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July 14, 2010

Jack and Jill


This is a tale about the life of Jill.

Well, you can’t call it a story, to be precise. Then again, Jill’s life wasn’t much of a life, to be honest.

Once upon a time, Jill met Jack. They weren’t brother and sister as the silly old nursery rhyme made us believe when we were kids. They were stupid, immature teenagers. And once again, they were NOT brother and sister. But that’s ok, coz Santa Claus, Big Foot and the Tooth Fairy still exist.

Jill was a valedictorian of the class of ’86 and Jack, well, he was a high school drop-out. With his unfair means he eventually became really very rich. They got married in due course. They had a wonderful mansion. It was decorated with beautiful lacy curtains, carpeted hardwood floors, a well maintained lawn, and they even had a washing machine! Soon, Jill gave birth to twin girls. It was a happy moment. But a short lived one. Jack ran off with the nurse who helped her deliver the twins.

But Jill, she was one strong willed person. She promised herself never to let her daughters miss having a father in their lives. She worked very hard. She took Josie to her gymnastics practice and Michelle to her ballet recitals. She was still very beautiful. She still could fit into her 28' pants from four years ago. She was in perfect shape. She went to church every Sunday. She knew God loved her.

One day, she was killed in a road accident. It was the driver’s mistake. He wasn’t drunk. But such accidents happen. Life is strange. Just like that.

It rained very heavily at her funeral. But she wasn’t affected. She was peaceful and dry in her Hardwood Mahogany coffin.

Jack never attended the funeral. He never came. But, the father of her twin girls did. He even brought her gorgeous flowers.

I guess, even posthumously, closure is closure.
The morals of her story are half chanced. So are everyone else’s.

62 Mississippi:

A. K. said...

WOW! This is amazing.. Yeah life sure is weird. The ending is brilliant! Loved reading every bit of it.

Schools should teach kids more realistic stuffs instead of fairytale.. You know, prepare them to face the real world!

Sabina said...

Do watch it, it's amazing ;)) And I'll find out about Eclipse today, going to watch it w friends :))

Anonymous Someone said...

interesting read

sanely insane said...

bloody well written...sad but surreal

Scribbling Girl said...

Very beautifully written....it's sad but a worth read......ofcourse nothing achieves its closure completely in one's life and thats the irony of life!

Love,

Shantanu said...

Ya.. closure is closure, no matter what way.!! But the way one is, jill is, contended surely matters.!

Stay happy girl.! :)

Okie said...

Great story. I love this new perspective. Very fun read.

Splurgerina said...

Absolutely loved your treatment of Jack and Jill..it kind of reminded me of this seminar I attended back in college where they discussed the gruesome, violent hidden meaning and history behind most nursery rhymes! Here's one for Jack and Jill if you're interested - http://bit.ly/dkqjgP

Btw have you ever thought of compiling all your writings in a book? You should!

Cinderella said...

Okay I'm gonna sound like a douchebag here...but I hope I got it right when I thought "so Jack and the twin's father are 2 diff ppl?"

Loved the story anyhow!

Meher....all out to explore..!! said...

Woa..who would have ever thought of this version.
Loved it.makes more sense than jack and jill falling off a hill.

Pooja said...

So realistic! Loved it, thoroughly!

Beautifully written..!

Crazy Diamond said...

ife does that. shocks us. we live in a dream world that if a person is a lovely human being, he/she won't have to go through such tragedies in life but everyone does...we blame God..call him unfair. the fact is...as you said..its not fantasy. its real life. and shit happens to lovely humanbeings too..

i liked the story!

Vinnie said...

kya twist maara hain!

can be made into a movie script...

Harini said...

Very realistic. Beautifully written.

Prutha said...

very well written!!

http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

follow if u like what u see?

xoxo

Purple PIRATE said...

yes its really good....loved it


PP

♥ ♥Duchess ♥ ♥ said...

u write so well......!!!!!
hugs

Ria said...

Loved this version!!

Persis Shah said...

ur words leave me amazed, speechless and craving some more!

happy weekend dearie!

Persis

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

OH.MY.GOSH. Girl, how you weaved the suspense!! Way to go!

Pavitra .... said...

@ A.K:
Thanks a ton dear! Yes, the kids should be aware of realistic stuff too...But kids these days are real smart.. :)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Sabina:
Yes I will...Eclipse is really good...Do watch it!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Anonymous Someone:
Thank you..!

Pavitra .... said...

@ sanely insane:
Thank you so much! Yes, it is sad that bad things happen to good people...

