It is well past midnight now and I am here sitting in the railway station with you. Countless earthen pots are lying beside me as you can very well see.
Heyy! Look!—What? Don’t you see?
See that young lady over there, gracefully mixing with darkness at the horizon. She is out my sight now. Fear not! Her silhouette is with me and I will tell her story, yes I am determined now! I will only tell her story!
And you, will you listen?
She was stranger, true, but in this godforsaken place, she became a stranger to herself as well. She felt lonely. Nobody knew her and she knew nobody.
The isolation was eating her by the day
She had no one to say ‘hey’
We are a rational animal they say
A social animal, yes, so was she…but an animal without food
Isn’t that an insult to the neighbourhood?
She didn’t know how this world worked; she was an amateur, a hungry amateur.
Come on let’s get on this train, it’s the last one! We’ll continue our story there. Make sure you put on your woollens properly, it’s chilly.
Ahh! There’s a seat, come.
Whooo does that yuckkkk! Look at that kinky poster and it is stuck with a gum, how cheap is that!
I can never get these people with stupid agendas you know, I mean, how foolish do you think people are huh? To fall for these cheap tricks? The government must do something to protect the innocent people who perhaps are getting fooled by these tricksters every day! My head is so on fire you know, I will write a letter as soon as I get home to the highest of authorities.
I have a LOT of connections!
Ohh! Damn it why isn’t the train moving yet?! I need to have a chat with the driver, pronto!
Come down the platform with me……
I need to talk to the driver about the problems and the damn posters people are sticking, incorrigible!
Oh, your story! I am so sorry, I almost forgot, happens to creative peo—-
Isn’t this that girl??? Yes, it is her!
What is she doing? Is she, OH MY!
She is putting up a poster… it is the same poster…
IT also reads…
RIYA WANTS TO BE FRIENDS
She’s the one who really needs the FRIENDS.
You see I may not be the most popular guy in the world, but I have you as my friend and I am grateful to you for that, and I will be in this year and in the next!
Make friends; talk with people… because you never know who might need one!
Don’t just wish Happy New Year,
Make someone’s New Year, Happy!
CIAO! This train was for the Car-shed anyway.