Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chi loved himself... infact Id daresay he loved himself more than anyone else.

Chi lived in an apartment in Bandra, alone. He never married, never dated, and actively eschewed any contact with the outside world over and above that was absolutely necessary. Not eccentric, he just couldnt bear the thought of sharing himself with anyone else.

Although most would actively refute this, Chi made an excellent companion for himself. He would spend many an hour admiring himself in the mirror, whispering sweet nothings into his own ear, even sending the occassional sms to his own number.

Things went along smoothly for the first 40 years of Chi's life. On the eve of his birthday, a fever descended upon him. He recovered in a couple of days but this left a gnawing worry in his mind.

Life was ephemeral.. try as he might, he knew he wouldnt be there for himself forever. Sooner or later, he would be left all alone.

The mere thought of life without himself was unbearable for Chi...

On the morning of Feb 21st, Chi kissed himself one last time. Then he jumped.

He died holding the hand of the person he loved. Not a bad way to go..


"Life is bitter, so is chocolate"


Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

Very original and delightful.I really like these Chi stories of yours. He has an amazing mind, quite different....breaks the monotony of it all. The one where Chi burns down the house remains my favorite.

Abhirup Saha said...

This one's good. God's back!

shruti said...

Chi has had way too many lives, it's time for a female protagonist now. How about Phi?

clueless comrades said...

Sujoy~ Thanks!

Saha~ He never left.

Shruts~ Maybe someday. Dont think I connect with Phi on the same level as Chi.

M said...

Where did Chi kiss himself?

clueless comrades said...

M~ Talk about thinking sideways.