Fool’s Day

There once lived a lad in a small town with no one but his dad. Sharing his birth with his mother’s death, he grew up hearing words bitter. A drunk father waiting with whips and sticks, his everyday welcome! Years of emotional torture weakened him to the core. Just then a ray of hope glistened on him, an opportunity knocked at his door. Yes, this was his golden chance, the only chance to escape a life of drudgery and move towards a bright future. Admission to a reputed college was all he ever dreamed of and now it came true, what good luck! “Brighter times are coming my way”, he thought but destiny smirked!

What a welcome he got! From stripping in public to eating roaches, he was made to do it all. Why, you ask? That’s how you welcome freshers, after all they need to know who the senior is! Not daring to raise a voice against it all, he became a soft target. A new punishment waited for him everyday, with every passing day his inner strength was falling apart. Great courage was needed but finally he made his way to the admin block with just one thought on his mind, to expose them all. Destiny smirked again, he was seen there by the gang. Apologies followed and he forgave them.

Caught later at the hostel, the 1st day of April marked the start of a new friendship. The hug lingered for long and while he was still in that trance a razor kissed his pure head. Bald he was left, the last punishment for the session or… Standing by the bay he breathed his last and celebrated his last Fool’s day!

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, extremely well-written… Sad… It definitely touched my heart, reminded me of injustice 😦 I’d hope for a happy ending, but this life doesn’t always end happy… sadly…

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    1. Yamini says:

      You are right…life is not always happy…but I will surely write something with a happy end!!

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  2. this life doesn’t always have a happy ending, I meant to say…

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  3. You pulled my heartstrings dear. Heart-wrenching

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 🙂 it means a lot!

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  4. Sangbad says:

    you make my eve melancholy…well written piece it is…

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

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  5. nathaswami says:

    We want to destroy every vestige of foreign rule by changing the names of streets, universities, removing the statues of the erstwhile rulers, changing the medium of instruction and so on. But ragging in educational institutions, a British legacy, has not been done away with and no ‘desi ‘ politician has raised his voice against it. In many cases, ragging has resulted in the death of the victim or permanent disability.

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    1. Yamini says:

      You are right, ragging needs to be abolished completely to save the entire generation. Though I feel that changes can be seen, you will find many colleges that have a strict policy against ragging. But yes a lot still needs to be done!

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  6. Oh dear! This story is so bleak and sad. I feel sorry for the poor lad. What a life!

    I am hosting a blog party right now and would like to invite you over.
    https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2017/04/01/its-april-shindig-welcome-to-the-party/

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you for the invite, I’d love to join in the fun 🙂

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      1. That’s great. Hope to see you 🙂

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome.

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 😊

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  7. Very sad, but well written

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 😊

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  8. ellenbest24 says:

    You story so wicked but written well. Bullying in any form and abuse should not be tollerated by anyone. Changes need to be made and quickly. But inlike Nathaswami i believe we leave the history on show so we never forget it happened. So it doesn’t happen again. You write needed to be read. Thank you.

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much for the lovely feedback 😊

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      1. ellenbest24 says:

        Keep the good writing up I follow now so wait to read more.

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  9. goroyboy says:

    Really enjoyed this tale. well done! It reminds me of the opening page from “the road less traveled”. “One of the biggest truths in life, is that life is difficult. Once you except that truth “life becomes easy”

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊 If my words remind you of the epic poem it means the world to me!!

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  10. Mr. Mel says:

    In the poignancy is the beauty. I choose that the baldness becomes his new beginning. Well written.

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you and I like you version of the story as well!

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  11. OH goodness what a tale. Wow. Powerful ending! I’m following you now. Good luck with your blog! ~✿ MichelleMarie

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

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      1. ~✿✿✿♡*♡✿✿✿~

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  12. 😐😐😐it’s not a happy ending
    You have written so well

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    1. Yamini says:

      Life does not always ends happily!! Thank you for the appreciation 😊

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  13. vajpayee04 says:

    Really sad after reading this story

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    1. Yamini says:

      I understand but this is the sad reality of life!!

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  14. Kalama says:

    part of life that’s hidden for others to see. keep doing this

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you for the feedback 🙂

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  15. Daria Kill says:

    Is that story Living Your Dreams 24/7? Bad if it is.

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    1. Yamini says:

      It is fiction but yes for many it is a nightmare that they live every single day of their life!!

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