Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fair n lovely

"Mirror, Mirror on the wall...who' s the fairest of them all?" the mirror replied: "You, my queen, are fairest of all"---

Rini stood under the shower... Water dripped from her face washing the traces of eyeliner that kissed her pan caked face... Her heavy Bangalore silk lay crumpled on the floor... The black satin petticoat was thrown on the bed...Rini had tried her best...She had put on a layer of compact on her dusky skin to make it fairer...She had worn the puffed blouse to make her look more fuller and the high snazzy stilletos to make her more taller...

They carefully scrutinized Rini...They whispered in front of her..."Ektu Kalo"... They checked her petite structure: "Boddyo Roga"..."Sareetai bhalo..."

As they left Rini stood in front of the mirror...she looked at her face for the last time... The mirror seemed to laugh at her imperfections... the make up, the grime, the dirt had covered her face... the drops of black tears left their impression on her dusky skin... Her smudged eyes bore the pain of rejection...

She screamed:"Mirror, Mirror on the wall...who' s the fairest of them all?" the mirror never replied...


Nimo said...

Defiance... the silence may just be defiance.

Well written... raises questions.

Debleena said...

liked a lot..good,crispy n most importantly a short one..

sarmistha said...

Nimo: defiance...may be...its all bout reflections

dankest: well it seems the management guru's new sector is lingerie

debleena: hahaha...thanks for the comment!

Dankest Cartoon said...

@ sarmishta- Again a satire..or should I say a reflective reply.

ani_aset said...

lovely...very well written..i like the way you have brought out the issue here..keep writing such gems :)

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