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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Live Life Mike Size: Part Three



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He runs towards the washroom, takes shower, gets ready and thinks no time for breakfast, leaves for office. He rides his blue avenger and drives away.

Scene#12(Traffic signal, all that noise and hustle-bustle): “Ah.. this damn traffic!”- Mike grumbles. (Thinks: “don’t worry Phil.. Oops! Philip, I am coming straight to your cabin”). “He removes his cuffs slowly and checks time on his wrist watch, its 9:26 a.m. oh.. crap!” -Not again!! Thinks and murmurs- “Philip: Do me a favour; kick me.. am late again.”

Scene#13(Mike’s Office, camera pans over the company logo). Mike signs the employee attendance register along with a late comer register, “damn these formalities- he grumbles”. Its 9:37 a.m., he enters his department, checking time on his watch. He finds Jane coming towards him.
Mike: Hi!
Jane: “Do hell with Hi. Where the hell were you?” (folding and crossing her arms and blocking Mike’s way).
Mike: “I.. Um..”
Jane: (Interrupting) “Flush your phone; you idiot. Why were you not picking my call?”
Mike: (Puts his right hand in his pocket and checks his mobile, 4 missed calls by Jane) Um..! I.. I was driving. Yes (in his attempt to answer her).
Jane: “Oh.. as if you don’t pick calls while driving?” (Raising her eyebrows in investigation).
Mike: I didn’t know when you called, my phone was on silent. (pause) sorry!
Jane: I was worried.., yesterday only Phil.. “what am I saying?” (snarls). Yesterday only Philip rewarded you for being late and for.. (pause) you know what. I think that wasn’t enough for you, right?
Mike: (Smiles: thinks, yes! She was worried about me.. oh Jane you donno how great it feels now to come late.)
Jane: Have you lost it? You are late again, your incentives are gone, and you are smiling. You are sick! (attempts to leave)
Mike: “Jane.. I can explain”. (Don’t make me walk after you, ‘cause you know I will –he thinks).
Jane: (Moves as she finds Philip coming) Explain to him. (pointing her thumb towards Philip and raising her eyebrows as a symbol to taunt) Good luck!
Philip: “Oh.. Mike! You never fail to surprise me”. Good going!
Mike: (Gulps his breath) Am sorry.. I am late again.
Philip: You should be.. and I am not gonna call you in my cabin. (finishes his sentence before Mike says anything). Go..work, there is lot of work today.
Mike: Yea.. (moves towards his cubicle).

Turns on his laptop. Logs in his employee account and starts working. He now feels butterflies when he goes into the flashback 10 minutes back and reminds Jane’s words: “I was worried”.. and now these three words are gonna play on loop in his mind all day long.

He logs in employee chat account (which is to communicate for official purpose only). He moves his cursor to ping Jane (thinks: c’mon man you are not on facebook, okay let her ping first).

Its 10:49 a.m. “Mike is working and still waiting for Jane to ping first. His one eye is on chat box”. Meg (Mike’s colleague who is always in competition with Jane and always irritates Mike, Jane links  Mike with Meg and teases him saying M2 -Mike & Meg and Mike hates this) comes around Mike’s cubicle.

Meg: Hey Mike!
Mike: Hi! (focusing his eyes to screen)
Meg: “You are busy; I guess”.
Mike: Um.. yes, but temme how can I help you?
Meg: Um.. actually, can drop me today evening at my place? (if your bike is free, she inquires) ‘cause I lost my scooty’s key somewhere here in office.
Mike: (feels like killing himself) Oh.. Okay, I have work today.. if I’ll leave soon then.. fine.
Meg: Oh great.. I can wait.
Mike: Fakes a smile.
Meg: Thanks (leaves)
Mike: Shit!
Jane: (Pings) “Ahem..! Ahem..!”
Mike: (Jumps, yes she pinged) What??
Jane: Enjoy your evening with “Meg”. (teasing)
Mike: “Please! Before that, shoot me. Lol!”
Jane: “Oh.. c’mon! She is not that bad. Enjoy!”
Mike: “Really?”
Jane: “Yeah.. try! Bow Chicka Wow Wow!!”
Mike: “Shucks!”
Jane: Okay, back to work.. see you in lunch.
Mike: Fine!

Its 12:37 p.m., both Mike and Jane get back to work. Mike thinks today I must ask Phil for leaves regarding practice and gets busy with work. Now its 1:34 p.m., lunch time. Mike logs out employee account and turns off his laptop and leaves to call Jane for lunch.

Mike: Jane..! c’mon.. lets go for lunch.
Jane: Aha.. copying me? Not bad. (Grins, shows two fingers -as a symbol of saying: gimme two minutes).
Mike: Okay!
Jane: Yea.. am done, lets go.

