, in exchange for Dr.Sabat.” 

“What? That wanted criminal will be released just so that I can be saved? Not fair!” 

I was alarmed and felt terribly miserable. Earlier, I had read about how dozens of soldiers had sacrificed their lives in nabbing Gul Khan. I remembered their kids’ faces… I plotted my daring escape from the terrorists!

I knew it was my last day there...


This is a story for the 100 Words on Saturday that’s up every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe
 (Introduced in February 2013 on Everyday Gyaan – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay.)

30 comments:

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    1. Yes, Alok! Sweet as hopefully the heroine saves herself!

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  2. good one Anita. No terrorist should be released in exchange for kidnap demands.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana.
      I agree. It pains me a lot to see all the efforts in nabbing criminals literally going waste when they are released to meet demands...

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    1. Not so after the heroic escape & freedom from the terrorists, Vidya! :)

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  4. it is a good practice of writing 100 words on Saturday. How does it help you?

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    1. Thanks Pankaj! This is my first attempt & entry for Write Tribe. I loved it! Helps creativity! :)

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    1. Thank you for reading and for sharing your view! :)

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you so much for the encouragement!

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  7. good one!
    Poor Dr. Sabat! how guilty he must be feeling!! :-/

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    1. Thanks!
      Yes, the protagonist doesn't want to be saved as an exhange-offer...Thus, the planning for escape...

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  8. OOoo Nice! It would be cool if you could write another story about his escape. Loved the ending. ♥

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    1. That's a great idea, Kathy! Thanks! Yes, 'what happens next' can form the plot of another story. But, it'll be tougher than smuggling a Radio! :)
      Delighted you liked the ending! Even I love happy endings!

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  9. Brilliant post, a different take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks Sulekkha! Glad you liked my story! :)

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  10. great idea for the prompt..do complete it some day..it would make a great read.

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation and encouragement! :)
      Yes, Will try to have a Part-2 linking it to another prompt! Even I am curious to know what happens next! :)

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    2. Thanks a lot for stopping by! Appreciate your appreciation! :)

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  11. That's what I call, brain storming post. Superb, Anita::)

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    1. Thank you so much, Vishal! Glad you liked it! Do drop often for more of such! :)

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  12. Very brave of Dr Sabat!! And a wonderful story in 100 words!

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    1. Yes indeed! Dr Sabat wants to flee- no exchange-offer please.
      Thanks Shilpa! Delighted that you liked it! :)

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