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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thought...


The front looked inviting.The door was slightly ajar, just enough place for the house to breathe.Alice stepped in.

The walls were papered with pictures of people caught at various emotional pit stops.There was one with his hands out as if he was about to fall.You could make out the grey sky spreading in front of him.Maybe he was falling.Falling off.

Another one with a grin.He looked like he had been asked to smile.His smile did not look happy though.More like someone who had accepted his fate and fare, whatever it might be.Another one frowning, probably wondering what the photographer was up to.Yet another getting out of the frame, and probably pushed back to pose.Alice stared at them, with a flickering thought.Then it came to her and she knew.There was something common in all the pictures.How did she miss?


They wore hats.All of them.


Her thoughts skittered away as she heard footsteps approaching the room.The man who walked in wore a black coat and a brand new hat.He walked with a slight stoop and carried a stick. His ears looked thin and the lobes seemed almost not to exist.Alice thought they looked like a rabbit's.


"Lookin at the pictures I see?", he said with amazing grace. The words seemed to perform a little dance routine before they reached Alice.


"Yes sir.They look...intresting...if I might add", Alice fumbled.

He nodded slightly. A grin appeared, like a rabbit out of the magician's hat.He winked knowingly and asked her,


"Wouldn't you like to know why they call me the Mad Hatter?"


90 comments:

ceedy said...

Cause Alice loves the "Wonders" of "Mad" Magazine - and he doesnt :P

Stupidosaur said...

Have you been playing psychedelic "Alice in Wonderland" game a lot lately?

So is this a "To be continued...." post or there was something deep in the abrupt end that I missed out?

Pavi!!!! said...

i donno wat to make of this post :| is it me or the post???

Metrosexual Monk said...

this reminded me of that movie
V for Vendetta, oddly enough.

Idling in Top Gear said...

I am haunted by visions of poor Alice becoming a victim in a Wes Craven movie :)

Alok said...

Man that was Evil. }:D

Hashan Hazarika said...

hey ur post and "as I lay dying" good combi buddy..try it now!!

i write here http://bakwasdairy.blogspot.com/

Keshi said...

nice but d u know Alice Cooper? :)

Keshi.

Princess Mia said...

i didnt quite get it

AlooFar said...

A very lovely post.

and I lovely blog. Hi

Hiren said...

nice bedtime story dude ... Alice in Wonderland :)

and thnks to ur post got to know abt this intriguing character ... and his tea party :)

S said...

You had popular fiction in the 2nd year??

ki said...

gave me a bit of a shiver, this post. I like :)

Think Tank said...

Ok ..i give it to you ..you are the king of creep givers

Dina said...

oops... guess am too dumb to understand ur post man... am i missing out anythin here??? enlighten me

Aphrodite said...

You are a good writer man.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

rayo said...

hhmmmnn, u beta continue this, i loovvved it. thanks 4 dropn by mine

Cinderella. said...

I dont think I get this !

:(

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That was cool!Are you gonna further this piece?Curious to know if she's gonna be on the wall next or...

rantravereflect/ jane said...

:(:(:(
stupendous!!

man it got me creeped out; but i love that feeling..

it reminds me of dexter!

yagotcha watch him- he's teh most fab serial killer who i've a serious crush on..

Divkiran said...

WOHO!!!
good wrk Scribblr

i m feelin a lil scared now...ummmm

and yea like sam askd...sumthn cumin up or r we left to imagine wtever we want?

mez said...

Am lost :/

joiedevivre said...

frm where do u get such tghts to scribble..

Parakeet said...

Hmm...not sure I get this...now u're making me go to bed thinking.

Trinaa said...

phir...?? picture abhi baaki hai na?

flyingstars said...

hmmm...i too guess it should be continued to get the complete picture...the beginning is good!

Swati said...

Why is a raven like a writing desk?

brilliant post
*bows*

and i left a comment on hope too..long back i guess..that was also one of your best..or maybe cuz i'm just way too obssesed with Joker..sigh..

Prash said...

Like metrosexual monk...I got reminded of the movie V for Vendetta

bloggingknight said...