Scene#14(Office Cafeteria): They decide to sit around that corner table.
Mike: (Starts the convo) Jane, how to ask Phil-ip (improving) for leaves? ..And that too after all that happened yesterday.
Jane: Yea.. but still you haven’t started improving. See.. today you were late again.
Mike: Yea.. I know.
Jane: Oh great, you know this. What the hell you were doing yesterday? Look at your eyes- red and puffy? You were drunk?
Mike: No.. no.. no..!
Jane: Then??
Mike: I.. Um.. I..
Jane: I what?
Mike: I was practicing for “Rhythms”, yes.. !!
Jane: Really?? Okay! You must talk to Philip for this.
Mike: Hmm.. I know, and I know he won’t be permitting me for leave for a week.
Jane: Try atleast. (Leaning towards him and moving her hands, as she tries to explain him).
Mike: Okay! After lunch I will.
Jane: Good.. Do what you think is right.. And this time be serious.
Mike: Yes!
Jane: Don’t worry. He will give you permission for leaves. He is a nice person.
Mike: “I don’t think so.”
Jane: “What you don’t think so? He will give you leaves or he is a nice person?”
Mike: “Both”.
Jane: “Huh!”
Mike: “What makes you think; he is a nice person?”
Jane: “I donno, I just think so”.
Mike: “What do you think, what kinda person I am?”
Jane: “You?? (raising her eyebrows as if she is taunting) Um.. you are stupid” (teasing).
Mike: “Ah.. that I know, Mike and stupidity comes together”. (Chuckles)
Jane: (Smiles)
Mike: “No, temme.. what you think I am?”
Jane: “Um.. You are are stupid, careless, dumbo..”
Mike: “Aww.. (you are smothering me- he whispers to himself)”.
Jane: (Wait lemme complete) “..still a very good friend of mine”.
Mike: (Nods his head in acceptance, smiles).
Jane: “Now its your turn, what you think I am?”
Mike: (His heart orders him: Go man!) “You.. Um.. you are a great chum of mine, I never wanna lose”.
Jane: “Oh..! (wondering, staring at him)”.
Mike: (Thinks- don’t wonder, there is something else more than this to wonder for and stares her back).
Jane: Okay.. (turns off her eyes).
Mike: (Turning his eyes off) and..??
Jane: “And.. We should leave, its 2:27 p.m. (chuckles) and ask Philip now”.
Mike: “Yea, sure. (Both leave for their respective cubicles)”.
Jane: (Turns back) “Mike..! All the best”.
Mike: (Turns back.. faster than his reflex action) “Thanks!”

Scene#15(Philip’s cabin): Philip busy with his work. (Knock! Knock!)
Philip: Come in.
Mike: (Enters)
Philip: (Drops pen) Oh.. look who is here?
Mike: (Walks towards Philip’s table).
Philip: Sit, Mike.
Mike: (Adjusts himself on a chair).
Philip: Yea.. Mike, temme.
Mike: Phil-ip (improving) I want leave for a week.
Philip: Good to see you improving to call me Philip, but that is not enough to convince me for leaves.
Mike: “I never ask for leaves, Philip”. This time I really need it.
Philip: “For what?”
Mike: I have to practice for my band performance next month. Hardly 12 days are left.
Philip: That’s not my problem.
Mike: I know, but.. I am asking for leave for 7 days. After leaves, I am ready to work on Saturdays and Sundays. I’ll try my best to complete targets. But now I need 7 days off.
Philip: Mike, I can’t give you permission to take leave for seven days. These days there is lot of work. C’mon you know how things are.. You are intelligent enough to get this.
Mike: Please..! (trying his best to convince Philip).
Philip: My decision is no.. you can leave now, and get back to work.
Mike: (Recalls words of Jane: do what you think is right) Sorry, I can’t. I would like to leave this job.
Philip: (Wondering, pouting out his lips) Well in that case, you have to serve this company for a month, remember?
Mike: (Bangs on his table, leaves Philip’s cabin and slams the door).

