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Graduation Ceremony (Fiction 55)

June 14, 2010

Team This post has been published by me as a team member of Tiger Trails Team for the SUPER 5 round of Bloggers Premier League (BPL) – The first ever unique, elite team blogging event in the history of blogging world. To catch the BPL action and also be part of future editions and other contests, visit and register at Cafe GingerChai


Today is my Convocation. My parents are with me to celebrate the determination with which I overcame drug problems and passed law school.

They announce my name. Everyone applauds. My parents crane their neck to get a better view.

I am lying on the bathroom floor, my forearm punctured, in my last attempt to celebrate.


Note: Even though the photo of Convocation is of my college and my batch mates, it does not, in any way, imply any link between the fiction and my college. Copyrights vest with the respective authors of both the images.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. Sudhakar permalink
    June 14, 2010 8:05 am

    Awesome. My fave 55-er. The impact of the last line is spectacular, for the lack of a better word. 😀 Go Tiger…

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 14, 2010 1:03 pm

      You are too generous with your compliments; in this round, I will have to carry forth your legacy of last round in topping the 55F category! Huge responsibility 🙂

      Thank you very much 🙂

  2. June 14, 2010 8:33 am

    You know drugs are not necessarily bad – narcotics are or substance abuse is bad.
    I noticed the disclaimer as well.

    good stuff.!

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 14, 2010 1:14 pm

      You are right there… Of course, I had to add the disclaimer when I realised I have said “law school” and was using my own Convo pics! 😉

  3. June 14, 2010 8:41 am

    Good one!!!

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 15, 2010 2:29 pm

      Really? I myself thought it was pathetic! Ask my team members whom I asked to review! Thanks 🙂

  4. June 14, 2010 11:56 am

    I liked the way you have linked parents, education and drugs in 55 words

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 15, 2010 7:19 pm

      (grinning broadly) Thanks, Mahesh 🙂

  5. June 14, 2010 1:08 pm

    Nicely done…shows that not all is perfect as it seems. Good luck with BPL!

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 15, 2010 7:20 pm

      Yes, especially in substance abuse… Thank you so much!

  6. June 14, 2010 3:01 pm

    Good one!!
    All the best for the contest!
    Cheers 🙂

  7. mrunmayee permalink
    June 14, 2010 3:20 pm

    very niiice misha!!!

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 15, 2010 7:11 pm

      Thanks, Mrun for dropping by 🙂 Do visit more often…

  8. June 14, 2010 3:36 pm

    The craving never ends, does it?
    Beautifully penned.

  9. June 14, 2010 5:02 pm

    Some habits never leave us, no matter how much we try.
    Good one! 🙂

  10. June 14, 2010 10:01 pm

    The last line is a gem!

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 16, 2010 11:51 am

      Thanks 🙂 Welcome and do drop by more often 🙂

  11. June 15, 2010 12:17 am

    This is clearly the BEST 55-er of all!! Still gives me the shivers, though I’ve read it umpteen times earlier!!!!!!

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 15, 2010 5:27 pm

      That’s some real honour you have bestowed upon me, fellow Tiger 🙂 All I can say is I am humbled 🙂 I am proud of my team members 🙂

  12. June 15, 2010 2:52 pm

    sad story nicely told….all the best :))

  13. June 15, 2010 4:24 pm

    good stuff 🙂 Best wishes

  14. June 16, 2010 3:10 pm

    and somebody had said this was a pathetic attempt at 55er 😛

    Go tiger..hopefully we will defend this title 😉 good luck ji 🙂

    • debosmita permalink*
      June 21, 2010 4:05 pm

      I thought it was pathetic till Pal complimented it strongly 🙂


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