Fiction: Matched Frequencies

February 28, 2009
Anurag Dixit

“Hey! What happened?” Randeep said to Sushmita with a big smile on his face, entering the class room.

“Uh nothing” She replied with a sigh which meant many things were going in her mind but she was too tired to explain.

“Oh come on I’m not that bad a person. OK listen first of all drink this water…” he said, sitting beside her.

“That’s the problem you are too good.” She interrupted him.

“First of all drink this water and show me that lovely smile of yours. You look pale.”

“Huh ok you and your water hmmm I just hate you.” She said with a smile and punched him on his chest.

“Hmmm… you are tough.” He said and they both laughed and then he became a little serious.

“Sush I just love this sweet smile of yours and I live for all these little happy moments with you.” He continued, putting his hand on her on her shoulder. Now she, the mother of a young daughter, was blushing like a school girl, who was in love for the first time.

She was twenty seven and was trying to convince herself that her married life was perfect and that she could always look beyond the problems until she met Randeep who was seven years younger than her. He was a little shy but both of them shared good chemistry and as they say the frequencies matched.

“And you know what every problem has a solution so why to worry. Hmmm?” He said, almost trying to convince himself.

It was hard for her to accept her own feelings but he told her that it’s not wrong to be happy; to be in love is the most wonderful thing. Now she had decided to be with him but was going through a mélange of emotions.

Born in Mathura,UP,I studied in UP and Rajasthan before moving to Delhi for further studies. Still a student, I write short-stories and am interested in exploring both places and cultures.
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Deepti Lamba
February 28, 2009
07:49 AM

Great story Anurag. Concise and yet spoke volumes.

Ayan Roy
February 28, 2009
10:20 AM

Nice one! Liked reading it. Seems incomplete to me though. Is is "to be continued"?

February 28, 2009
05:07 PM

It is incomplete because Randeep is still 13yo and Sush still have to finalize her divorce or plot to murder off her husband. But in stead of spending no-fun time in court and jail, she should accuse her husband of DV and dowry harassment, have him thrown in jail, hadap his property and aish karo with Randeep. May be she can take on many secret lovers, as having only one can never be enough as variety is spice of love. And the story can touch all the key bases - love, cheating, adultry, DV, dowry, divorce, sex, pedophilia, love triangles, triumph of love over previous love gone bad, one love affair being redeemed by another love affair etc.

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