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Fantastic Friday Fiction – III

February 19, 2010

I am back this Friday with one more Fiction 55.

55 Fiction is a micro-fiction within a word limit of 55 words, containing the following four elements: a setting; one or more character(s); conflict; and a resolution. Fiction 55s are usually dramatized so as to get the maximum effect within the restricted word limit.



It was pin drop silence everywhere. I looked around and saw their faces, taut with tension. All eyes were fixed on him unblinkingly.

He looked up at the setting sun and started to run.

A shout; the finger went up; the stadium roared together.

India won the Test match at the last moment.


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This is to celebrate the stupendous win of India against South Africa at Eden Gardens yesterday. This is not the best fiction 55, but I hope it conveyed the last moment tension of the spectators; and the sense of pride at being able to retain the numero uno position among all the Test-playing nations. This is also a tribute to Bhajji, the awesome but oft-misunderstood player, who always wears his heart on his sleeves 🙂

11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2010 9:03 pm

    man that was some tense last few moments…gripping was redefined.

    I will never forget Amla for the rest of my life.

    • debosmita permalink*
      February 22, 2010 10:34 am

      I think Amla redefined Test match batting and derserved both the MoM & MoS awards..

  2. February 20, 2010 1:12 pm

    Ha! That was a great way of celebrating the victory – dedicating a 55 fiction. 🙂
    One of the best test matches I’ve ever seen so far.

    • debosmita permalink*
      February 22, 2010 10:37 am

      I was itching to write a 55 fiction and the memory of the test match was fresh.. so there was a ready-made topic at hand 😉

      I was particularly interested in this one bcos I was at the grounds on the first day and hence followed cricinfo closely for the rest of the days, when I was in office…

  3. February 20, 2010 9:13 pm

    hey awesome post! a message-filled story in 55 words. impressive:))

    • debosmita permalink*
      February 22, 2010 10:37 am

      hey, welcome and thank u so much 🙂 glad that u liked it..

  4. February 20, 2010 10:50 pm

    I predicted the win beforehand, somehow my predictions always are coming true in tests 😀

  5. February 24, 2010 6:02 pm

    Perhaps you should try to write about the moments before defeat, always a better read.

    • debosmita permalink*
      February 27, 2010 2:06 pm

      Hey, welcome to my blog.. and a good suggestion; surely will try it out 🙂

  6. February 27, 2010 12:38 pm

    That really a good post !! Your post reminded me of the victorious match ..but hey that was not a fiction , it happened in real !!!!! 🙂

    • debosmita permalink*
      February 27, 2010 2:07 pm

      Thank you 🙂 It surely was a fact but the way it was presented was Fiction 55 😉 hence I took the liberty to call it Fiction 🙂

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