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Zoom baraabar zoom – I

A three-part story

“Are you watching the show tonight?” she pinged mid-morning.

Shit! Who does a live theatre show on a Sunday evening?

“Of course I will, sweetheart,” I pinged back, followed by 😘😘.

For the longest time, I had been promising a friend that I would watch her show. Life, laziness and everything in between prevented me. Finally, last week, her reminder made me buy a ticket, pat myself on the back and forget about it. 

Till I saw her promos on Insta. 

I checked my mail but the tickets weren’t there. Huh? Then I recollected I had given a different email address. Checked that one and there it was. Zoom tickets, the link with their warning that post 10 minutes into the show I won’t be able to get in. Late comers beware!

I checked the time, it was 2:30pm. The show started at 8:30pm. Everything ready, all systems go.  I shut my lappy and forgot about it.  Again.

“Should we go for a walk?” My friend K, whose house I was bumming in, asked me that evening. 

“Sure thing. I want to get my dinner as well,” I confirmed. 

The bell rang just then. It was one of my friend’s friends. They chatted. I went to the other room where V, my friend’s live-in partner, was seeing stuff on her Ipad. V and me talked life, laughed randomly, discussed diets & finally her love for Korean drama.

D – R – A – M – A . 

The word slowly percolated through my ears, gained momentum enroute to the brain till it hit my forehead with a bang — OH SHIT! 

“What’s the time V?”
She smiled wickedly. “You forgot your friend’s play!”

My hands rose in super slow-motion to her mobile. I checked the time. 


To be continued…


Published by appamprawns

soni writes about children and people in controlled spaces, in his quest for appam stew. homi writes in the hope of being able to buy prawns to make patiyo.

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