L-Lights (26 X 26)

—-*New Story*—The Bombay Talkies




And the circus started. The male protagonist was a gangster and the female protagonist was, as usual, another damsel in distress who fought her way through everything. No, don’t get me wrong, not at all in a feminist way, but in a cute, adorable and the ‘feminine’ way. Well! That is what the director wanted; this is what sells, no one in the crowd wants to see a girl who isn’t good-looking. He wasn’t completely wrong; by the way, this is what sells.

The gangster fought more than fifty policemen alone, flicked exactly three drops of sweat-beads from his forehead, and finally, saved the girl who was busy beating up another conman.


The director wasn’t happy with the shot; the girl shouldn’t be beating up a guy. Act panic and shout, that’s all what he wanted from her. Don’t try to give people the wrong impression that a girl can beat up a man, no matter how skinny or unconscious or even dead, he is.

And something else is missing too. Think hard…Oh right, fix her makeup and give her another costume, this salwar-kurti isn’t right. Slawar-kurti doesn’t get girls into problems…tank top and jeans, yes that will work. She looks perfect to be eve-teased.

Another issue: the male lead is actually acting. No! No! No! We don’t make movies like that. We have side-artists for that nonsense business. You only need to paint six-pack abs and look gorgeous with drool-worthy jawline. Perfect.


Roll camera


We have the perfect shot.

Now, we only need an item song to make our movie hit. No, why do we need lyrics and music composition for? We have auto-tune, don’t waste money. Call models. And some dancers, they are in nowadays, aren’t they?

Word count- 296. Another extremely bold experimental piece. I don’t know what got into me and I started writing with no idea about what I was going to say and whew! 26 minutes later, I had this. I am curious to know what you think.

Please, bear with all the mistakes (grammatical/typos), if any, I did the best I could.

You all are most welcome to join the 26 X 26 Writing Challenge!

I will see you tomorrow with a Christmas themed word-prompt starting from alphabet ‘M’, until then keep warm & write.

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11 thoughts on “L-Lights (26 X 26)”

    1. Your interpretation is brilliant, Secret! ‘Lights’ hold so much power over what we see and understand.
      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts!
      Have a great christmas🙏🥰💙🤗

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