Mike returns to his cubicle, he packs his bag and leaves. Jane follows him.
Jane: Mike..! Mike..! What happened? What’s wrong?
Mike: I left this job.. and this time I am not kdding.
Jane: That I can see.. are you outta your mind?
Mike: No.. now I came to know what I have to do.
Jane: Don’t be so impulsive. Think Mike.
Mike: Jane, I have made my decision and am not gonna change it.
Jane: Still you have to serve this company for a month, right?
Mike: Right, but am not gonna do that. I donno what will it bring for me. I don’t wanna leave this company, but for this company I can’t leave my band.
Jane: So you ain’t gonna come from tomorrow.
Mike: Yea.. I won’t. I’ll miss you, I mean I’ll miss this company (improvises). Bye.
Jane: Stay in touch. Bye.
Mike: Yea.. (leaves)

Scene#15(Empty Streets outside his office, Its 3:36 p.m.): Mike is driving, thinking did he made a right decision? Whatever, its over. Move on man. –He whispers. Gazes the sun shining down on him. He feels, I must be happy I am out of a place where I was hired as robot. I must be happy, I am gonna be with my band- my dream, I must be happy I need not to wake up early and rush towards office. What about Jane? How will I meet her? –A fleeting thought made him numb. (Shrugs)

Scene#16(His room): He reaches, switches on the light and fan. Takes a deep breath and accepts whatever happened. He takes a shower and now he is out for haircut. (He believes: in sad times one should go for haircut, it makes feel better). He now enters a tattoo shop. He wants a J tattooed next to M on the left of his neck (I think I need not to explain why he wants J tattooed next to M).
 
Its 7:30 p.m. and Mike goes to meet his band members. He tells everything to them, yes about Jane also. He tells him that he is composing lyrics and rhythm for a song called: “Favorite Mistake”. They figure out, the inspiration for this song is Jane. They decide they will work for this from tomorrow and they will win this competition.

Mike, returns his room. Its 8:11 p.m. He plays “The Beatles- No Reply”. Jane calling, he sets the volume on mute and attends her call.
Jane: Hey!
Mike: Hi Jane! How are you?
Jane: A.. a.. wrong question. This should me my question.
Mike: Okay.. am fine!
Jane: Really?
Mike: Of course.
Jane: Okay.. I wanna see, how okay you are.
Mike: Okay, where can you meet me? I mean where I have to come?
Jane: Have a look outside your window.
Mike: (Runs and finds Jane standing, Goes out and calls her in.) You are here? Nice surprise. Come on in.
Jane: Oh.. so this is your room. (Looking aroung)
Mike: Yeah.. (Looking at her).
Jane: Hey you had a haircut? And a tattoo??
Mike: Yeah!
Jane: What is this J for?
Mike: Um.. its.. its for MJ.. I mean Michael Jackson. I am a huge fan of him (he improvises).
Jane: Oh.. But earlier it was M only. M for Mike only, right?
Mike: No M for music. Now its Michael Jackson. (Thinks God, she is a good observer, how to explain her M for mike and J for Jane?)
Jane: So messed up table. So many papers? What’s that?
Mike: Ah.. those are lyrics I am preparing for competition.
Jane: Cool!, Lemme see.
Mike: (Runs and stands in front of the table to hide the lyrics he has written for her).
Jane: “Oh.. what’s fishy?”
Mike: “Nothing”. (Takes away those papers)
Jane: “You are bad at lying. C’mon.. I am your friend, I can see.”
Mike: “It’s a surprise. You have to come to see my performance”.
Jane: “Um.. I..”
Mike: “If ever you considered me as your friend even for a while, you will come”.
Jane: Oh.. you first gimme those lyrics. “Okay, If ever you considered me as your friend, prove it”.
Mike: That’s cheating.
Jane: Really? Prove it.
Mike: Everything doesn’t have proof.
Jane: Its does. (They start debating no.. yes.. no.. yes..)
Mike: Okay.. lets have coffee. I can bet I can make better coffee than you do.
Jane: Ah.. really?
Mike: Wanna try? What kinda coffee you like?
Jane: Okay.. More coffee, less sugar.
Mike: I too like more coffee and less sugar, I add coffee till I can smell the rich aroma of coffee and it pinches the throat. Ah..!
Jane: Hmm..
Mike: (Prepares coffee, gives a mug to her) Your coffee.
Jane: You okay Mike?
Mike: Yea.. Jane. Don’t talk about office, it will spoil my mood.
Jane: Nice! (taking a sip of coffee)
Mike: Temme something I donno.
Jane: Confidence is good thing. (both chuckles)
Mike: So you are coming to see my performance?
Jane: Um.. Okay! I wanna see you perform. Oh.. its 8:47 p.m. I have to go.
I am late, shit!
Mike: Wait I’ll drop you.
Jane: Thanks, I can go.. and by the way that’s Meg’s place. (teasing)
Mike: Do me favour and kill me. Meg? Never! Today, I left or I have to drop her.
Jane: (laughs)
Mike: Come lets go..
Jane: No.. Thanks.. I..
Mike: Come, sit.
Jane: (thinks: no option, sits at the back of his bike)
Mike: (feels like he is on cloud 9) I never wanted to leave my job but, things changed and I left. But I don’t regret my decision.
Jane: Mike! Slow down.. am afraid of speed.
Mike: Sorry!
Jane: Mike don’t talk, shut up and drive. Am scared.
Mike: (Hold me –he whispers) (chuckles)
Jane: What, why are you laughing?
Mike: If I’ll answer you then you’ll say don’t talk.
Jane: (Smiles, pause) I wonder how people can be so passionate about something that they can leave their job?
Mike: (Shrugs)
Jane: Yea.. Yea.. Stop! stop! stop!
Mike: Okay!
Jane: Thanks, bye. (leaves)
Mike: Bye. (returns back to his room)

