Written by Hindustani

Saturday, 19 June 2010

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Long long ago, how long ago, I really do not know, you all must have heard about Zoro and his Mask.

But this time (at 23:03 hrs) I wish to share a new story called as The Mark of ZooZoo.

ZooZoo is a man who always wanted to create history. He wanted to put his mark on human history. To achieve this he read a lot. He was finally convinced with the mask of Zoro. He was inspired and started conspiratorial talk with his inner-self i.e. The-Mini-I.

On one deadly, rainy night, he got the all those ideas on which he has to work.

He threw away the job. Divorced his wife. Orphaned the kids and took the disguise of "The Mark of ZooZoo".

Just like Zoro, he too wanted to have a horse. He went to a livestock dealer and asked for a horse. The dealer looked down on him and said "A horse? For you?". ZooZoo felt insulted and threatened the dealer with dire consequences. ZooZoo stated that this is nothing but human rights violation. Dealer was taken aback on ZooZoo's sudden outburst and gave him a horse with 20% discount.

ZooZoo looked at the horse and was satisfied. But somehow horse was looking horrified. Why? We will see it as the story unfolds.

Coming to his newly created den (a mezzanine floor of his old garage) ZooZoo tied his horse to a pole. Climbing the staircase up to the mezzanine, he looked at the horse and again got great satisfaction. Unfortunately, in that dimly lit garage, ZooZoo could not identify the awfulness in horse's eyes. That night he had a sound sleep.

Next day morning, ZooZoo tried to test his riding skills. At first he practiced his jump-over-the-horse back from mezzanine floor. He came running up to the edge of the mezzanine and stopped himself trying to measure the distance and the angle at which the jump has to be taken.

All through his rehearsal, poor horse was shutting its eyes out of greatest fear. When ZooZoo did not jump on to him, horse was bit relaxed and just moved away his eyes from him. In that unfortunate moment, ZooZoo literally jumped on to the horse. And, yes, the horse did collapse with a thud. ZooZoo did all his best to bring back the senses of the horse but in vain.

He took the dead horse back to the dealer and demanded for a replacement. Again he cursed the dealer in all possible slang and once again the horrified dealer asked ZooZoo to choose a horse among his stock. Before taking him to his stable, dealer told ZooZoo "Sire! with all my experience I will tell you to choose a donkey over a horse. For a personality like you it suits best.". But ZooZoo snapped him abruptly with another round of slang.

As ZooZoo walked past the horses, each one was holding his/her breath and was looking sadly at ZooZoo. Once ZooZoo made a cross over, that lucky horse was sighing with great relief. ZooZoo finally selected a horse. He called the dealer, pointed at that horse and royally declared "This is it!". Soon after ZooZoo finished his sentence there came a great thud and the newly selected horse was lying dead.

The dealer put an expressionless face and said "OK! take this fresh dead horse and that rotten one too and have a curry made out of them!".

Putting his lungs to their fullest capacity, the dealer spat on ZooZoo and walked off into his cabin and closed the door with a slam. ZooZoo was infuriated, insulted and subjugated. But nothing to do much there ZooZoo returned to his den.

Whole night he thought about the dealer's advice and by dawn, got convinced that a donkey suits him best. He jumped to his feet and came back with a donkey.

Should I end the story here or should there be an another part, please decide and tell me :)

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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