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HIGH ON LIFE
By Neel Anil Panicker
Esther Manuel Gomez was your regular teen, hell bent on exploring life, ever effervescent and knee deep in pranks.
Miss Cheerful always carried with her an infinite number of smiles and laughter that she distributed to all and sundry, especially the needy.
The last when I saw her and that was a couple of years ago, she was breezing past her final year at college while the weekends saw her warming the seat at a beautician’s front desk.
A phone call brought me back to town.
“ She’s dead. Overdose of drugs”.
Everyone was shocked, not least I, her brother.
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