Day 18 of Writing 101: The Package

The Package

Arpita Pramanick

It says it is in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, India. I do not know if Bhiwandi is a city or a town. I wonder, though, what it looks like.

I am zooming in. The satellite picture shows green and brown, but nothing is clear. So much for technology!

A notification beeps in my cellphone. The package has moved. Now, the painful wait begins.

Three days later, criss-crossing the country, changing hands, it rings as the doorbell.

The man is dark. He is wearing dark blue coveralls and a blue-and-red cap.

“Two hundred and seventy nine rupees, ma’am,” he says.

I hand him the money, counted to the exact rupee. I know these people well. They never return the one-rupee change.

The man hands me the package. I caress it like a long lost kin.

“Thank you for shopping with us, ma’am.” The man bares his malformed teeth. Ugh!

“Yeah, okay, okay!” I shut the door on his face. I can’t wait one more second to tear the cover and hold the treasure in my own hands.

No longer I care what they say about my craft.Β If no one else buys my book, I will!

I know what I should do. I’ll just order another hundred copies!

CopyrightΒ Β© 2015 Arpita Pramanick

24 thoughts on “Day 18 of Writing 101: The Package

    1. Arpita Post author

      Hi Riju! W101 is a free blogging course from Blogging University on WordPress. You can follow The Daily Post to get updates for it – the course is conducted several times a year. We get daily prompts there. You can definitely consider it… it exposes us to a lot of other bloggers! I enjoyed it a lot! πŸ™‚


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  2. sukanyasaha

    Ha ha ha… This post is sooo interesting πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    It intrigued me till the end what was inside the package (especially when we buy something online you see πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› )
    The end is superb ^_^

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