Short Story: The untold tale of the nerd and the needle

The monitor in his desk was displaying chunks of code. He was staring at the ceiling in an utmost glee. His code has got implemented last night and was running without any issues. This time his promotion was confirmed. He was working today to provide support to the implemented code. He leaned back in his chair to stretch his spine and broke the knuckles and started staring at the vent in the ceiling. He hasn’t slept for the past twelve hours. His eyes were experiencing a slight dizziness which called him for a quick nap. But he was not supposed to sleep.

*blip* came the pop up in his desktop from his MS outlook mail client with the subject “FW: Awesome Website – Don’t miss it”. He opened the new message and clicked the link which was found in the page.

It was an awesome flash website. The home page was dark and creepy with a single white text box asking him to enter his name. After some thought he entered the following text in the textbox

NERD

He moved his mouse and pressed the GET-IN button below the Story Mode textbox and lo!!

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Short Story: The Sign

“Yes mom, I’m coming home, I’ve taken a week’s off. So I’ll stay there, Yes…OK. See ya” I pressed the End-Call button. After a long time, I’m going back home. Work has ruined my personal life badly. I never found time for any other activity apart from slouching in front of the monitor staring at the chunks of codes. I had informed my manager about my leave. I packed my bags and started towards the station.

I did not book the train tickets, so I had to leave for hometown in the unreserved compartment. The worst part is I have to switch two trains to reach my place. I was wondering if I’ve to go for such an option. I could have very booked the tickets later, but I was so desperate to go home.

I reached the station at 9.30 PM. The station was still crowded. The people are swarming here and there. The train had already arrived. The announcement said that the train number 6203 Mumbai superfast express is going to depart in another 15 minutes.

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