Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Because Of Eva




As a young child, Ryan lost his parents in a car accident. Eva was her neighbor then. Ryan was moved to a foster home and had a very troubled childhood. It was Eva's letters, counsel and financial support that saw him through the college. After college Ryan took up teaching literature at the university and became busy in his family. He then went on to become a successful author. All the while though he remained out of touch with Eva but thanked her for the role she played in nurturing him at a difficult moment in his life. Later he wrote his autobiography and dedicated it to Eva. He decided to meet her to give her a copy of the book.

When he went to meet her at her old house, he was told by the neighbors that Eva is critically ill with cancer. Shocked, he cursed himself for having abandoned her. Finally he located her in a hospital room in her dying moments. Though she could barely talk, she did recognize him and could hear him. Grief stricken, he read her the dedication of his autobiography "Because of Eva" to her and then saw her demise with a happy and peaceful expression on her face and a copy of the book in her hands.


P.S :This story is for the "Tell a Tale" blog . It has a picture around which a story has to be written. This is my take on the prompt for week #4.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice

dreamer said...

Good to see you after a long time......nice attempt......Keep writing!!

Shravan said...

sneha, i am angry at u [X(]
grrrr....
i was supposed to be the first commenter i was supposed to appreciate this piece..
wondering why?

when i sat to write the comment down, it said, only invited readers can comment..

grr..

so here it is my word,
well written. and i loved the formation, and the conclusion..

abhisheksardar said...

nice and short.

good attempt.

Arv said...

am left speechless...

loved it da... very touching...

take care.. cheers...

pisku said...

Well written!!!
I put an entry for this one too!

Bindhu Unny said...

Touching!
:-)

Pallav said...

Very well Sneha...thts so beautifully narrated...

Tocuhing....
:)
Pallav

Shravan said...

Quick Info,
sneha, you are awarded at the obnoxious mind, and i hope that you accept it. here is the link :
http://obnoxiousmind.blogspot.com/2009/04/mcb-award.html

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

ahhh! nice!!!
really really nice!
great conceptualisation for the pic, pretty apt! loved it!

Sneha said...

hello Anonymous,dreamer,abhishek,arv
thanks for the encouragement .:)
have a nice day:)

Sneha said...

Hey shravan
I am sorry :)

Sneha said...

@pisku ,Bindu and pallav
thank u so much.:)

Sneha said...

@ Bikram
Dhyanyavaad .:)

et said...

Hi sneha
First time on your blog!:)
The story was short but enough to take anyone's heart. I enjoyed reading it.
Keep writing!

Harshita said...

Its beautiful... and to spin a story around a picture is really a tough task and u did full justice to it...

Wish you were more frequent on the blog... its a pleasure to read u.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

All the while though he remained out of touch with Eva
Why ?
Otherwise story is emotional and I felt the pain. :(

Sneha said...

@ harshita
tanku jee :)

@ Hobo
first thing word count was 300
second may be biwi bachcho or carrier ney jaeda hee busy kar diya hoga .:)

Sneha said...

sorry for typo * career .:)

Nik said...

hey..nice attempt! i made one too here too!!

hope to see you around there!!

Kartz said...

Poignant. And beautifully narrated.

So good to see a composition from you at long last. Trust things are fine at your end.

Tc.

Peace. be well.

---
A couple of awards waiting on my blog. Do collect them when you have the time.

Shravan said...
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tinkerbell said...

tell-a-tale blog.. wow!! i've been missin so much on blogs ville!! nice tale !

Sneha said...

Hi Nik
Thanks for the read. will visit your blog for sure.:)

Sneha said...

Thanks kartz,
Everything is fine at my end was a little busy with my college.:)

Sneha said...

@Tinkerbell
welcome.:)
I Like your name. If I am not wrong its on a name of a fairy.:)

Shravan said...

Now In Obnoxious Mind

Sneha said...

@ Et
Thanks and welcome to my blog.:)
Have a nice day.:)

My wOrLd... said...

nice.....writtn very well....
nd da snap u posted is frm "twilight" movie and its a guy on the bed....:D
its okay......jus wantd u 2 noe....
sorry.....was out of "mind" for a long time....dunno whn wil i read regulrly....bt wil surely read ol ur posts....
takecare....
god bless.....
keep writin....

Kartz said...

Good to hear from you again...

Take care, and good luck!

Peace.

Suyog said...

hi sneha

read ur post for the first time......and now i m blog rolling you..i hope that says it ALL ABOUT UR POST !!!

SHORT AND SWEET ..THODA "EMO" TYPES THA....BUT ACCHA tha

keep writing :)

manivannan said...

hi sneha

A touching story...wonderfully narrated!! Loved this tell-a-tale concept.

Hope you doing well. I liked the colour of your blog. It's awesome!

Keep writing more!

*smiles*

PULKIT said...

read ur blog!
liked the work here... glad to see u as a participant @ TAT too :)

regards
PULKIT
(http://19goes20.blogspot.com)
hopin to see u as a visitor at mine sometime :)

Anonymous said...

hello Sneha
you rock

Sneha said...

@ Rugma
Blogging is not our life its a part of our life so Take good care of yourself and do what you feel the best.
Love Sneha

Sneha said...

@ kartz
Thanks for good luck wish i am always in need of them.
Take care.:)
have a nice day.:)

Sneha said...

@ Suyog,
Thanks for the read. Thoda nahi jaeda hee filmi tha.:)
bollywood ka asar.;)

Sneha said...

@ mani
Thanks my friend. To teel You the truth Blue was my brother's fav color so i like all shades of blue. That way i feel nearer to him.:)

Sneha said...

@ Pulkit
Thanks will surely visit your blog.
have a nice day.:)

Sneha said...

@ Anonymous jeeeeeee
Thanks .:)