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They say dreams are born from the strongest desires hidden away in the deepest recesses of the brain. At times you feel, that dreams emulate real life and sometimes it seems that real life emulates dreams. Both of them are so hopelessly intertwined that it becomes difficult to decipher which is the origin. Dreams can make you laugh, cry and even plead. Dreams work in mystical ways and hold out a beacon that lights up the road to the future. They explain themselves to only those who are keen and accept them without trying hard to understand their message.
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- Anita Menon, Dazzler's Diary

Prateechee sat opposite Amit on a high bar stool wearing a skirt that ended somewhere above her knees. She knew guys like him. Men like Amit. Tired of the wife sitting at home. Might as well enjoy a fling at the work place. And of course with trainees like her!!! She knew the symptoms. But she needed this training period to convert into a job. Badly. Yeah - she knew she had stars in her eyes. But she was not stupid. Well - atleast she thought so. 

She came from a humble background. Doing her masters via an education loan. Her parents insisted on paying for her education, but she knew it would burden them financially. She wanted to make it big. Be on her own. Somewhere deep inside she knew she had it in her. To make it big. And for that, well - she needed 'jerks' like Amit. Well, if you google up the meaning of jerk, it really gives an interesting definition!!! And Amit, he just fits into that definition so perfectly. 

Its so easy to be at two places at once. She thought while looking at the last remains of her Bloody Mary. Its so easy to be in her own thoughts while nodding mechanically at the slob, sitting opposite her, blabbering away about God knows what!!!

6 comments:

  1. Part 2 just added tadka to khichdi !! Nice catchup... lekin picture abhi baki hain.. :) post soon ..

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  2. Resounds so many stories that we see around us. Intrigued, waiting for more.

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  3. Thanks for dropping by Anita...just trying although i am not sure if i can pull this through!!! lack imagination for fiction and its turning out to be a typical M&B stuff :-P

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  4. @Nikhil: thanks for dropping by... i just hope the khichdi is good enough to eat :-P

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  5. Look around and you will find plenty of Amit's.. the tempo is building up.. keep it going.. eager to know the next chapter.. maybe how pratechee pulls of the intern and bags the job..

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