Friday, 27 March 2009

Inspired by Solilio, Ajit and many others...

'Oh the post is here!! Hope its that 'little something', he had promised me', she thought as she ran down the stairs to pick up her post.

'Well, it's certainly isn't a dress, may be it's a voucher', she thought ,tearing open the little brown envelope only to burst into tears - a speeding ticket!



PS : My very first try and was even more difficult that I had thought!

23 comments:

hitch writer said...

nice... very nice...

manju said...

Yes, very nice.:) A speeding ticket comes by post?

Smitha said...

@Hitchwriter - Thank you. I somehow prefer calling you Hitchwriter to Dhiren :)

@Manju - Yes, my friends have got it along with their photographs - so there was no way they could even think of contesting it :)

Indyeah said...

This is good Smitha:)
And I have seen how hard 55ers can be , thats why i appreciate this and everyone else's

you have done a good job:)


my question was going to be the same as Manju's..
speeding tickets come by post?:D
wah!with pics too...no way to wriggle out of them:D

Smitha said...

@Indyeah - Yes it was tough.. Even this I had to go through several iterations to fit it in 55 words :(
From what I know - there is no way of evading them unless you want to lose your license - will let you know for sure when I get one :)

hitch writer said...

I prefer dhiren though ! lol :)

Smitha said...

@Dhiren - Apologies then :) Will call you only Dhiren from now on :)

Masood said...

Excellent! This is really good.

About speeding tickets, out here in Dubai, the camera images are so clear that it catches the number plate, the driver, whether or not he/she is wearing a seat belt or talking on the phone!

But we don't get it by post. We get to see it online! :P

kanagu said...

what is meant by speeding ticket?? I don't know

Indian Home Maker said...

lol a speeding ticket by mail :)
I know this is tough, 55 words to tell a story in!!

Destination Infinity said...

I was once caught for speeding. I asked what is the limit, and the answer came - 40 Km/H!! They were actually standing next to a board that said so much and catching people! But nice story in two small paras.

Destination Infinity

Vinod_Sharma said...

Very good effort...no wonder it is said that no news is good news!

Varunavi said...

Lovely short story

Ordinary Guy said...

:) hahahahahaha...

this is am awesome story....sad ending though....:)

my friend has received a speeding ticket like that... :)

Usha Pisharody said...

The consolation of the speeding ticket was just too much!

Nice one... :)

vimmuuu said...

I love stories that has a sad ending...sob sob !!!!

Nice one :)

Mavin said...

hmmm...I read and learn.....55ers..good effort

Smitha said...

@Masood, Thank you! You'll be surprised at the amount of paper that is still used here :)

@Kanagu - You get a speeding ticket , if you are caught exceeding speed limits :) You may not know that you did it until you get the ticket in the post.

@IHM, Yes, I had a tough time doing it.

@DI, Thank you! So they actually flagged you down is it? Here, there are speed cameras which capture everything that Masood mentioned and it is sent to the offenders..


@Vinod, Thank you, Yes, no news is definitely goood news, esp in such cases :)


@Varunavi , Thank you.

@Ajit, Yes, sad ending :) My friends have got tickets like too :) We got a congestion charge fine once :)

@Usha Pisharody, Thank you for dropping by, I lurk at your blog - I love the way you write!

@Vimmuuu - You do? Waiting to see your 55er :)

@Mavin, Yes, why don't you try it too? It was fun doing it..

Solilo said...

Ha..ha..ha.. Good one Smi!

Speeding ticket is not something we want when expecting something good.

Smitha said...

@Solilo, Yes speeding ticket is certainly not something anybody looks forward to :)

kanagu said...

As I am still using cycle, they won't give it to me, even if cross the speed limit.. :D

J P Joshi said...

Good to know that there are still some uses of the good old snail mail and the brown envelope. It's better to not get any mail than one like this. Good one!! Nice fiction (thank God) and very well put across.

Smitha said...

@Kanagu - Wow! Yes, you are lucky :)


@JPJ, Thank you! Loved your 55er! It was fantastic!