Mike plops himself on bed, its 9:38 p.m.. He thinks about all the episodes of Jane.
He feels hungry, looks for something to eat. He prepares some noodles and eats.
He is lying on bed now, thinking so today’s day is over, I am left with 11 days for practice. He takes out his guitar and tries for different rhythms.

Its 4:43 a.m. still Mike is on.. trying to compose rhythms for “Favorite Mistake”.
Now he is tired enough to sleep. He goes to sleep with the flashback of all the time he had with Jane.

He gets busy with his practice with his band Euterpe. 10 days later: Tomorrow is his competition. Mike is going to perform as lead vocalist for the first time and he will be playing guitarist as well, for the song “Favorite Mistake” he has composed for Jane. His band members have advised him to dedicate his song to Jane on stage and propose her live. He is agreed to do this. So tomorrow he is gonna propose Jane. He calls Jane to check whether she is coming?

Mike: Hey!
Jane: Hi Mike, how is your practice going?
Mike: Its going good.
Jane: Okay. All the best.
Mike: You are coming tomorrow, right?
Jane: Yea.. I’ll try to leave office soon.
Mike: Okay, bye. (feels butterflies, what if she won’t come?)

Scene#17(Performance day, its 4:00 p.m. Camera pans over audience, bands, and panel of judges. Stage is all set to start performance, Euterpe- Mike’s band is on 4th number to perform): Competition starts, Mike still looking for Jane. He calls Jane.
Mike: Hi, where are you.
Jane: I am just leaving now, your Philip “Bastard” Watson was not allowing me to leave. Now he agreed. Gimme 30 minutes I am reaching. Sorry..  I am already late.
Mike: Its okay, come fast. My performance is on number 4.
Jane: Okay bye.

Now its time for second performance.. Mike feeling butterflies, it is gonna be  the biggest event of his life. His band members are encouraging him.. C’mon man, we’ll rock.. Lets do it!

Now its turn for third performance.. Mike waiting for Jane.. Jane calling.
Jane: Hi Mike! Sorry to disturb you, I have reached.
Mike: (Moves out from backstage and looks for her.)
Jane: (Says I am in purple dress center third last row).
Mike: Tries to find her.
Jane: (Waves)
Mike: Yea, got you (Oh she looks beautiful). (Next is his performance)

Now Mike’s band- Euterpe is gonna perform. Audience is crazy for the R&B song they are gonna perform. Mike on guitar, Chris on drums, Jake on bass and Kevin as lead vocalist. (every band has to perform two songs). They start their performance with their introduction. Jane is enjoying their performance.

Now it’s the time for Mike to perform his composition. He introduces himself: Hey all.. I am Mike, I am gonna perform a song called “Favorite Mistake” dedicated to someone special. (Jane still screaming Meg’s name) No its not Meg, its someone else I’ll tell after this performance – Mike announces. Ooh -Audience hoots in chorus.

The song goes like:
You donno what I feel;
I know its something real,
I don’t believe it when I look back;
I know its my favourite mistake.

He ends his song and audience claps, Jane tries to take pictures of Mike. Girls going crazy for him. Judges give their comments, they ask him to tell who is that girl behind this beautiful composition?

He takes a look at his band members. Chris, Jake and Kevin and they ask him to speak it out. He finally makes his words: Hi.. I donno what will be her answer, I am gonna say what I was trying to say to her from past 7 months. I left my job for this performance and I don’t regret for it ‘cause I have her as friend. I know either I’ll lose a friend or I’ll get a lover today and I just can’t afford to lose a friend like her. And if I lose her then I’ll have all the reasons to regret.

The girl who has conquered my mind, heart and sole is Jane, I mean “Janelle Griffith” (gulps his breath) Yes Jane its you. I know you must be wondering but its you.. and its true that I love you. (He feels numb, still he can hear audience hooting and cheering and asking Jane to say yes.)

All the eyes are on Jane, every one wanna know who is Jane? He asks Jane to come on stage. Please Jane. Jane moves small small steps and she is wondering what is happening? She reaches the stage and Mike offers her his hand, she gives her hand to him and he pulls her on stage.

