Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Entry #115

I Was About Half Way Through
by Suren


The voices from below are quite audible. Though backed by different thought processes, the voices tried to convince me to stop moving ahead and come down. Some cited that it is not a normal practice to do things the way I was doing and discourage me, while others sounded caution by detailing the impending perils, if something goes wrong during the pursuit. Amongst these voices, I was able to see those handful of people who were behind me in this act and sporting appreciation in their faces.

This isn't the first time I am hearing such comments. Situations vary but the essence remains the same. Some see me as abnormal, some felt that I do risky things in life, to name a few. May be I am not averse to taking a risk and exploring things.

Suddenly I realized that I lost pace and decided to step up things failing which I risk going back to square one. Moments later I could see the top.

As I approached the top, I could see a host of people standing there and the grim and stern looks on their faces said it all. They also seemed to share the same view about what I had just done but nobody can now discourage me. I recollected how it all started with the challenge of a friend "can you climb to the next floor in a descending escalator?".

18 comments:

laughingwolf said...

love it! ;) lol

suren said...

thanks ;)

September said...

lol ha! I've always wanted to do that. Thanks for letting me read about someone who had the bravery to do it. Good work on story. Entertaining. And, wanting to know what the person was actually doing, I kept reading. You kept my interest.

Lena said...

i actually did it, so i can quite relate :D
well done!

suren said...

@ September ... thanks .. this is my first foray in to proper short story writing and i feel like climbing it more ;)

@ LENA .. thanks ...

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Reminds me of a scene from the movie Jhoom Barabar Jhoom where Abishek challenges Preity to do it :)

Good one!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

LOL! My teenage years revisited! Great job!

suren said...

@Sameera ... thanks..

@ Lawson... thank u... y teenage you can attempt it now as well :)

pjd said...

I double dog dare you!

Prashant Dhanke said...

Nice Playful Take :).

Catvibe said...

Fun and refreshing!

suren said...

@pjd thank you

@ prashant thank you dude..

@ catvibe thanks ma'm

Sarah Hina said...

Wonderful final sentence and concept, Suren. I liked the air of mystery and possible danger, before the fun end. :)

I've always wanted to do this...maybe I will now. ;) Great take!

one more believer said...

lovely to have the will regardless of the tide... renee #45

sawan said...

challenges make our life worth living :)good read!

suren said...

@ Sarah thank you so much ... pls write to about your experience when you try it :)

@ reene .. you bet.. will takes you to places :)

@ sawan ... thank you dude...

Rajesh said...

nice story...
motivative & a good example..

jason evans said...

Thanks for being a wonderful part of the contest!