The writer without paper

In the dark of the night, K would get up thirsty. The first thought to strike him was always the same. Today he would write. Today what he wrote would tell the world he was always a writer. Today he would prove that he was better than most.

The next day, there would a bad dream and he would rise sweating. Horror would stay stuck in the hollow of his throat. The same thought would haunt him. He would lug it with him all day and take it with him to bed. The thought slept in him again that day.

Gradually he grew to love the thought more than being a writer. The burden had now become like the shirt on his back.

He never wrote anything. At least nothing on paper. In his mind, he was the greatest writer alive.

It was a pity no one knew K. And K knew no one. Or may be a blessing. Because K could not write. Not on paper.

K never observed anything. K’s life happened only in his head. K even believed all lives happened in people’s heads. There was nothing in the outside worth believing.

But K wrote many stories. When he turned and tossed in his bed, he would get first sentences. Always first sentences. They were beautiful, again only in his head. When he woke up, they were gone, along with the night.

That’s how K became a writer without paper.

16 responses to “The writer without paper

  1. very very nice. ..


  2. really interesting and very different 🙂


  3. thanks, janani. u are full of compliments today!


  4. thanks, oh published BG, whose book i still havent bought due to a oath not to buy anymore books


  5. ‘K wrote many stories…they were beautiful…When he woke up, they were gone, along with the night’! Intense and beautiful! 🙂


  6. gee, thanks. i guess u are a first comer!


  7. sometimes, there is music and not words that the mind is silently immersed in. what an interesting world we all could live in. my head is full of skilled repartee that has never been uttered. and in a few years, i will have enough material to fill a library. i think we should bring back the traditional ways of imparting knowledge and information, verbally. save paper, save trees.


  8. Nicely written. True for every person with a laidback attitude. Wouldn’t you agree, Mr Nandhu?


  9. I like the helpful information you provide in
    your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right
    here! Best of luck for the next!


  10. Currently it appears like WordPress is the top blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?


  11. It’s awesome designed for me to have a site, which is beneficial for my knowledge. thanks admin


  12. Saved as a favorite, I really like your website!


  13. Narrated very nicely!!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.