neelwrites/lockdownindiastories/day24/realisticfiction/17/04/2020

# DAY24         LOCKDOWN INDIA STORIES

#FACTMEETSFICTION

HERE, HEAR IT FROM THE FAIRIES

By Neel Anil Panicker

The other day I eves dropped on a conversation between two fairies.

Here’s what I heard:

FAIRY 1 (F1): Hey buddy, have you noticed something? What’s with human beings nowadays? Have they taken a vow of  abstinence or what? No going out, no parties, no mall hopping, no holding hands, no pushing, no shoving, no nothing”.

FAIRY 2 (F2): Yeah, true. I too have noticed. In fact the house where I stay, the guys have gone bonkers. The lady of the house has locked her husband inside a room.  Poor fellow, he is not allowed to even peep out through the window. From my wanton perch on the wall clock, I watch him do nothing but stare into the wall whole day. All he does is sleep, stare, eat…sleep, stare, eat. Poor fellow, they even push his food in a disposable plate through a small slit. As if he were a caged animal. And truth be told. That’s what he is; or has become of late. And double guess what! he never gets to eat that which he loves the most—meat. They say…

F1: I know. Same the story at my place. In fact here it is worse. Locked up in her room  is the lady, a fat assed virago with a poison dipped tongue who used to spend all her waking hours berating and bullying  her henpecked husband, a kind hearted man whose head was ever buried in the daily newspaper. This woman now kills her days and nights locked in her room while the hubby cooks for the two. To add to the misery, I heard the old chap tell the servant, a frail young woman who used to come with two little kids in tow, and was ever  coughing and sneezing not to come. He was…

F2: Hey, sorry to interject. Speaking of coughing and sneezing, last night I overheard my landlord speak on the phone with someone and he was using cuss words, cursing some virus for all this…He was saying…

F1: COVID19. Yes, it’s on TV. Where I stay, they have the TV on 24/7. And I heard this horrible looking lady anchor who reminded me of Dracula screaming her lungs out. She was shouting about some deadly contagion that has men, women, and children dropping dead like flies all over the world.  Do you have any idea where this disease has come from, mate?

F2: Well, yes and no! As the TV is on where I am put up, I too get to hear various conflicting reports about its origin. There’s this guy who keeps coming and shouting ‘The nation wants to know….the nation wants to know.

F1: So, tell me, what has he to say?

F2: Well, everyday  he herds some 5 or 6 people to his studio, and then goes about abusing every single one of them. He never allows them to speak. And if anyone ever dares to open his mouth, he calls them ‘anti-national, Congress stooge, spineless et al. Once he even jumped from his chair and rushed to one man, some big shot I believe, and shouted ‘you obsequious scurrilous beef eating Neanderthal. That was the first I was really scared. I thought he was going to throttle the poor fellow, some state level minister I  believe.

F1: Phew! That was a mouthful! Does the man even know what he is speaking?

F2: Well, he claims to be the nation’s conscience keeper. The other day I heard him spewing venom on some guy who somehow he kept calling ‘Pappu’ and dim wit and retarded and what not!’ I was relieved when the lady of the house switched channels. Because I got to low some real stuff. Got to know that this virus originated from some place called China and also that there human beings eat dogs and cats and rats  and monkeys  and even bats and maybe that’s how they got infected and that there is some big group that the keep saying as WHO that keeps popping up in conversations and that according to this WHO almost a lakh and half have died and ten times more humans are on course to die in another six months if proper measures are not taken”.

F1: Hmmm…looks this is bad time to be a human being. We are lucky to be fairies, isn’t it?

F2: Oh yes, very lucky indeed. I overheard the lady where I am put up that Muslims are responsible for bringing the virus and that they should be all thrown into some place called Pakistan. Wonder where this place is?

F1: I guess I have an inkling Because this ‘nation wants to know’ man keeps taking this name and accuses Pakistan of having brought the virus to India as part of a ‘grand evil design to wipe out India’.

F2: Wonder what low level species are these human beings. I heard that human beings are spitting on other human beings. Saw it on TV the other day. A group of doctors and nurses were spat upon and chased down the streets and hospital corridors by some men who were wearing tiny skull caps and looked very menacing in their salt and pepper flowing beards and thick set red blood eyes.

F1: I always knew these humans were evil creatures and never knew how to be cordial and live peacefully with their own kind.

F2: True, my friend. Just hope this virus thing makes then realise their follies and they turn humble enough to know that they don’t own anything on this Earth. That they know that there are bigger, more powerful forces at play and the only way to survive and stop themselves from going extinct is to humbly bow down before higher unseen powers.

F1: Yes, my dear soul sister. This is the worst time to be a human being. They are at real of being wiped off the face of Mother Earth. Let’s pray for these poor stupid hubristic human beings. Let’s hope that they come to their senses very quickly and learn to abide by the laws of Nature.

