Saturday, 9 January 2016

Drabble #1: A story in 100 words

A few years ago, I picked up the phone for a colleague and this is what happened.

"Hello, may I speak to Mr. Dinanathrao Harishchandra Bhatavdekar?

"Sure you can, but he is not here."

"Where is he?".

"He left."

"Left office for the day?"

"No, left the organisation."

"How can that be? I spoke to him ten minutes ago!"

"Then you must feel really stupid to let him go."

"JUST WHO IS THIS?!"

"Your friendly neighbourhood..."

DHB stood at my elbow, lips compressed and glowering.

“Here, it’s for you.”

Some people have no sense of humour.

14 comments:

  1. Nice one, Prashant, a complete story in 100 words, and mostly in dialogue.

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    1. Thanks, Elgin. I first heard about drabble after I started blogging. I have done a couple of them for my blog friends. It can be fun.

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    1. Thanks, Oscar. You know, I actually tried this prank on a couple of colleagues except it was within the office and not with a potential client. That's where I got the idea from.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy. It requires some thinking but it was fun.

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  4. Oh, I really like this, Prashant!! It's great! And what a terrific little prank.

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    1. Margot, thank you. I had some Drabble practice on your terrific blog.

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