Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Short Stories - Topic "Thy Exam, Thy Fever"
Author's Note -
Quite a while back, I experimented with writing short fictions based on a same theme. I just wanted to explore the same in a mildly different way- Different faces of the same issue. In this case exams. This being the exam season, hope you guys find my fiction relevant.
Short Fiction 1 - The reason to smile !!
"Whats the big smile for?"
The hall examiner asked as he was collecting the answer sheets.
"I just remembered the answer for a question."
"hmhm... But It's of no use. You just submitted your answer sheet & I am not going to give it back to you...
The Student shrugged.
"Yeah I know - But the irony of it .... I cannot help but smile."
Short Fiction 2 - A season of tears
Suddenly she suffocated.
One silly mistake.
Her centum has been ruined by a single silly mistake.
Far once, she felt helpless.
Tears surged. Her vision blurred. Uncontrollable sobs slowly shook her.
Never once - did she cry foul against the education system, that has made her into the memorizing machine that she has become, nor did she find fault with the monstrous emphasis - that has been laid on the exams.
Piece by piece, she slowly broke down. Alone.
Short Fiction 3 - The single right guess !!
The question paper stared back at him.
He gave out a calm sigh.
At peace. At last.
No surprises there.
Of course he knew- he was going to fail. But then, thats no reason to fret.
After all, he did guessed today's subject right. Didn't he???
PS- Do try out the original experimentation for short fictions of the same Idea at