She takes mic and speaks, you people may sketch me as a negative character of Mike’s love story but I never felt that way. Mike is a good friend of mine. And mike you ain’t gonna lose a friend today, neither you are gonna get a lover. And I won’t let you regret. We are friend and will be friends till 12 th of never.

Mike: Thank you all.. my band members for giving me strength to fulfil my dream to perform live. Thanks Jane for being a great friend of mine..  and.. and an inspiration for my first composition: “Favorite Mistake”.

Applause! Next band is ready to perform.

2 months later: Mikes’ band: Euterpe was the winner of “Rhythms”. Mike and his band members are Jr. Recording Artist with a music company called “Erato”. Jane is still working with same company and still single and still friend with Mike. Philip is fed up of the person who was hired at the place of Mike ‘cause he takes a leave every week. Still Mike’s inspiration for song is Jane.

“There is always an option better than we think of”.
                                                               ~♥The End♥~

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Live Life Mike Size: Part Two

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Philip: Mike, whatever you did wasn't funny and I consider you mature enough to get this. You must be wondering why I am not shouting on you, right?
Mike: (stares with blank expressions)
Philip: "Right?" (repeats in louder tone)
Mike: "Yea.. and am sorry"
Philip: You should be.. (Raising his eyebrows). So what are you expecting me to do with you in this situation.
Mike: (No reply)
Philip: "C’mon.. speak up. I don’t have whole day". (Rotating a pen clockwise and anti-clockwise with his right hand.)
Mike: "Deduct 30% of my salary this month". (with proper eye-contact).
Philip: Oh.. !! "So this is how a dude like you tries to pay for his mistake?" Nah.. Not interesting. I have planned something else: "You won’t be getting any employee rank this month, so don’t come to me when your colleagues will be getting good ranks and you find yourself out of it." (Mike is on rank 2 from past 3 months, according to ranks of the month; employees get incentives.)
Mike: "Okay Phil!" (Shrugs)
Philip: "My name is Philip", from now onwards I don’t wanna hear you calling me Phil.
Mike: "Okay Phil.. Um.. I mean Philip".
Philip: Good! You can leave now.
Mike: (Comes out of Philip’s cabin, thinking my incentives gone. Jane’s birthday is coming, what will I gift her?)
Jane: "Hey.. how was it? What was going on, inside?"
Mike: Actually, we were playing football. Of course he was blasting me. "I don’t wanna work with a manager who keeps on telling me his name thrice a day". (My name is Philip, my name is Philip.. C’mon man.. Phil sounds cool.)
Jane: Why did you spoke like that in front of him?
Mike: "I donno.. Its over, and now I don’t wanna discuss about that. Puhlease!" (in rude tone)
Jane: (Pause, stares.) "Fine!" (in anger, and leaves).
Mike: (Shit!) Jane.. Jane.. (in his attempt to stop her, and runs after her). I didn’t mean that.
Jane: (Keeps on walking away, no reply).
Mike: "Removes his employee ID card, and bangs on his cubicle in despair".
Its 7:38 p.m., office is over and Mike packs his bag and takes out his keys. (After so many days he is leaving office before 8:00 p.m. and he is not happy to leave office soon.)

Scene#7(Office, Parking Area: His blue avenger standing.) He starts his bike and drives away. Speedometer needle points 80km/hr.

Scene#8(Mike’s Flat: 1 BHK, where he lives alone. Camera pans over blue walls full of music star posters: Bob Marley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Greenday, Pink Floyd, Coldplay and many more. On left side wall his guitar is hanging, a big window covered with grey curtains where he sits and plays guitar, a partially messed up table: full of novels, music notes, incomplete lyrics which he is preparing for “Rhythms- the music competition”.) He reaches his room, switches on the light and fan and throws his bag on the bed and sits on a grey sofa lying his head back and spreading his arms. He removes his watch, takes out his shoes and tie and shirt and goes for shower.

He checks time, its 8:43 p.m., he feels hungry. He opens fridge and prepares some salad. Now his salad is ready, he turns on his laptop (taking a bite of broccoli), logs in facebook: "2 friend requests, 5 messages, and 43 notifications". He goes online: his heart skips a beat as he finds Jane online. All his hunger gone. He thinks how to start convo? “After few minutes of debate between his mind and heart he pings Jane”.
Mike: Hi!
Jane: (No reply).
Mike: (after 3 minutes) You there?
Jane: Yea, hi!
Mike: (feels like: thank God she is replying) What’s up?
Jane: (No reply).
Mike: (types) I wanna confess something today, (and then he deletes this line as he finds “Jane typing”). (and thinks, c’mon man.. hold your horses.)
Jane: Okay b’bye, gotta go. TC!!
Mike: Hey.. wait.
Jane: (Went offline, but you can still send her message. –facebook shows)
Mike: Went offline!

