Up & Above

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Up & Above

Yayyy… They shouted, trying to match the thundering roar above them…

Kids clapped their hands in glee as they saw the smoke making all strange shapes like a careless child’s crayon on a blue canvas. “Isn’t it beautiful?” a few eager mom’s asked their awestruck toddlers, who just could not stop watching them and nodding.


Kids screamed for their lives, while their mothers tried to find them a safe harbor. With hope in their heart and a prayer on their lips, they just hoped that this wouldn’t be that rain of fire that was to burn them alive.

Vrooom… They thundered past overhead like bullets piercing the blue sky…


Yayyy… They shouted, trying to match the thundering roar above them…

The military jets zipped past the home air-space much to the delight of people waving from below.

They entered enemy territory and had to bomb a target, near a civilian colony.

Vrooom… They thundered past like bullets piercing the blue sky…

It was War…



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12 responses to “Up & Above

  1. Liked the progression of this narrative.
    Something new and different here!!
    All the Best, Sudhakar! πŸ™‚

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  3. alphs

    Ironical isn’t it? Loved this! Brilliant.
    Mothers and children across 2 different regions- of war and peace eh?

    //β€œIsn’t it beautiful?” a few eager mom’s// But I wonder Sudhi… do you think ‘mothers’ would ask that question knowing there is a war happening in some place? Though the reaction of the children fit there, I don’t agree with the mothers’.

    • Sudhakar

      Thanks Alps. Glad you liked.

      As far as your question is concerned, I agree to your observation. But then I’ve also observed that Mothers who have a crying child to console in their arms, do not care a hoot for the world, but are only concerned to stop their young child crying. And for that they show them everything around them and ask them “isn’t it beautiful?” to which sometimes, the young infant, if attracted to whatever is shown, does stop crying.

      Did I make sense there?? πŸ˜‰ If not you could attribute this to the deep sleep I was in while writing this. πŸ˜‰

  4. Many congratulations – good stuff.


  5. Congratulations, Sudhakar.

  6. Himanshu

    That was totally brilliant. The use of italicized text is appropriate and does what it is intended to do to the content of the story.
    Amazing work yet again Sudhi!
    Cheers! πŸ™‚

  7. Aarthi

    Brilliant πŸ™‚
    Good luck annatha πŸ™‚

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