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« : December 06, 2010, 01:24:01 PM From Neha»

Essay Contest

*Must read story.***

There was a contest in TCS to write a fictional story for 500 words
maxwhich would start with the line " On a dark and foggy night, a
small figurelay huddled on the railway tracks leading to the Chennai
station "

This is what a guy wrote for the contest....... and surprisingly, it was
adjudged the best short story : ))

On a dark and foggy night, a small figure lay huddled on the railway
tracksleading to the Chennai station. At once I was held back to see
someone inthat position during midnight with no one around. With
curiosity taking thefront seat, I went near the body and tried to
investigate it. There wasblood all over the body which was lying face
down. It seemed that aruthless blow by the last train could have
caused the end of this bodywhich seemed to be that of a guy of around
my age.


Amidst the gory blood flow, I could see a folded white envelope which was
fluttering in the midnight wind. Carefully I took the blood stained envelope
and was surprised to see the phrase "Appraisal Letter" on it. With curiosity
rising every moment, I wasted no time in opening the envelope to see if I
can find some details about the dead guy.


The tag around the body's neck and the jazzy appraisal cover gave me the
hint that he might be a software engineer. I opened the envelope to find a
shining paper on which the appraisal details where typed in flying colors.
Thunders broke into my ears and lightening struck my heart when I saw the
appraisal amount of the dead guy!!!!! My God, it was not even, as much as
the cost of the letter on which the appraisal details were printed.... My
heart poured out for the guy and huge calls were heard inside my mind saying
"no wonder, this guy died such a miserable death"... As a fellow worker in
the same industry, I thought I should mourn for him for the sake of respect
and stood there with
a heavy heart thinking of the shock that he would have experienced when his
manager had placed the appraisal letter in his hand.


I am sure his heart would have stopped and eyes would have gone blank for
few seconds looking at the near to nothing increment in his salary.
While I mourned for him, for a second my hands froze to see the
employee'sname in the appraisal letter... hey, what a strange
co-incidence, thisguy's name is same as mine, including the initials.
This was interesting.With some mental strength, I turned the body
upside down and found myselffainted for a second. The guy not only had
my name, but also looked exactlylike me. Same looks, same built, same
name.... it was me who was dead
there!!!!!!!! While I was lost in that shock, I felt someone patting
on myshoulders.

My heart stopped completely, I could not breathe and sprung in
fear to see who was behind......... splash!!! Went the glass of water
on mylaptop screen as I came out of my wild dream to see my manager
standingbehind my chair patting on my shoulder saying, "wake up man?
Come tomeeting room number two. I have your appraisal letter ready"

I am. Therefore I will think.

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« #1 : July 24, 2011, 07:33:17 AM From naomi»

Wow that was suspencful cool I'm the 1st comment!
« #2 : July 25, 2011, 02:01:24 AM From miriam»

This guy should be a suspense novel writer
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