He calls Jane: (The person you are trying to reach is currently switched off please try after sometime. If you are airtel subscriber then leave a voice message, press * followed by ten digit mobile number.) (Nothing is okay. She is still annoyed. Shit!- he whispers)
“One good thing about music: when it hits you then you feel no pain- Bob Marley”- this is Mike’s current facebook status. "In 12 minutes: 7 likes and 19 comments. Mike logs out facebook turns off his laptop and switches off his phone". (finishes his salad).

Its 10:13 p.m., dinner time! Checks fridge, hmm.. eggs!! He somehow prepares omelette. He makes a prayer to Lord and starts his dinner holding fork in left hand and telly remote in right. Changing channels, oh.. “The Expendables” is coming. (he is a big fan of Sylvester Stallone).

Scene#9(Roof @ 1:00 a.m.: It is a starlit night, dark and beautiful. Mike is on sixth floor: around 70 feet above ground, he is having “acrophobia- fear of heights” but today he is enjoying heights. He tries Jane’s number. "Its ringing.. and Mike’s heartbeat and pulse rate goes abnormal."
Jane: Hello! (in sleepy tone) who?
Mike: Hi, this is Mike. Sorry I disturbed you.
Jane: Temme, what’s it?
Mike: Um.. nothing.. Um.. I was confirming.. ah.. is there any meeting tomorrow?
Jane: As far as I know.. no meetings.
Mike: Okay, thanks. Goodnight!
Jane: Mike, speak up what’s it? You okay?
Mike: Yea.. Um.. I really am..
Jane: Okay see you tomorrow. Goodnight, and am sorry for being rude.
Mike: Oh.. that’s fine (his heart screams: oh really?).. thanks.
Jane: Thanks? For what?
Mike: Oh.. Um.. for.. for informing me that.. that there is no meeting tomorrow. (improvising). (Gulps his breath as he finishes the sentence).
Jane: “Mike, you are not that stupid!” (chuckles)
Mike: What, should I take this as compliment?
Jane: Sleep Mike, its 1:23 a.m., we have to go office and I don’t wanna accompany you in Phil’s.. oops! “Philip’s” cabin for being late.
Mike: (Chuckles) Okay, goodnight. (feels like, oh God.. I feel perfectly fine after 23 minutes of call).

Scene#10(Mike’s Bedroom): He takes out a piece of paper and tries to compose some lyrics.. (of course the inspiration of this “going to be song” is Jane). (Jane has completely conquered Mike’s mind, and he slides few photos of Jane on his Galaxy Note, and writes lyrics.. the title is: “Favorite Mistake”). Its late and Mike slept on table, holding pen in his right hand and phone in left.

Scene#11(Next Day, Morning @8:15 a.m., Mike’s room): He wakes up and checks time. Its 8:15 a.m. F**k! F**k! F**k! Not again.. bangs on table.
                                                                                                        ..To Be Continued

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Live Life Mike Size: Part One

Hey.. Peeps.. :) This post is a short story. Complete fiction !! I'll try to do justice with fiction writing. :)                      
                                                            PART: ONE
Scene#1(Traffic Signal @9:00 a.m: Aerial view, hustle-bustle, crowd, noise of horns, now camera zoom charge on mike -the lead of this story and a 24 years old business analyst in an MNC, music addict, tall, olive-skinned, handsome, bushy eyebrows, brown eyes, squared face, spikey hairstyle, M tattooed on the left side of his neck in cursive font. I must relate him with "Adonis- God of beauty & desire". Camera pans around Mike and finally the focus is on him.) Mike was grumbling for such a heavy traffic, if he was not going to office he must have broken the signal and drove away. He already got caught twice while breaking signal and twice his driving license got confiscated. So he has left with no other option, he has to follow rules. He checks time on his new-new Tag Heuer (which he has purchased after avoiding so many new movies) its 9:21 a.m. Shit! (he whispers). Finally signal turns green and he sets his gear and drives away.


Scene#2(Office, Parking Area): He parks his bike, and touches the sticker: "Born To Ride" which he sticked on his blue Avenger). Its 9:29 a.m. oh shit! he makes his way towards the lift, finally he is in lift wearing employee ID card and adjusting his tie.


