Candid, not Candied

Monday, 22 June 2009

The wait

She subconsciously peered at the mirror that hung all over the plush, suave, white-dominated office. The A/C rhythmically hummed in the background. She tugged at her chignon deciding that it gave her too much of a corporate woman look. Her shiny copper coloured mane swiftly tumbled down her back. She once again consulted the mirror- her crisp off-white shirt and her knee-length maroon coloured skirt; complimented her skin as well as her hair colour.She was finally content.

She clutched at her leather portfolio while her lustrous eyes sought the digital clock silently gulping each minute. She'd been waiting for over two hours now. Biting nails is a dead give-away that you are nervous - she scolded herself grimly. She closed her eyes and lived her dream once again... of being on the top of the world... of reaching dizzying heights... of fame, fortune and goodwill.

'Miss, you are next' came a pleasant music-like instruction. After all it marked the end of her unending wait.

Once in, within 15 minutes, she was convinced that her step had faltered somewhere... that she wasn't going to make it where she wanted to reach... that her dream was but another dream... when the voice in front of her boomed "But, of course... each one makes many compromises during their course of life- whether they like it or not"

And she knew - her wait had just begun!


  1. Thats a great piece!! Loved the style and the description is so vivid! Great going!!

  2. bherry niice! :)
    as a friend's gtalk mesg said "human lives can be summed up in two words: wait and hope"

  3. Very nicely written. I was under the impression that this was your emotions while attending an interview when I noticed the label "Fiction". Good one!

  4. OMG PP! some writer's streak u got in u eh? tht was incredible!

    and ur comment on my blog introduced me to a new you, u know? just the way u said the same to me a while ago... dont ask me how n why, but it did.

  5. Sujata: :) Thank you very much! I breathed a sigh of relief as soon as I saw your comment. hehehe... experiment successful hua.

    Rayshma: :) tenkyoo!

    Nona: you know I penned this down just half an hour before I was scheduled for an interview. so the nervousness, anxiety etc is what I share with this girl ... but the ending is definitely twisted. :) Thnx for dropping by!

    Jinu: Thx Jinu! you've allays been very encouraging.

    Dev: Thnx! :) Glad you liked it!

  6. Intriguing! I loved the details.

  7. that was well written.. loved the detailed description

    keep up the good work :-)

  8. Suchitraji: Thank you very much!

    Amal: Thanks a lot for the encouragement! :)

  9. I Laike!
    R.E.S.P.E.C.T! \m/

  10. i likes...the writing style is vary good...

  11. Mithun da: you likes? aww...denkyew!

  12. who's the gal ???? *raises eyebrows*

  13. Ajan: The gal could be anyone, u'know? I left it to the readers' imaginations. so you cannot ask me. :P


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