Saturday, 7 August, 2010


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 13; the thirteenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.


"I want to be a writer, not a doctor. I love the words and can't marry a stethoscope", his son put his intention.

"My decision is final. Better not discuss it again", he was rigid and rude.

When he came back from his thoughts, he realized he was still holding his son's final Goodbye note.


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P.S. - Many a times it happens that the child has to follow not his dream but his parents'. Just want to convey a message through 55 Fiction. Again finished in exactly 55 words.

21 After Thoughts:

Guddu said...

OMG!! So small yet so touchy.. I am impressed..

(¯`•._.•[Raajii]•._.•´¯) said...

Yes - some of my friends struggle with this. I am glad my parents didn't pressurize me.

Good piece!

Deepak said...

@ guddu: I'm glad that you did :)

@ raajii: thank you raaja :)

Shruti said...

Oye! It was so gud.. Gud to see many attempting 55Fictions. Even I wrote some amateur 55fictions..
Gud luck :)

Sidra Sayeed said...

man i can write a novel on the issue but you've done a good job in the stipulated word limit - kudos!

Deepak said...

@ shruti: oye! is it? thank u :)

@ sidra: oh, did I? well, a big thank u for this :)

Karthik said...

So little words and so much to say! Very well done, Deepak. I think many can relate to this.
All the best!

Jaspreet said...

That was hard hitting but true too...some people are really rigid when it comes to career choice for their children..wish they could understand that everyone CANNOT be having the same aim.
Well done.All the best!

Phoenixritu said...

Impactful. This is why I love reading 55ers

mayur said...

mast likha hai yaar :)

I ve never attempted a 55 Fiction thing......never thought one could convey so much in so few a words!

Read it many times...and each time the picture it evoked grew stronger!

All the best for BAT!!!

Amity said...

yes, reminds me of how i insisted that my daughter will take up accountancy and then she failed, but thank goodness, she didn't leave us!

we allowed her to take the course she most dreamed of!

Someone Is Special said...

Deepak a very superb short story, i just loved the way you expressed it..Great man...

All The Best for BAT 13.

gmsaravana - Goodbye

If you wish to save a heart, then do stop by Save a Heart! Initiative. Do take the pledge and vote if you wish..

Yours Frendly,
Someone Is Special

devilzangel said...

short, sweet n simple n yet conveyed d idea :D


Vee... said...

How true! Reminded me of the scene "Mera beta Engineer banega!" from 3 Idiots. :D


Keerthi P said...

You got the entire impact of 3 idiots in 55 words. To the topic and undiluted. Awesome!

All the best!

gkam said...

Very clear cut post and to the point!
Good job!
ATB for BAT13
Gkam - Goodbye

Deepak said...

@ karthik: well, I wish no one should relate to this. Its very hard you know.

@ jaspreet: I wish it too.

@ phoenixritu: oh thank u :)

Deepak said...

@ mayur: thank u yaar :) u also should writing 55 fictions. I'm falling in love with them :)

@ amity: u have done ur part well by allowing her to take the course of her choice :) and I took accountancy by choice and a proud CA now :)

@ someone: thank u dude :) and I've already wished to save my heart. check ur post to read the comment :)

Deepak said...

@ devilzangel: thank u :)

@ vee: actually I'm inspired by the movie too :)

@ keerthi: I can't match up with Aamir :) well, thank u :)

@ gkam: I guess all 55 fictions are to the point :) thank u friend :)

Nethra said...

That guy committed suicide or ran away? I always wonder why parents don't let us follow our passion.
Anyway, all the best! :)

Deepak said...

@ nethra: well, keep on guessing. Here is the hint - final goodbye means very final :-) thanks for the wishes

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