#neelanilpanicker #covid19 #virus #realiticfictio

 

# DAY24         LOCKDOWN INDIA STORIES

#FACTMEETSFICTION

HERE, HEAR IT FROM THE FAIRIES

By Neel Anil Panicker

The other day I eves dropped on a conversation between two fairies.

Here’s what I heard:

FAIRY 1 (F1): Hey buddy, have you noticed something? What’s with human beings nowadays? Have they taken a vow of  abstinence or what? No going out, no parties, no mall hopping, no holding hands, no pushing, no shoving, no nothing”.

FAIRY 2 (F2): Yeah, true. I too have noticed. In fact the house where I stay, the guys have gone bonkers. The lady of the house has locked her husband inside a room.  Poor fellow, he is not allowed to even peep out through the window. From my wanton perch on the wall clock, I watch him do nothing but stare into the wall whole day. All he does is sleep, stare, eat…sleep, stare, eat. Poor fellow, they even push his food in a disposable plate through a small slit. As if he were a caged animal. And truth be told. That’s what he is; or has become of late. And double guess what! he never gets to eat that which he loves the most—meat. They say…

F1: I know. Same the story at my place. In fact here it is worse. Locked up in her room  is the lady, a fat assed virago with a poison dipped tongue who used to spend all her waking hours berating and bullying  her henpecked husband, a kind hearted man whose head was ever buried in the daily newspaper. This woman now kills her days and nights locked in her room while the hubby cooks for the two. To add to the misery, I heard the old chap tell the servant, a frail young woman who used to come with two little kids in tow, and was ever  coughing and sneezing not to come. He was…

F2: Hey, sorry to interject. Speaking of coughing and sneezing, last night I overheard my landlord speak on the phone with someone and he was using cuss words, cursing some virus for all this…He was saying…

F1: COVID19. Yes, it’s on TV. Where I stay, they have the TV on 24/7. And I heard this horrible looking lady anchor who reminded me of Dracula screaming her lungs out. She was shouting about some deadly contagion that has men, women, and children dropping dead like flies all over the world.  Do you have any idea where this disease has come from, mate?

F2: Well, yes and no! As the TV is on where I am put up, I too get to hear various conflicting reports about its origin. There’s this guy who keeps coming and shouting ‘The nation wants to know….the nation wants to know.

F1: So, tell me, what has he to say?

F2: Well, everyday  he herds some 5 or 6 people to his studio, and then goes about abusing every single one of them. He never allows them to speak. And if anyone ever dares to open his mouth, he calls them ‘anti-national, Congress stooge, spineless et al. Once he even jumped from his chair and rushed to one man, some big shot I believe, and shouted ‘you obsequious scurrilous beef eating Neanderthal. That was the first I was really scared. I thought he was going to throttle the poor fellow, some state level minister I  believe.

F1: Phew! That was a mouthful! Does the man even know what he is speaking?

F2: Well, he claims to be the nation’s conscience keeper. The other day I heard him spewing venom on some guy who somehow he kept calling ‘Pappu’ and dim wit and retarded and what not!’ I was relieved when the lady of the house switched channels. Because I got to low some real stuff. Got to know that this virus originated from some place called China and also that there human beings eat dogs and cats and rats  and monkeys  and even bats and maybe that’s how they got infected and that there is some big group that the keep saying as WHO that keeps popping up in conversations and that according to this WHO almost a lakh and half have died and ten times more humans are on course to die in another six months if proper measures are not taken”.

F1: Hmmm…looks this is bad time to be a human being. We are lucky to be fairies, isn’t it?

F2: Oh yes, very lucky indeed. I overheard the lady where I am put up that Muslims are responsible for bringing the virus and that they should be all thrown into some place called Pakistan. Wonder where this place is?

F1: I guess I have an inkling Because this ‘nation wants to know’ man keeps taking this name and accuses Pakistan of having brought the virus to India as part of a ‘grand evil design to wipe out India’.

F2: Wonder what low level species are these human beings. I heard that human beings are spitting on other human beings. Saw it on TV the other day. A group of doctors and nurses were spat upon and chased down the streets and hospital corridors by some men who were wearing tiny skull caps and looked very menacing in their salt and pepper flowing beards and thick set red blood eyes.

F1: I always knew these humans were evil creatures and never knew how to be cordial and live peacefully with their own kind.

F2: True, my friend. Just hope this virus thing makes then realise their follies and they turn humble enough to know that they don’t own anything on this Earth. That they know that there are bigger, more powerful forces at play and the only way to survive and stop themselves from going extinct is to humbly bow down before higher unseen powers.

F1: Yes, my dear soul sister. This is the worst time to be a human being. They are at real of being wiped off the face of Mother Earth. Let’s pray for these poor stupid hubristic human beings. Let’s hope that they come to their senses very quickly and learn to abide by the laws of Nature.

#neelanilpanicker #covid19 #virus #realiticfiction

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