The Beauty of That Tale…
‘… and that was the end of everything he knew as he collapsed with a smile, taking his last breath…’
Chatters were going all around the world when the author managed to put his last post up, thus ending the series.
Everyone kept talking about how great the story was and it was really disappointing that such a story had such an abrupt ending. Obviously, no one wanted to blame it on the beauty of its open ending.
The author, in his closed room, scoffed at the comments that had piled right after he had hit the button. He knew that the moment he started to read those god-awful comments, he will begin to doubt his beautiful masterpiece.
He sighed deeply as he laid back on his hard-steeled bed, thinking about life, of how it could have been. If he had a choice of not being stuck in this dim lit, dilapidated steel box, would his life have been any different?
Being stuck in that mini hell hole, his new life began at the age of twenty-five and thus continued his life sentence that he was thrust into. Not to forget, they had enforced him to live through his earnings being in that room. They didn’t care what he would sit and do in that room. He just had to find a way to get some cash, if he wanted to get his basic necessities through. More the cash he earned, more luxuries were poured on him. Well, minus the debt he owed.
When he was first thrown here, and this ridiculous demand came for him through a letter, he was allowed to ask for something that could make his so-called job easier. They owed him that much at least, considering they are leaving him in a place that was rich in absolute nothing.
So, he asked for a laptop and unlimited WIFI supply, only to have his immediate request to be rejected. So, he kept on whining and begging until his superiors who had a hold over his life, gave in to his demand, but under strict supervision. That seemed obvious, he rolled his eyes.
Once he was given his gifts, his job options widened up and he contemplated on each of them till he agreed that it suited his needs. There were a lot of options and the choice was difficult. Even pornography had seemed to catch his eye. But then he shook his head. That can’t happen. Then people will definitely know who he is. And as far as what he knows, the people above are keeping quiet about his… exceptional case.
He went on looking until he came across a simple one, suiting his needs. Sure, it was a very flaky one, which solely depended on one’s ability and luck towards the balance between success and failure yet, it was something of his style as he was living the reality of the story he could write. This was definitely for him.
Once the excitement hit him, of doing something new, he sat down and immediately started building up the plot of his existing life story.
Which leads to today, the end.
Today the last chapter of his book was put online, and the last word has already been read. His debt has been paid and he has finished the goal he worked forward to. His superiors have no use for him now and so does his fans. The reason for living any more was put to an end.
Two guards came in just as he clicked the option ‘shut down’ on his laptop and got up to greet his guests, only to be roughly ushered out, to the ancient form of death.
If he could have spent some more time, just reading a few of the comments his loving fans had left him. They all wanted him to continue writing the beauty of that tale.