Smell or the lack of!!

Shona.UN By Shona.UN, 10th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This story is too short to be summarized. Please read and comment whether you liked it.

The Sense of Smell

Kesav and Vasu were two first year students in BSc. Chemistry. They were staying with their parents in Madurai-the temple town. Luckily or unluckily, they could do their college as a day scholar, from home.

That day they were working in a hurry in chemistry lab. They had to complete two assignments.

Then the explosion happened. As they did not get result for long time, Kesav had poured more chemical. There was a "Dub" sound and some smoke. They coughed for sometime, wrote the result and started walking towards home.

They had to cross a lorry carrying rubbish, the area was stinking horribly. Kesav covered his nose and looked at Vasu. He was thinking something deeply. Kesav said, "This place is smelling horrible." Vasu looked at him with shock and said in a weeping tone, " I am not able to smell anything, I think some thing is wrong after that accident in lab." He said he couldn't smell flowers when they crossed the temple.

They walked to home with fear. When they reached Vasu's home, he said, "Better we don't tell my parents, they will go mad with fear." Kesav bid good bye sadly. He felt really bad for pouring more chemical causing the glass tube to burst.

Next day, Vasu didn't come to college.

When Kesav called him, he said, " I am not able to smell anything, otherwise there is no problem." When Kesav asked, "Shall we visit a doctor?" Vasu said, "Let's wait for some days, guess it should be okay." and he thought to himself with a smile, 'What a beautiful lie to escape returning the money I borrowed from Kesav.'


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I am an MBA and have worked as manager in banking operations. I have a great interest in creative writing, poems especially.

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