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Love-wallah

Love-wallah

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I'm a vendor of disasters, selling love at odd hours on a mundane highway. The street lights play a game of hide and seek with my variables; lying aimlessly on the cart, in the absence of any buyer.


A speeding car reminds me about perspective and I start pushing my cart at a slightly higher pace. But I could never reach that speed, even if I lighten my wobbly four-wheeler of the love that I was selling, of the love that was already stale. Blame the rain.


Finally, I see a car come to a halt. A girl. “What's the bargain?” she asks. Her hand holds a bag of memories, jingling at the slightest movement.

“Love for remembrance,” I say.

“Nope, too high a price,” she says and speeds off...


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