Scene#3(Office, His department: Camera pans over glass walls, laptops, ringing phones, and machine -like employees) He reaches fifth floor, enters his cubicle removing his bluetooth headset. Now its 9:33 a.m., he plops himself on the leather chair and turns on his laptop. Mike! Mike! What's the time? Asks his manager.
Mike: Its 9:35 a.m., Phil.
Philip: My name is Philip, "snarls Philip". Is this time to reach?
Mike: I reached by 9:33 a.m.
Philip: Office starts from 9:30 a.m.
Mike: But it never gets over by 7:30 p.m. I work till 8:00 p.m. everyday (pause, they look each other.)
Philip: I would like to see you in my cabin within 5 minutes.
Mike: (gives him WTF look and bangs on his cubicle and leaves for Philip's cabin).
Philip: Sit, Mike.
Mike: No, am fine.
Philip: Why are you so stubborn? This is the wrong attitude and that's why you are standing here.
Mike: (pulls out a chair and jumps on it and stares Philip as if he is asking him: happy now?)
Philip: (rolls a paper weight and smiles and looks at him.)
Mike: (returns him a fake smile.)
Philip: Look, Mike.. umm.. you are a good employee, we don't wanna lose you.
Mike: Yea, I know that and this is because I don't ask for leaves like other employees do.
Philip: Ah.. that can be a reason, "chuckles".
Mike: (gives WTF look and stares at watch, thinking: I got late by 3 minutes and he (Philip) got mad and now he is irritating me from past 12 minutes and still he expects me to be normal?)
Philip: Okay, see you in meeting today at 3:00 p.m. You can leave now.
Mike: (thanks for doing me a favor Mr. Philip "Idiot" Watson: he hears himself saying.) Mike returns back and whispers: "crazy people are around me". Gawd! (and he gets busy with his work). (after sometime) He looks at his watch, its 12:30 p.m., shit! still an hour left for lunch, "he whispers". He pulls his chair back, stretches his legs, adjusts himself, looses his tie knot and rests his head on chair cushion.
Mike.. Mike.. ah.. there you are, "Janelle said." (Janelle: Mike's colleague, and once Mike had a big crush on her, now they are just buddies.) (Camera rolls from her feet to face, as heroines make entry in movies. Camera focus shifts to her face: charming, fair, dimpled cheeks, ginger hair color tied in french knot and hazel eyes lined with kohl.)
Mike: Hey Jane! (he calls her Jane)
Jane: Why are you sitting like you are on couch in front of telly? "You okay?" (in teasing tone)
Mike: Yea, am fine. (I am always fine whenever I find you around me: he hears his inner-self saying.)
Jane: Have you got your reports ready  for today's meeting? 
Mike: Nah! I'll make it in 3 minutes.
Jane: Oh.. okay! (after pause) "Nice tie!"
Mike: (feels like, oh yes! she likes) Thanks!
Jane: Okay, see you in lunch.
Mike: Yea. (and now he is charged enough to tolerate any kinda work pressure, he gets back to work.) (after sometime camera pans over watch. Its 1: 30 p.m. and its lunch), Mike still busy with work. (Janelle reaches his cubicle).
Jane: Mike, c'mon.. lets go for lunch.
Mike: (can avoid his own appetite but he can't avoid her order/request. He turns off his laptop and leaves for cafeteria.)


Scene#4(Cafeteria: colorful tables & chairs, employees running with their trays to get lunch, and boring news is coming on plasma T.V. hanging on the left side of the cafeteria counter.) Mike and Janelle get a tray and get their meal and they sit around a corner table. Janelle starts the convo, saying: so how is your band (Mike is a member and "lead guitarist" of local band: "Euterpe", after office he usually plays guitar with his band-members.) going on? (taking a bite of green salad).
Mike: Its going good. Next month is our performance and 21 other bands will be competing with us. 
Jane: Great!
Mike: So this time its a big challenge and opportunity for me. But I know I won't be getting leaves for my performance practice. Ah.. I guess I have to choose one: Music or MNC. "Its pathetic", he says in despair.
Jane: It will be okay.
Mike: Yea, I hope so. (shrugs raising his eyebrows.) Okay, its 2:28 p.m. lets go or Phil will be inviting me again in his cabin. (Both chuckles).
Jane: Yea. (both leave for their own cubicle.)
Mike: Turns on his laptop, checks mails and replies clients' mails. Now its 3:00 p.m.- meeting time. (Mike ready with his report).


Scene#5(Conference Room: An oval big table, surrounded with chairs and mics and one presentation screen opposite to center chair.) All employees of Philip's team reached, yes Mike is also on time (after all he wants to sit next to Jane.) Philip welcomes all employees. They submit their reports and Philip starts a presentation on current data and targets. (Mike whispers to Jane, presentation after lunch is like lullaby, we must bring pillows. Jane: Shh..!). Now presentation is going on and out of 37 employees all are sleeping except Mike (who is trying to pretend that he is awake.)
Philip: Gives tips to all the employees on how to improve their presentation. ..And always start your presentation with a "joke". It will increase interest of others to pay attention to your presentation and it will keep them awake.
Mike: Grins!
Philip: What's funny Mr. Mike? 
Mike: As you said always start presentation with a joke.
Philip: Yes!
Mike: So did you mean we should attach a copy of our payslips as our first slide? (All other 37 employees woke up from their nap and started laughing.)
Philip: Mike, this ain't funny. I would like..
Mike: (interrupting) Phil, allow me to continue.. (I would like..) to meet you in my cabin within 5 minutes.
Philip: My name is Philip! "snarls over Mike" and leaves conference room.


