Sombre

on Posted by Rajesh J Advani
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Another short story.

Stone

"Why stone?" asked the girl.

"I was alive once," said the gargoyle.

"I too laughed, played, danced, loved...

"And lost.

"It hurt. I cried. The pain was unbearable.

"So I turned into stone. Stone feels no pain."

The girl looked at the gargoyle silently. Then she walked away.

The gargoyle didn't.

The End

7 comments:

Kiran Mayee said...

Hey the stories are good. So, you completed the TAG work successfully.

gayathri said...

hey loved the hare and tortoise story ...some things are inevitable i guess...;-)

The Arbit Council said...

heh neat :D

Kumari said...

Aah...so simple yet poignant :)

Rajesh J Advani said...

Kiran Mayee: Thanks. But completed? :) I'll take that as a sign that you want me to stop :)

Gayathri: Thank you :) I tried writing a version of the Hare and the Tortoise long ago where the Hare wins. That one wasn't as much fun :)

The Arbit Council: Thanks!

Kumari: Poignant! Now that's what the title of this post should have been! Well... too late now. :)

Kiran Mayee said...

Well, 5 Tags are done, but, if you are having some more ideas in your mind, we are there to read them and voice our opinions :-)

Actually, your stories gave/give me relief from the hectic work schedule. Posting this from India at this hour, just imagine :-)

Rajesh J Advani said...

Kiran Mayee: Thanks :) I've stopped at 6 for now, but will definitely post more if I come up with any. Glad to have made a difference in your day. :)