All is well that ENDS well!

It was nearly quarter to eight, and Rahul was getting late for school. He had missed the school bus as usual and was now waiting for his dad to get ready and drop him to school on his way to office.

“DAD! Please hurry up! Just twenty minutes left for the school gate to close”

His dad wasn’t the one to get moved by that. He had become sick and tired of telling Rahul to get ready on time. Moreover, the petrol wasted on these everyday trips to his school which was totally in the opposite direction, was something he didn’t approve of in this pitiless inflation.

“Oh god! Madam Rita would eat me up if I reach late again today.” Rahul was getting impatient in the mean time.

Finally, his dad was all set and ready to go.Relieved, Rahul hurriedly jumped into the car, even before his dad could take it out of the garage! Then He looked at his watch. Sixteen minutes to go.

“Faster,faster..Buck up..buck up my boy!” Rahul chanted breathlessly.

They would have reached just half way ,when all of a sudden,the car jerked and and came to a halt. Unfortunately, They had run out of fuel.

“Oh fish! What else can happen now?!” Rahul screamed.

Seeing his face, Rahul’s dad advised him to catch a rickshaw and go. As luck would have it, there was no rickshaw,taxi or anything in sight at the moment. So, Rahul decided it was better walk to school than waiting there.He walked and walked, hoping he’ll find a ride on the way. Tired,he looked again at the watch: 12 minutes to go!

Thankfully ,the school wasn’t far off now. Still, seeing the way his day was going, he didn’t want to take chances and so, he blindly sprinted in school’s direction. Just then a car whizzed past him,so fast that it nearly threw him off balance.

“Are you blind,you idiot?!” Rahul burst out.

But as he looked carefully in its direction, he noticed smoke coming out of the car’s dicky. It wasn’t much, but still the car was on fire! He started screaming for the driver to halt and take notice.He ran after the car as fast as he could and soon, nearby people also joined him, all yelling at the driver to stop. So now you could see a number of people, running behind a car madly and screaming all the way.

Finally, the driver took notice and halted.After all the commotion and confusion, it came out that the  driver was using gas cylinder as fuel for his car,which had caused the fire. Rahul didn’t have time to go more into details, as a look at his watch warned him that only five minutes were left.

” Oh shit! ”  Again,the mad race to school resumed.

All the way, Rahul prayed to god not to let madam Rita strike off his name from extempore contest, to be held in first period!

At last, he reached. But the gatekeeper was closing  the gate! Rahul swiftly slid past him into the school premises. Panting and falling, he reached his classroom. Luckily, madam Rita was busy making everyone stand quietly in a queue to go to the auditorium for extempore contest. Taking advantage of the opportunity,he quickly sneaked into the line, and thanked god all the way to the auditorium.

His hearty was still thumping wildly from all the stress,when he occupied his seat beside other contestants, as the first contestant for the day. He was least expecting what happened next:

The topic on which Rahul had to speak for a whole minute was- ‘Oil and natural gas-an extricable part of our lives today.’

Don’t you think one minute would be too short for our dear Rahul?!

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  2. Don't Get Wasted · January 19, 2015

    Real Good!
    Thumbs Up!!


  3. Faraday's Candle · January 22, 2015

    ha! You have a way with words girl! Versatile Blogger recipient?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hargun Wahi · January 22, 2015

      not yet..but yes,someday i’m gonna be for sure. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      • Faraday's Candle · January 22, 2015

        My blog will show you what steps to take to accept your nomination! Congrats!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Hargun Wahi · January 22, 2015

          oh thank you so much dear!
          but here’s a secret: I’m still in the process of diversifying..BUT THANKS really for showing confidence in me at this stage and finding me eligible.YOU’R in for a surprise 😉


  4. sculpturesteph · February 1, 2015

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award
    It’s hard work but well worth it…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Fimnora Westcaw · February 19, 2015

    I enjoyed your story! I was wondering how it might end, and it was very clever! Just goes to show how things happen for reasons we can’t even imagine. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Aquileana · March 4, 2015

    Great writing! Thanks for sharing! … . I am wishing you a great day ahead! ⭐ Aquileana 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Prateek Kohli · April 4, 2015

    What started with an everyday situation, progressed to become an adventure and ended with a smile. Beautiful thread of emotions you weave. Great to read 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hargun Wahi · April 4, 2015

      Glad i made you smile
      This story was composed as a response to daily prompt: connect the dots
      And the theme I got was : oil and natural gas
      See how I weaved such a topic into a story :p
      Thanks a lot for reading 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Prateek Kohli · April 4, 2015

        Haha yes I read that and your struggle to find a book with page 82 which also had English written 😀
        You are a natural author for sure. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        • Hargun Wahi · April 4, 2015

          It was definitely my a task to find a book with page numbered ’82’

          Liked by 1 person

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