Saturday, 3 August 2019

Youthful musings



"Just look outside your window, boys. There's all the inspiration an artist would ever need! Go on, take your pick from Mother Nature's treasure trove and bring it alive in your drawing books! Come on, now, what are you waiting for!" Mr. B gushed excitedly as he encouraged his class of young boys, his eyes dancing behind his thick-rimmed glasses, his face aglow with the unmistakable joy that came from teaching art.

Vicky yawned.

"Yaar, this old man B is such a bore, with all that look-out-of-your-windows crap! This damn art class is a bore! Every goddamned thing here is a BLOODY BORE!!"  he groaned, inwardly.

No amount of enthusiasm that Mr. B exuded could ever get Vicky all revved up about art, of all the subjects. His favourite subject of all time was... ahem... GIRLS!


 Still, he turned around to look outside.

"Well, well, for the love of God, what DO we have outside our GODDAMNED window?? Lemme see. Hmmmmm....There's Ananya in her above-the-knees short uniform...Sweet Lord! Tossing her silky, long hair this way and that, oooh!  Trying to attract NAKUL'S attention...OF ALL THE EFFING GUYS?? Bah! As if that nerd's gonna look at a GIRL! Why wouldn't you try ME instead, baby? I am available!  Ahhh, anyway, what else do we have here? Mmmm...Oh man! There's sexy Jo--MY sexy Jo--with her twinkling eyes... ah, now here's something worth watching!  My Jo, with those uber-sexy dimples, smiling at...wait, WHO IS THAT she is batting her eyelids at? Is that Vishal from 11 B? That douche bag oughta know better than to flirt with MY girl! Oh, when will this stupid class get over and when will I go thrash the life out of that loser? GODDAMNIT!!" Vicky thumped exasperatedly on his desk as he cursed aloud, shaking the entire class out of its reverie.


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*I am participating in the #WordsMatter Blog Hop.
I received this tag from Roshan Radhakrishnan of Godyears
It's my pleasure to pass on the tag to Pooja Priyamvada of Second Thoughts First

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37 comments:

  1. Wow!! That was honestly as youthful a musing as it could ever get! You totally got the pulse of the youthful rant, Shilpa! Great take on the prompt!

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  2. Ladakpan ke kisse!!
    I hope Vicky gets some sense to not go and thrash that innocent guy who has made no folly. Were you a naughty teenager (in your head) in any way because you did get into the head of this boy :D

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    1. haha..nahi re Anu. I was a complete bhondu type of a girl--when little as well as when a teen. But, thanks so much! I am glad I could do this like a typical teen!

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    2. Of course she was..and I think she is still naughty ;-)

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  3. Another comment since I forgot to mention yours is the unique take on the prompt :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I wanted to revive my fiction blog, Anu. And, the first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt was that I would do a fiction post. ;)

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  4. Oh the travails of those teenage years.

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    1. I know, right! All those day dreams and those fantasies! ;)

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  5. Oh the anguish of the teenage hearts - you brought some really funny memories of school days alive for me Shilpa

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  6. This is by far one of the different and fresh take on the prompt from what I read till now. It brought smile on my face and also few memories to make me feel nostalgic:-)

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    1. It made me nostalgic writing it, Keerthi. Thanks for reading! :)

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  7. Hehe... I remember feeling so jealous in much the same way as this during my school days... oh man. In hindsight, how insignificant it is now but back then it would consume days at end!!

    Godyears.net

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    1. Oh yes. back then these matters of the heart were the centre of our universe! :)

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  8. Arey I didn't know you hung here too. Totally loved your take - the most youthful and fun piece of writing I read today.

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    1. Aww...thanks so much, Tulika! Yes, I hang around here, too, and love this space. Writing this piece was super fun for me, too! :)

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  9. Hey I didn’t recognise the new you ! Loved this new Shilp

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  10. Wow, thats such a wonderful musing you caught there..you really nailed on the youth language, feelings and everything to name

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  11. aha, that's a different window today, which bought the school college memories and ground view back. Wonderful & youthful view outside the window.

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    1. Yes, Pragun. Different windows, different views and some fun! Thank you for reading! :)

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  12. So glad you're back to writing fiction. This was such a insight into the mind of a teenage boy! Loved it, Shilpa.

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    1. As I said, it was super fun writing this piece, Corinne! Thanks for the prompt, and now waiting for the next prompt :)

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  13. Oh Gosh! Haha. That was a fun take on the prompt. So loved it! Thanks for participating in the bloghop. Hope you had fun!

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    1. Thank you Shalini! Yes, I had super fun participating in this Blog Hop and am looking forward to the next one now. <3

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  14. Hahahaha, those teenage years and the crushes and jealousy! Nostalgia alert! :)

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    1. Yes! What sort of madness we indulged in! :P
      Thank you for reading, Soumya!

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  15. hahaha... oh the school days. So many funny memories. Enjoyed reading this post.

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    1. Thank you so much, Raj! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  16. Yeh tera kaun sa blog hai??? never knew about this one...but oooo la la..kya sexy story hai..you wrote exactly the way millenials talk..so cool this one is..I loved the naughty quirky aspect of this story...loved this naughty side of your writing Shilpz..looking forward to more such stories from you...Archies ka Indian version likh daal dear..love and hugs

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    1. Hey! SO sorry for being so late in replying, B.
      This is an old blog which is for fiction only. There are times when I feel like writing something totally different, so for those times, I come here.
      Thanks so much re! I enjoyed writing it too!

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  17. I enjoyed reading the youthful thoughts of millennial. A quirky one.

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  18. Ha ha! This was fun and Shilpa, I never knew about this blog of yours. Or I may have forgotten. You made this so real. Good post!

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    1. Thank you, Parul!
      This is an old blog, meant for fiction pieces that come to my mind sometimes.

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