The Darkness

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The Darkness


Being accused of bribery Dheeraj was feeling skeptical to visit him this year instead he was thinking to commit suicide feeling unable to cope pressure of media and society

Although he was not guilty but trials by media has clobbered his public image which was making it difficult for him to face that man whom he respected the most in the world, the man who brought him into light of education from the darkness of illiteracy, his mentor,his teacher Mr Gyan Dev.

Gyan Dev saw him polishing shoes at railway station when he was five years old having books kept by his side which made him discover Dheeraj's silent urge for education and admitted him to his orphanage where he took care of his education and well being like a father.


After becoming Dean of the coveted state university Dheeraj made it a habit to visit his teacher on the occasion of Teacher's Day i.e 5th September and to spend the whole day with him whatever would be his condition but circumstances this year were making him hesitant and suicidal.

As he prepared to hang himself from ceiling fan Gyan Dev came and hugged him releasing him from the darkness of death he fixed for himself.

This post is written for Three Word Wednesday ( bribery,skeptical,clobbered ) and Five Sentence Fiction ( Darkness).

Note: This post is dedicated to all teachers who shapes our future and to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan whose contribution to the field of education give us his birthday on 5th Sep. as Teacher's Day

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Jae Rose
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September 5, 2014 at 4:19 PM delete

Saved not only by education but by a wonderful man..we all need that hug to save us from our darkest plans...beautifully written...no sense of mawkishness..a lovely story of friendship, respect and love and life

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September 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM delete

Very good narration. Poor Dheeraj...hope he manages to get out clean.

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aldersgrove
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September 5, 2014 at 4:27 PM delete

Interesting, though I got a little lost in the middle. Isn't it neat how we can get such different places from the same three words?

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Anita
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September 6, 2014 at 12:18 AM delete

Good that you have paid a tribute to a teacher through your story. Great teacher indeed.

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Laurie Kolp
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September 6, 2014 at 1:26 AM delete

Whew... I'm glad for the ending!

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SJIHolliday
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September 6, 2014 at 3:48 PM delete

Happy ending, thankfully!

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rallentanda
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September 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM delete

A good example of how the media and false allegations can destroy lives.

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Beloo Mehra
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September 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM delete

A thoughtful story incorporating the true meaning of education and a teacher's true work. Liked the way you ended the story.

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Sheilagh Lee
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September 7, 2014 at 5:09 AM delete

Very dark I hope he was saved

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Anmol Rawat
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September 7, 2014 at 8:29 PM delete

That's a nice tribute to the teacher. Fits well with the prompts and you narrated it well withing five sentences.

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September 8, 2014 at 7:43 PM delete

Good story... Glad the teacher saved him..

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