Monday, 22 September 2014

A Twist In Her Life



She had learning disability & faced rejection from teachers & schools, who claimed that she’s dumb & can never learn.

He came along as a twist in her life, took her under his novel enlightening tutelage & soon knowledge became fun. 

Wheel
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With the wheels of time, she grew from strength to strength, attaining laurels & fame not in her ‘normal’ friends’ fate. 



She thought her teacher will be proud of her achievements; but, when she went to meet him, it was too late…
Sad-Girl
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She was stunned as Alzheimer’s had claimed her intelligent teacher as its latest victim with no recognition…


(100 Words)

Inspired by the Hindi movies- Taare Zameen Par & Black (where the teacher played by Amitabh Bachchan suffers from Alzheimer's)


Linking this Story-Poem with:
Five Sentence Fiction - Wheels
Magpie Tales - Mag#238
Write Tribe- World Alzheimer's Day 2014 - World Alzheimer's Day is on September 21st
WOW- Twist In My Life -This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


42 comments:

  1. Nice ely written with a twist in the end!

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  2. A sad end to what can be a proud moment

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    1. Very true. How happy & proud he'd have been...

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  3. The irony of life brought out beautifully.

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  4. Correct - Irony of life ! Well written Anita :)

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  5. A very interesting argument, poor teacher!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.
      Sad reality.

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  6. So sad , isn't it? I just feel so bad thinking that so many people suffer from it and anyone can fall prey to it

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    1. Yes Naba. Sad for those who fall prey to it along with their friends & family...

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  7. Somber and rather wistful. Well done.

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    1. Truly sad.
      Thanks for your appreciation.

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  8. Good one Anita :) But, felt sad when I read the last line... Taare Zameen Par & Black are my favourite too! TC dear! Keep smiling :) Happy writing!

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    1. Thanks Sindhu! Yes, they are great movies.
      Glad you liked it :) Keep smiling!

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  9. Life has many bitter twists like this. Well written anita :)

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  10. It reminds me of the 'Shor' story , where a father tried very hard to get his son's voice back..& the time son begin to speak , the same time father got deaf due to an accident :(

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    1. Yes, I have watched Shor. Very tragic.
      Thanks for sharing this, Akrati.
      I remembered TZP & Black movies because of the teacher-student connection :)

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  11. This one gave me a mixed feeling of both happiness and sadness. Lovely work!

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    1. Thanks Red! Glad you liked it! :)

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  12. sometimes wait appears to be to late, irony of life totally visible in this post

    Wheel of Life

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    1. Yes, Life shocks! Thanks Cifar :)

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  13. Very well written Anita. I could see the Taare Zameen par but couldn't see Black coming. Keep writing.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Shanx :) The Black theme was owing to the Write Tribe Alzheimer's prompt.
      Actually, I thought of my story based on the prompts & then realized it is similar to TZP & Black :)

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  14. Sad about the teacher but there is encouragement in the student's story.

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    1. Yes, Patricia. The teacher did a wonderful job of enlightening his student's life.

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    1. Life serves us such twists...
      Thanks for reading.

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  16. Touching story Anita....Liked it...:)

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  17. It had an American Indian taste to it. Really like this.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Bekkie!
      Many stories have universal appeal & can fit in the context of many countries in our world...
      Thanks for the appreciation :)

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  18. Ohh that's tragic. It must be heart breaking for her. You expressed it brilliantly.

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    1. Thanks Rajlakhsmi :)
      Yes, heartbreaking. But, her life is set thanks to her teacher...

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