Scene#6(Philip's Cabin: Glass walls, a rectangle table full of bundle of files, laptop, phones, note-pads and a family photo-frame. Camera pans over his cabin and Mike is sitting in front of Philip.)
                                                                                                        .. To Be Continued

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Last Salute

Imagine a soldier dying at combat zone;
lying in a pool of blood holding flag so high,
crawling in pain to reach his gun;
'cause he don't wanna give up before he says goodbye.


Bullets are crossing his heart;
as he tries to get up; pain breaks his spine,
he falls again with his arm up in air, thinking;
if we weren't at combat zone, we must be sharing glasses of wine. 


The flashback runs him through;
he says goodbye to the world; so brute,
and he goes down on knees;
in front of the flag, he makes the last salute.


Sound of gun fire echoes in the sky;
patches of blood are covering every inch of his skin,
he now sleeps in the arms of Gaia;
with lots and lots of wishes buried within.


He never wanted to fight like every mother's son;
and now he lies speechless in despair,
like a hero, he rests in peace;
and people box him up with 21 gun-shots in air.


The flashback runs them through;
they say don't be back to this world; so brute,
and they go down on their knees;
in front of his body, they make the last salute.


~Shreya ♥
P.S. My creation, please do not copy!!
P.P.S. People fight for a piece of land, they sacrifice their lives. They fight for belonging to different community, religion, creed and all these shit things. Is it not enough that we belong to same group Homo Sapiens Sapiens and share the same world? Think!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Somewhere In Between

Hey.. Peeps.. :) So today it was Good Friday- Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ. And for me it was a holiday. What I did was: Woke up late, saw movies, had lunch, washed clothes, and thought about many many things. After yesterday's pathetic day in office I badly needed to see movies, chocolates, or anything that can make me get back to normal. If I say anything then it really means "anything"


So, am fine now? I donno whether am telling this to you or asking this. Did I sound helpless? No, am not anymore frustrated, upset or anything like this.. so don't show me any sympathy and don't you dare to do me favor. I am okay, yes.. I really am! Hmm.. Its 12:00 a.m. and am on roof: around 70 feet above the ground, its awesome weather and Pink Floyd is in playlist. Night, good weather, Pink Floyd, me and blogging: Great combo, ain't it? What? say: yes!! ;) 


I was always complaining about not having something that I want to. But yesterday while returning from office I changed my thoughts may be for a while, but I did. Some kids on street were eating trash.. oh God! that was so moving, I would love to do something for them if I can in anyway. I may be a victim of fanatic urban lifestyle, but still there is a part of me that hasn't changed and I want it to stay this same, and that part is what makes me feel human.. that makes me keep humanity first and professionalism afterwards. All technocrats may label be fool, but still I don't wanna change.


Right now I don't have much to tell about, boring episodes are on.. nothing new except a pair of my footwears and this blogpost. Yawn it off!! I feel like stuck in between, remember Coldplay's Fix You: 
When you try your best but you don't succeed;
when you get what you want but not what you need, 
when you feel so tired but you can't sleep;
stuck in reverse.. ♪ ♫ Yea.. I can so relate to this song.. Shit! I love it and it is always in my playlist. Signing out.. may God bless y'all.. :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ninth Circle Of Hell

Do you know what hurts the most?
its being so near to somebody still feeling so far,
and they are always in your prayers;
and you feel broken like a shooting star.


It has been broken, hurt and cheated;
still somehow it works,
what do I care for if its not gonna workout;
feels like everytime from my door happiness lurks.


I was so stupid, on the thorns of love I fell;
I bleed still I walked the paths where love never dwell,
it was when you left me in the ninth circle of hell;
so am not gonna buy the love that somebody else wanna sell.


Am not gonna wait for you any long;
'cause I know you ain't gonna come again,
even if you'll come back, I'll slam door at your face;
'cause I can't take it anymore, just leave me in pain.


So am not gonna care about anything;
I'll pretend like I am okay,
don't temme what to feel like;
'cause am not gonna please you to stay.


I was so stupid, on the thorns of love I fell;
I bleed still I walked the paths where love never dwell,
it was when you left me in the ninth circle of hell;
so am not gonna buy the love that somebody else wanna sell.


~Shreya ♥
P.S. My creation, please do not copy!!
P.P.S. This poem I have been writing from past 4 days, today I got it done. Gah!