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I always had this amateur script-writer in me, who grappled to break free from the shackles, come out and hog the limelight. Tired of muting its shrieks for almost a decade, finally I declared to myself, “Enough is Enough.” Time has arrived to allow this inner voice an eruption. So, here I am, ready to blossom into an able story-teller. Agreed I am taking a risk, but as they say, ‘great accomplishments stem from great risks.’
From now onwards, you will be entertained to different chapters of my ‘debut story’ every week and do let me know if you liked it or not. Your comments will be the deciding factor about whether I have it in myself to become a script-writer of some repute. Here goes my debut attempt………
A nine year old boy named Derrick remains confined to the four walls of his house in an alienated village, where the walking out under the sun-lit sky has been banned due to the terrifying incidents that occurred (or the villagers think say) centuries ago. Dead silence prevails during the days; so downtrodden are the reual folk by the omnipresent fear. Generations have flown by since anyone basked in the glory of sunlight. The myth goes around, anyone who goes out when the sun dangles on the blue expanse, never comes back, his soul becomes an eternal servant of the devil.
The villagers firmly stick to their safe dwellings during the days and discover courage to walk out after the sun completely sinks down. Their sense of fear is so profound that they have nailed black opaque sheets to their windows to prohibit any ray of sun light from sneaking in.
Pleasant images of sun often run in Derrick’s charged up mind. It seems as if God has made him fearless, in contrast to the villagers, for whom talking or thinking about the sun is a taboo. However, oblivious to their deep-rooted fears, Derek is a free-thinker. He imagines the sun in all sorts of shapes- rectangular, oval and triangular.
I have titled this story as- ‘The Boy Who Walked Out.’ Here ends the part 1, I will roll out the further parts every week until it concludes. Your feedback will be a priceless impetus for me to improve further and keep on engaging you.