Three Line Tales, Week 83
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By Neel Anil Panicker
Dear Papa, Waiting for you. Do come home fast. Have prepared some very colourful paper boats. Will be fun when we row them in the waters.
Arnab, drenched to the gills in his office overalls, read the message that flashed on his cellphone; smiled at the innocence of ten-year-olds; and gingerly walked ahead, humming a famous Bollywood rain song, his expectant eyes behind thick rimmed spectacles lightning up brighter than a 100 watt bulb.
It was too late when he saw the gaping mouth of a manhole, and down he went, head first, swallowed by a killer drain, yet another hapless victim drowned in Mumbai’s flash floods.
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