Evening at Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, May 2015
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

201. Light

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“You know the code?” asked the chief.
He nodded.
“Repeat the code”, the next guy spoke in a low voice.

“Sir, one light: “stay where you are”, two lights: “move forward safely” and three lights:  “move back”.
The chief laughed like Gabbar Singh!

The young man had a question, but sensing the antagonism he kept quiet.

They started towards the forest.
“What if there is no light?” he asked slowly.
“There will be no light today. That will end the darkness” an old man uttered smilingly.  


He realized that they had a plan to surrender the chief to the authorities.

(*This is a Drabble)
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21 comments:

  1. A good story. A little confusing though, for me.

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    1. Yes, it is little confusing, I agree!

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  2. "There will be no light today. That will end the darkness”...
    The highlight of this piece !!
    Good one, aativas.

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  3. Exceptional application of the prompt!!!Exceptional writing as well!!

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  4. A good twist in the end. Nice work

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  5. Well, i am little caught who is who in this! so much for it being a drabble perhaps! :) a good concept though

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    1. Yes Akila, I realize that using drabble to write this story has its limitations. The story needs more space.

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  6. nice one! making the poor boy memorise all that code when all he wants to do is surrender!

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    1. the little princes, I guess there is some confusion. The young man is not aware of the plan of surrender - at least that is what I intended. I guess this story is little confusing :-)

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    1. Simran, I agree. I should not have used Drabble for this story!

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  8. to keep it a Drabble,you have compromised with the plot of this story,

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    1. Yes, I realized it later .. this plot needs full story!

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  9. I think there was confusion because an adjective for chief is needed. Chief of dacoits etc. In the end it gets clear. Nice. I like it.

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    1. That is a good suggestion Megha. Thanks.

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  10. थोड़ी पेचीदा पर अच्छी रचना

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  11. http://sameoldnewstuff.blogspot.in/2013/12/guess-who-came-along-liebsterrrrr-yayyyy.html - a lil surprise for you

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