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The Confession #FridayFotoFiction


It had happened so fast that for a fleeting hopeful moment Vihaan wished that this was a nightmare and would soon come to an end. Sadly, it was all true.

He loved and enjoyed being a prankster. While it was permissible to switch sugar with salt in someone’s tea or send a girl letters bearing someone else’s name and admitting later, this time he had crossed the line.

He had recklessly drizzled oil on the last stair of Abhay’s house and wickedly peeked from behind a tree as Abhay, who suffered from haemophilia, slipped and fell down, banging his forehead on the ground and bleeding instantly.

After two days, today Abhay had gained consciousness. Investigations regarding how the oil got there had borne no fruit till now. “I have to confess to everyone, starting with Abhay.” Vihaan thought as he ran up the same stairs, slowly and carefully.

Linking this with Mayuri and Tina for #FridayFotoFiction


50 thoughts on “The Confession #FridayFotoFiction

  1. At times, pranksters do no realize the degree of hurt that their pranks can cause someone else. Whether physical pain or mental agony, I hope he would be more sensitive in future.

    1. I felt the same. Mental, emotional or physical, any kind of prank can turn into a nightmare for the recipient. One needs to be very careful always.

  2. I like the ending. He realized his mistake and wanted to confess instead of running away. That’s what kids should be thought too always. Accept mistakes and be sorry.

  3. Though prankster, I still would give marks to Vihaan. Admitting the prank that almost cost a life, needs a courage. And does it also not mean that he meant no evil?
    Gripping take on the slippery land, Varsha!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

  4. Pranking someone for fun is one thing, everyone enjoys it, but going beyond a certain limit and hurting someone and then being sorry, doesn’t work!

  5. ohhh..wicked!! Never did understand the need for pranks, and i do feel today’s media is just making matters worse! The good thing in your story was at least he realized in the end – hope in real life too people learn and make amends! 🙂

    1. Indeed, Ishi. It is easy to laugh at someone’s expense for a while but living with the guilt of when it goes wrong is a punishment. People should own up their deeds.

  6. The definition of pranks has changed over the years. From being funny n innocent, these have grown to the level of devilry or even revenge, at times. I hope we all accept r doings, like Vihaan. Cheers!

    1. Kids are growing up so fast now that their age of innocence is rushed and forgotten too quickly. Unless we are vigilant and teach them to differentiate right from wrong, such things will happen. Vihaan was wrong but atleast he was ready to accept. Thanks for the comment Rashi.

    1. Your prompts are so wonderful, Mayuri! I love racking my brain to think of a scenario no one covered. Till date I’m happy with myself. (Humility, adios!) ????

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