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Just Ballooning Away
By Neel Anil Panicker
“Yeah, that’s what I want right now. Me on a hot air balloon, and hoping the wind carts me away from this sickening atmosphere. straight out of this disease stricken stratoshere”.
The contraption hovered briefly, then swayed away to a higher altitude.
We—Shilpi and I—were at the beach, our first ‘date’ after the ‘virus’ inflicted ‘stay at home’ diktat.
“Ever the escapist, aren’t you?!”
The extra edge in my fiance’s voice rattled a wee.
I turned around.
The afternoon sunlight danced on our skins.
Her eyes were a mock.
Was she having second thoughts?
Is it The End, I wondered?
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