Pavitra .... said...

@ Scribbling Girl:
Thank you very much! You're right...You can never achieve complete closure...

Pavitra .... said...

@ Shantanu:
Yes, even though she suffered so much in her life...she was contended... :)
And she eventually did get closure...

Pavitra .... said...

@ Okie:
Thank you so much!! I'm glad you liked it!! :)

Prateek Sur said...

this is one heck of a brilliant story..did u make it??it seems kinda myth..neways try checking out my blog and commenting on the posts..am following u on ur blog and i hope so u too would return the favour..
www.headacheandtension.blogspot.com

Pavitra .... said...

@ Splurgy:
Hey sweetie!! thank you so much...
Yes I've heard that all the old stories and poems hide some evil meaning...i'll check out your site!
Yes, I have thought of compiling everything into a book..
Actually I've thought of writing one...but thats my "After I'm 30" goal! :D

Pavitra .... said...

@ Cinderella:
Yes, you got it right...The father of the twins and jack are two different people.. :)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Meher:
hey thanks dear! Yes, even I never bought the 'falling down the hill' version of the nursery rhyme...

Pavitra .... said...

@ Pooja:
thanks a ton sweetie!! :)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Dip:
Yes, I agree with you...Shit happens and it happens even to good people...
Its up to us to accept it..
Thanks dear!!
Hugs!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Vinnie:
Hahaha...Thanks dear...Glad you liked it!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Harini:
Thanks a ton sweetie!!
cheers!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Prutha:
Hey thanks dear...I'll surely visit your blog..!
Cheers!!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Purple PIRATE:
Thanks a lot..!! :)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Duchess:
Thanks dear!!
Hugs!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Ria:
Thanks a ton!!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Persis:
Thank you so much sweetie...
I'm so glad you liked it!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Tamanna:
Thank you very much dear...
:)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Prateek:
Hey!!Thank you for your sweet comment...And thank you for visiting...
I'll surely visit yours..
Cheers!!

♥ ♥Duchess ♥ ♥ said...

unique and amazingly written.
kudos to u baby

Pavitra .... said...

@ Duchess:
Thanks a ton dear!!

callmeasviju said...

very nice blog...plz visit my blog if time permits....http://lets-cook-something.blogspot.com/

Nostalgic said...

Life's indeed ironic. Nicely written!
Love.

Harsha said...

Whoa! where did this come from?? being a regular follower (off-late not so regular, shorry!).. i think this is completely different from ur other posts and brilliant once again.. but this is some serious s**t.. if i had known this story when i was in nursery i wud not have had a crush for jill.. but its never too late.. :p

A Girl Who Believed In Angels said...

not sis n bro ? :)
teenagers ;)
ran away :(
average life :-|
accident !!! :(
jack dint cme :-/
father came? :) :D :(

some laugh.. some thaughts.. well isn't that life meant to b?

Calvy said...

Reality is stranger than fiction!

Nice post.

Pesto Sauce said...

Loved this one out and out

Actually cheating and infidelity is not an exclusive bastion of one gender alone, both are equal culprits

suruchi said...

Wow Pavitra...
Brilliant interpretation!
Who could have thought dear Jack n Jill could also have a life!
Loved the ending!
You are becoming a master story teller lady!:-)

Pavitra .... said...

@ callmeasviju:
Thank you so much...I 'll visit yours soon! Take care!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Harsha:
Hahaha...crush on Jill!! Thats nice ;)
Thank you so much!!
Cheers!

Pavitra .... said...

@ A Girl Who Believed In Angels:
Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Calvy:
Yes it is! Thank you so much!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Pesto Sauce:
Yes, its there in both the genders off late..Guess thats how life is...
Thank you!!
Cheers!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Suruchi:
Thank you so much sweetheart!!
Glad you loved it..
I kinda realized that we know so little bout their lives! :D
Take care dear...and congrats again!!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Nostalgic:
Thank you so much dear! Glad you liked it!!
take care!

Divaa Divine said...

i m just so swept off my feet :D this is brilliant writing my friend!

sigh!!!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Divaa Divine:
Thank you so much sweetie!! :)
I'm so happy you liked it!

Anu said...

This was an awesome read, Pavitra! First time here :) Read couple of your previous posts... Following you right away :)

Cheers,
Anu

Pavitra .... said...

@ Anu:
Hey! Thank you so very much! I'm glad you liked it so much...thank you so much for following...
Do visit more!
Cheers!