Skip to main content

Venal


‘Was I or was I not brilliant yesterday?’ asked drunken Ron Jaffrey.

‘yes’ said Mrs.Jaffrey.

‘Am I or am I not the best lawyer in town?

‘yes you are’. Said Mrs.Jaffrey flatly.

‘I got that slimy bitch, acquitted, for murder – got the judge stumped on a technical loophole’ exhaled a victorious Ron Jaffrey.

‘we all knew she did it’ said Mrs.Jaffrey indifferently.

‘that’s is exactly why it was a work of art – doesn’t it make it more brilliant ?’

They looked at each other intently.

Ron Jaffrey’s face hung low.He broke down and cried on her shoulder...and said…

‘The baby sitter Mrs.Jules slit two children two hours ago….’!!



Gyanban thoughts - Sometimes in our quest for success we forget the basics.The foundation, that brought us to where we are today can easily be the platform for our destruction.It comes back to rudely shock you..but it is too late.Doctor's ,Lawyers,are most prone to these situations...but it is applicable to all.

- this one is dedicated to my fellow lawyer bloggers.:-)

image courtesy: desktopnexus.com

Comments

  1. hmmm, interesting..true, usually professionals are more prone to this situation!

    ReplyDelete
  2. totally agree wit this. sometimes it happens too often tht one eventually becomes numb to the real consequences...:-(

    ReplyDelete
  3. cut throat times call for dog eat dog kinds
    the soft nicer ones get mauled as collateral damage?

    ReplyDelete
  4. @Meghpeon hmmm indeed.


    @Neha exactly. thanks.

    @7-aTe-9 - true and by the time they realize it...it s too late.

    @bina - welcome to scrambled egg ! such is life isn't it ?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I had thought of this template before... but its too painful to customize...:D


    interesting story.... :(

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes agree...however, i liked the white background...let me know if you come across something more interesting...am open to make another change...

    thanks !

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes very true. We just have to keep ourselves in check :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Reminded me of a 55-word fiction although obviously this story is longer.Nicely written.
    At least this lawyer realized his mistake even if it was late.
    In most movies the lawyers seem to feel no remorse at all.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Heartless, slimy Mr Jaffrey.

    ReplyDelete
  10. nice story
    :)
    i liked the moral of the story

    ps:stumbled across this blog

    ReplyDelete
  11. Welcome to scrambled Egg Sorcerer. well thank you -= am glad you liked it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Kind of reminds me of the criminal lawyers who defend the corporate when they are caught with their pants down when defending industrial accidents a la Bhopal.
    Liked the story

    ReplyDelete
  13. What's in a name indeed. The names are fictitious but the message is real.
    Am glad you like it mi lord.

    ReplyDelete
  14. How did you cutomize your toolbar at the bottom. Wibiya is not telling me how to

    ReplyDelete
  15. What is it that you want to customize ?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Not just profession... It can be in relationship too. We get blinded and biased due to influence of emotions. If in profession it is quest for success, in relations it is quest for securing the relationship and saving the grace...

    Simple, short and neatly conveyed the meaning.

    P.S > 1. The header looks nice.
    2. Please activate the name/url option for commenting helps lazy guys like me to avoid login to the google :P

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your writing is really good.. and I thought all this while, that lawyers were boring people ;-))) The post also made me sad to think people enjoy 'winning' more than 'truth winning'.

    ReplyDelete
  18. @LR very true - good observation.Thanks and am glad you liked it.

    I liked the header because it conveyed something deeper...
    Well if a post is worth commenting then I would login. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. @writerzblock - welcome to scrambled egg.! Thanks for the appreciation.We are a society that is designed to think winning is the only thing.Now who wants to be a loser? Tough pick ?..however, there could be something in between - and finding that balance is what life is all about.

    ReplyDelete
  20. A nice read as always. Reminded me of the movie "Humraaz"

    P.S. Nice template.

    P.P.S. I have to read your ghost series next. Seems interesting...

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Say it only if you mean it -

Popular posts from this blog

Hidden

‘I need some rest, else I’ll be late for school.’ she said blurring.
‘The doctors are on their way’ he said. She stood motionless, staring blankly at the cameras, Volcanic debris had trapped her legs.Hidden below the ground, gangrene ate into her calves, as she faded.13 year old Omayra’s death was captured live.


Gyanban Thoughts - Nevado Del Ruiz volcano erupted on November 13,1985 which killed nearly 25,000 people in Armero, Columbia. Omayra could have escaped, but stopped to save her sibling from the oncoming volcanic lava. Her legs got trapped in the deris of her own home.When rescue teams arrived they realized that she could not be extracted without amputating her legs. She died with gangrene and hypothermia.She began hallucinating in her last moments. World news covered this episode..as they say saw Omayra die a slow painful death.For 3 days her pain and agony was captured by television crews but one photograph went on to capture the imagination of the world. Frank Fournier captu…

Catharsis

Hunger and shelter kill people.

Finding a place in the prime Borough is like finding a diamond in a coal mine. Mum used to say, learn to adjust, and you will find what you want. After all, these little adjustments, are a part of the fucking parcel of life. Huh. 

It would be exactly nine months on the first of April since I moved into the plush Toccata penthouse. It had soft caramel undertones on the walls and the Renoir’s, one on each side, caught my gaze on the first day. Instinctively, I knew, it was the house I wanted. As the landlady walked ahead of me, notes of coffee, pink pepper, cedar, and cinnamon oozed from her swaying hips, sucking me into a deep hallucinogenic state. Fuck me. 

I couldn’t bungle this one up, unlike the previous eight houses. Terrible, they were. “No late-night partying or substances, pills, injections, powders, got it?” She said breaking my gaze. Yes, she had the vocabulary. I am the shy type, so I lowered my head and nodded gently but my head was still spinni…

Mismatch

It's 5AM and the clock is late,
the rush to dress up and change my fate,
but the wrinkle is annoying the mane,
and the greys are flaying the vein,
I carry the mirror in mind,
leave the resigned sigh behind.

The train is packed with eyes,
I stand under the strain of lights
the dark skin is brighter,
maybe they'll like me better,
their shampoos leave no clue,
only the fan comes to my rescue.

Waiting for the elevator,
a minty breath drifts over the shoulder,
the noose around my neck chokes
gasps for breath and the heart pokes
the lights are incandescent inside
empty faces on the outside.

The tube-light and the guard flickers
People wearing strange monikers
floating close to the floor
a door opens, the stupor
he sashays along leaving them behind,
my eyes lose him and hope to find.


Clocks go by and the hours shiver
the cardigan shrugs off and the  lips quiver
a sudden surge of reason, cold air ,
aimlessly slides off my ruffled hair
witness  to the porcelain teapot stare,
bits an…