Hooked! – A Musical Short Story in English
Written by Swati Joshi
July 16, 2018
Sumit and his family are invited for a meeting arranged by common relatives at Arti’s place. Sumit is totally an opposite personality. A handsome, gregarious, clubby and a fun loving guy he is!
As usual, a personal meeting is being arranged between both of them after a while. Everyone in the drawing room has already assumed Sumit’s reply. Arti’s parents have even started thinking about whom to meet next after Sharma family rejects Arti.
“I saw your photos few days back and after today’s meeting, I have to tell you something.” says Sumit.
“Go on. I think I know what it is.” Arti replies in a serene voice.
“No, you might not!” Sumit, with a smile.
“Can I give you something to listen?” Sumit passes a Bluetooth headset.
Bit surprised Arti holds it.
“I couldn’t have made it so clear in such a short time span. Whatever your decision is, tell me afterwards, but for now, this is what I exactly want to convey.” Sumit tells her in a single breath.
Dazed Arti wears the earphones…
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