The Accident

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. This year, I’m planning to do short pieces of fiction (not a series), or a poem based on a word with that letter.

The Accident

As he slowly opened his eyes, Anjan saw the white curtains of the window opposite to him. He tried to sit up, but he couldn’t. He didn’t have the energy to.

“Don’t sit up just yet. It’ll be stressful. The doctor sahib told so,” he heard a voice from near his right hand.

He tilted his head toward the voice, and saw the blurry silhouette of a woman. As she slowly came into focus, he saw that Trisha was looking worried.

“Wha…what hap…happened? Why.. am.. I here?” he asked her. She that she had applied some make up on her face, but Anjan could still see the bluish bruise where he had struck her.

“You had a minor accident. The doctor sahib says nothing too serious,” she said, turning away, just as the doctor himself entered the room.

“Mr. Desai. I see you’re awake; and looking much better now that you’re sober,” he told, shaking his head. “You could have ended up much worse, I hope you know.”

Anjan nodded, and reached for his wife’s hand slowly.

“This… this accident… it was… the best thing… that… that hap…happened to me, doctor sahib,” he told.

The doctor and Trisha both looked at him with surprise. He gave them a smile.

“Be…before the accident, I didn’t have…have a heart.”

Like last year, I’m taking the challenge along with my friend Bhavya. We’re writing on the same themes each day, and giving each other the themes on alternate days. Day 01, the word chosen by us was ~Accident~.

(© 1st April 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

58 thoughts on “The Accident”

  1. Ah, glad that the accident changed him. Wonderful start. And I’m sure you’ll continue the great work for the remaining of the challenge. Will be here to read more posts from you 🙂

  2. So you are back in full form again…April is the month of the year for you. As for the story, sometimes you need to see the worst to realise the best.
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  3. A-Z and here u are…!!

    Wonderful reading you after a long time Leo… This place reminds me of every moment spent in the blogger world…!!

    I started the challenge too… Do read…!!!
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  4. Many a times it is difficult to believe a change of heart within microseconds. Out of personal experience, it does happen. Exactly the way the accident brought in the positive side.

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