Wednesday, July 31, 2013

MARRIAGE IS NOT A THREESOME

MARRIAGE IS NOT A THREESOME
Short Fiction
A Love Story in Two Scenes
By

VIKRAM KARVE 


Dramatis Personae

Aditya: 30, a bright young upwardly mobile executive.

Anjali: 27, Aditya’s wife, also a high flier executive, working in a different firm.

Nisha: 26, Anjali’s classmate and friend, just arrived in town, looking for a new job.
  

SCENE I  THEN

THREE MONTHS AGO
 
OFFICE HOURS  

Aditya calls up his wife Anjali on her cell phone. 

ADITYA: Hey, Anjali, let’s drive down to Lakeview Gardens for dinner tonight.

ANJALI: Wow…the weather is lovely…it will be really amazing driving out there…let’s go to our favourite place…

ADITYA: Cupid’s Cove…?

ANJALI: Yeah…Cupid’s Cove…I love the ambience there… Okay, I’ll tell Nisha…

ADITYA: Nisha…? Why Nisha…? Why take her…? I thought just the two of us…a romantic evening together…Let’s not have kabab mein haddi…!

ANJALI: Please Aditya … try to understand … poor Nisha ... she is all alone … this place is so new to her … poor girl … she is so lonely and all at sea … Nisha has no friends except us … please let’s take her … please let Nisha come with us - for my sake

And so the threesome, all three of them:
the husband Aditya 
the wife Anjali
and her friend kabab mein haddi Nisha
all three drive down to Cupid’s Cove in Lakeview Gardens for an enjoyable dinner…

SCENE II  NOW

TODAY

OFFICE HOURS

Nisha calls up Aditya on his cell phone. 

NISHA: Hey, Aditya, let’s drive down to Lakeview Gardens for dinner tonight.

ADITYA: Oh yeah…great idea…it is perfect weather for a lovely drive…it’ll be really amazing out there…let’s go to our favourite place…

NISHA: We’ll go to that lovely place…Cupid’s Cove…I love it out there…the atmosphere is so marvellous…

ADITYA: Okay…I’ll tell Anjali…

NISHA: Come on Aditya - why have that kabab mein haddi Anjali - let’s go - just the two of us. Let us have a romantic evening together…

ADITYA: What shall I tell Anjali?

NISHA: Tell her the usual excuses you tell her every time - working late - meetings…

ADITYA: Okay…I’ll ring her up…and I’ll pick you up at seven…the same place…

NISHA: I’ll be waiting for you…

And so the two of them, Aditya and Nisha, yes Aditya and his wife Anjali’s friend Nisha drive down to Cupid’s Cove in Lakeview Gardens for a romantic dinner. 

The twosome goes for dinner without the new kabab mein haddi Anjali , the innocent, oblivious and unsuspecting wife.

Now the wife Anjali has become the kabab mein haddi” for lovers Aditya and Nisha.

Anjali stays at home wondering why her darling hubby Aditya and her best friend Nisha both work so late so often nowadays ...  


MORAL OF THE STORY

Marriage is a twosome. 

Marriage is not a threesome. 

There is no place for a third person in a marriage, so take care to spot a cuckoo” and make sure a third person does not destroy your marriage relationship.

In this story, the good-natured unsuspecting wife Anjali does not see the warning signs of the cuckoo. 

At first she persuades her reluctant husband Aditya to help out her lonely forlorn friend Nisha though her husband Aditya is reluctant.

Then the wife Anjali is so trusting that even later she remains oblivious when Nisha cuckolds her and surreptitiously usurps her place in her husband’s heart.

Anjali remains innocent and clueless even as her friend Nisha steals the affections of Anjali’s husband.  

The roles have been reversed - the earlier haddi has now become the kabab and the erstwhile kabab is now treated like a haddi ... !!!

It is amazing, isn't it?

How the haddi in the Kabab gets interchanged...! 

Or is it that the kabab itself has changed?

Well, one thing is quite clear - it is quite dicey to let a third person in your marriage. 

Marriage is not a threesome. 

If you let a third person into your marriage and make it a threesome, it is possible that your marriage may become a twosome again, with you ejected out of it, like it happened in this story.

So remember:

A marriage is strictly a twosome between you and your spouse and it is best kept that way.

Friends are your friends, they have their place in social life; colleagues are your colleagues, they have their place in your office life - but your spouse is your spouse, who has the unique place in your personal life. So once you are married, it is best to keep friends and colleagues at a distance, especially it they are attractive persons of the opposite gender, unless you want to risk an extra marital affair.

Did you like the story?

This can this happen in real life too? It is like a Cuckoo taking over the nest?

Have you seen such stories happening around you, especially at your workplace? Well, I think I have heard a few stealing affection stories in my time!

Do share your stories and views, comment and let us know.

Have a Happy Wednesday.

VIKRAM KARVE
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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and an anthology of short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional  and academic research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing and blogging. Vikram Karve lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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