Short Fiction – A Love Story
Ever since the day Tanya met her handsome neighbour, she felt so attracted to him that she desperately wanted to have an affair with him.
Tanya was sure that he too had a similar clandestine yearning for her.
As days passed the mutual infatuation became stronger and stronger and turned into a passionate yearning, growing day by day into an uncontrollable craving, such a throbbing lust, that one day Tanya could bear it no longer so she audaciously blurted out her amorous desire to him while they were going down in the lift on their way to work in the morning.
“Okay,” he said, “Lunch Time. Meet me at the pizza joint opposite your office at 12:30.”
He was waiting for her and soon they were sitting in his car in the parking lot.
“Where?” Tanya asked.
“My old flat,” he said, “it’s nearby, and absolutely safe.”
He stopped opposite the building, pointed at the door of a flat facing the road and said, “There it is. Flat 101. On the ground floor. Here, take this latch key, cover your face, quickly go there, open the door, go in and wait for me. We shouldn’t go in together. I’ll park the car and come in a minute. I’ll give three short rings of the doorbell.”
Tanya covered her face with her dupatta, got out of the car and quickly walked to the door of the flat.
She inserted the key into the latch and turned it – the door opened easily.
The astounding scene that Tanya saw shocked her so much, that she stood dumbfounded and dazed, totally stunned into a state of disbelief.
There was a woman. She was lying naked on the sofa. Garments of her dress were scattered all over the floor. And there was a man, half-clothed, his head buried in the woman’s hair, his arms around her, and they were in the throes of passion, in flagrante delicto
The man was Tanya’s husband and the woman was Tanya’s neighbour’s wife.
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About Vikram Karve
A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU 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 short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, 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 research papers in journals and edited in-house journals 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. Vikram 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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