THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA

U. A. Kiran By U. A. Kiran, 22nd Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/21l_wl9e/
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Strolling down the Mahatma Gandhi Road at around ten P.M., I felt I was followed. I turned round and found none. Resuming towards my house, I thought of Shalini who had been the center of attraction at the party I was returning from. Instantly, I heard someone saying ‘Forget her.’

I was followed

Strolling down the Mahatma Gandhi Road at around ten P.M., I felt I was followed. I turned round and found none. Resuming towards my house, I thought of Shalini who had been the center of attraction at the party I was returning from. Instantly, I heard someone saying ‘Forget her.’

Again I turned round and got nobody. I was just dreaming. I decided and continued to walk, after taking the narrow street as far as the trees on either side of it.

A tree showed some movement, or to be more precise, there was some movement in the tree. And I sensed that I was followed. There I veered about, to see there. I could not believe it. I saw a man vanishing behind a tree. He wore nothing more than the clothing that covered from waist to knee. And….And…. I concluded, I saw two horns on his head.

Monkey and the Horned Man

Sensing some movement over my head, on the branches of the trees, I looked up to inquire and was successful in discovering what caused everything to draw my attention. It was only a monkey. Nodding my head in utter surprise that I could waste my valuable time in these trifling things. I paced towards my sweet home, but I heard: WAIT!

Even though I felt it all nonsense, I waited I did not know why. There was my home, only a few meters away but I stood there, waiting, waiting for….

Once again I sighted the man with two horns. I was compelled to run, not into the house, but far away from it and the trees. I was successful in moving away from my house, but not away from the trees. I wanted to dash out of this narrow street to M.G.Road, but I could not get it.

‘You can’t run away like this.’ heard I and I came to a stand, only to spin about and locate that monkey watching me from a distant tree and that the horned man was approaching me.

Not a Man, Not a Demon

The only thing I could do was to divert his attention to the monkey, simply by pointing my index finger violently. I was certain that it was enough to save my life, and was taken aback, when I fathomed that he was not at all interested in the animal and went on advancing towards me.

While endeavouring hard to hasten away, I stumbled to the ground.

‘You can’t run away.’ heard I, this time louder than ever. It seemed to be my end, a very terrible end, reflected I and gave up any more effort to flee, and allowed him to come near me.

‘Don’t be afraid of me.’ said he, ‘I intend no harm.’

‘So you have decided to eat the monkey.’

‘No, I eat no one, and nothing.’

‘Then why are you after me? And this monkey?’ I received no answer.

‘Why are you both after me?’, said I almost shouting.

‘Only I am after you, not it’, said he, suddenly becoming solemn.

‘Why?’, shouted I, abhorring every part of this suspense.

‘Because this monkey is only the beginning of you.’ After a brief pause, he continued, ‘And you are the end of yourself. I am not a man, not a demon, but the God of Death. I have only come to take you.’

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Alpha, Death, Demon, End, God, Monkey, Movement, Omega, Party, Tree, U A Kiran

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author avatar U. A. Kiran
I am U. A. Kiran, born in Kerala, educated in West Bengal employed in Andhra Pradesh and now in Goa.

I am interested in creativity like writing poems, stories, drawing, novelettes/novels, dialogues/dramas, chalk-shaping, making puzzles and formulea....(more)

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
22nd Jul 2012 (#)

Without a start, there can be no finish ... and vice/versa,

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