Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Her Joke

The reflection of the candle licked at the rim of the glass of red wine. Soft violin played in the background. The room was lit by the mellow light of a chandelier which seemed to mock her in its warmth.

Maya was looking at his face across the table with a detached curiosity. She was giving the right answers, exclaiming appropriately at the right moments, and even tilting her head at the right angle which gave an impression of open interest. However, her mind was on the shadows of the candles playing with each other. On the little red motifs on the chair's cushion. On the way his feet seemed to shift everytime he spoke. On the bickering couple sitting on the next table. On the Hawaiian salad which made her think of cool, blue beaches with coconuts. On her book which flapped open to reveal a book mark which read - how many frogs do you want to kiss to find your prince?

She chuckled to herself. At her own little, cosy joke.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

people are not always what they seem to be.....

Hemamalini said...

anon..,absolutely true.

Anonymous said...

sarcy bitch.

Jay said...

loved reading this, albeit it was short :P...maya's a deliberate name i suppose?

Hemamalini said...

@jay..i think i get impatient to end:D and well, the name is just another illusion:P

Aishwarya Rao said...

Cant imagine calling you 'maya' for some reason!

Hemamalini said...

@princess..Well, im not 'Maya'..She is quite different from what I am:)

Sriram P said...

Looks like you could be easily distracted ;-p).. but then Mind travels faster than what eyes can grab... In tamil they have a saying "Manam oru Kurangu".. Not quite sure if it applies to this situation, but what the hell I just wanted to show off my Tamizh pazhamozhi or Kelamozhi :)

Hemamalini said...

@sriram..Hey!not fair:P Thats a story and not a biography:D..
anyways..nice proverb ..I would say - 'kurangil lendhu dhaane manushan vandhaan?:P'

Sriram P said...

jus kiding.. but u ve missed the before and after events of the story :)..

Hemamalini said...

@sriram..imagination man....Her Joke can have three different endings - 'Straight','Witty','Poor':P