Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Vivekean Version of the Prodigal Son

(An Extract from Indians in Pakistan, the Action Thriller on terrorism)

‘It was all my fault,’ I said frankly. ‘I was blind then but now I see the truth. You were right and I was wrong.’
‘Mother would have been happy to see you,’ he told me, sadly. ‘Too bad she’s not around.’
‘Wh - where is she?’ I asked, looking around frantically for her.
‘It’s too late,’ he said. ‘She’s no longer in this world.’
‘Mother, mother,’ I continued, not heeding him. ‘Mother where are you?’
‘She’s dead, dear brother. She’s in heaven now.’
‘No, it cannot be. She cannot die! I need to tell her how much I love her. I need to tell her how sorry I am for walking away. I wanted to introduce her to Najma, my wife. I wanted to - ’

Words failed me at that moment and I sank to my knees. There were plenty of kind words from everyone around but there was nothing that could console me – not even the beautiful hands of Najma wrapped around my neck. I was truly inconsolable.

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12 comments :

Vivek Pereira said...

Of course, I realised the similarities only once the book was published.

Anonymous said...

Yippee another Vivekean Times post!

Vivek Pereira said...

I've never written anything as emotional as this before.

Anonymous said...

I think that this is indeed a great piece of writing. Brought tears to my eyes too. To write like this, you must indeed be a great human being.

Anonymous said...

Just would like to add, that I m usually not this emotional.

Anonymous said...

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parkerd said...

This is a really happening literary/socio-political blog. Vivek, you did mention once that you often get more than 100 views per day on your blog. Thats an awesome stat considering you don;t blog that often. We want to see more posts from you.

Anonymous said...

This is just some emotional crap going nowhere. I would like to see some action. Some shooting, perhaps.

dorothy p said...

I think this anonymous character is going nowhere with his criticism. He does not seem to have read the book at all. There is the emotional punch as well as the action-packed scenes in this fab novel. I would advise people to read the book first before commenting.

Vivek Pereira said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey I checked it out. great reviews for ur book. Will definitely buy. My name is Rashid Ali & Im from Amritsar, Punjab (No access to my email account, hence anonymous). Keep on writing good stuff liek this.

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