It's scary... Don't wanna think what happened to her. The ending is quiet fantastic.... left me shivering.


btw, thanks for dropping by and leaving comment. :d

Gagan said...

Hehe....Mr. Irving Wallace....not long would be the time when everyone will start calling you by that name. Anyhow....I would love to know why he is called as the "Mad Hatter"....hehe....Hopefully....In your next post the mystery would unravel, what say?

P.S: People saying that it reminded them of V for Venndetta....well....you guys dont realise the difference....this one is so much better! ;)

Cheers!

Che said...

Ha. good one. So Dahlesque.

mystiquedew said...

Gagagagga...

I wanna know wat happened.. I wanna know...I wanna know..

Wen is part II?

Amrita said...

creepy.... hmmm i went for a re read... imagined heath ledger as mad hatter...

brocasarea said...

strange post...but i liked it!!:)

Raz said...

Alice in Wonderland has always screwed with my brain, but I love it all the same.

Thanks for your comment!

lukkydivz said...

i love the way u write ;)
i had to google 'mad hatter' to thoroughly understand ur post :P

u.n.e.e said...

First,let me share honesty.I happened to stumble on this blog.Second,I didn't quite get it,but have no time to re-read it.But,feels that I should leave,well,something.

The last honesty would be,I think I'm gonna stumble here a lot.I think I like your blog.

*dissapears to thin air*

Bitter Chocolate said...

Interesting, made me think of how we all pose for pictures and hide our real emotions inside. The photos are supposed to capture us yet we're in a disguise. Styling ourselves in a certain way... as if we put on a hat :) Is that what you had in mind? (probably not, but this ran through my head when I read your post :))

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Beautiful writing! We do wear masks for the outside world: smile when we are hurting, try to give the facial expressions that would make it through a difficult day the easiest. Man is a complicated being.

And you are very talented. SUPER IMAGERY!!!

Blessings, JJ

Jadis said...

yeah. it reminded me of V for Vendetta too. The GRAPHIC NOVEL i mean (not the movie *scowls*)..

:)


btw. please specify which neil gaiman work you want.. :P
i haj Sandman ownlee! reply on my blog.
:)

plus it goes without saying that i'm blogrolling you. :P

Anu said...

had any hallucinogenic mushrooms lately :D !! kinda out of Jeepers creepers for me :) !

Jeeves said...

Super. Creepy. Lot to imagine. I kinda expected this ending.

BTW- Saw ur comment in my blog. I now blog at

poemsotherwise.blogspot.com. Not sure whether u like it

Divya said...

reminds me of the riddler from the batman series...

Lewis Carroll would have liked to include this excerpt in his book i'm sure!

Cynic in Wonderland said...

...and this would have been a good time for her to sing "WTF is Alice"?

Quite lovely btw.

Sri said...

Quite interesting!!!

Mystique said...

scary.
*shivers*

Illeen said...

"In works of labour or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do."

Thats what Alice says..
wat do u think?

Onyeka Nwelue said...

Nice piece. I liked the liquid flow of the narrative and everything in the story keeps coming up and reading very well.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I will like to blog-roll you!

slurp! slurp! said...

:)

Elendil said...

Very nice. I like your strange descriptive way of writing.

Abhu said...

Intresting! it did leave me wondering till the end.

Aneesh said...

Nice!!!!

Sahefa said...

I am adding you to my bloglist:D

Stand Up said...

thanks for stopping by! in your whole life? i dont believe that! really? not big on running, huh?

i really like the way you write..

Meghna said...

ooo......I'd love 222 yaar....

Rahul Saha said...

Nice story. Alice in wonderland has always fascinated me.

Nomad said...

Dude this post is sooo cool!! You know i never took children stories/entertainment/rhymes at face value, for me they always had a second meaning, usually sinister!

RADhika said...

very nice! it is scary! :)

The 'Mad' Orchid said...

why did they call him Mad Hatter??????
i just felt a goosebump???bt didnt quite get the answer ;)glorify scribby...
m blogrollin u btw :)

Hakuna Matata said...

Uhmm mmm mmm....Im gonna be thinkin of this post tonight!

gunj said...

great pic to match with d post!

Rashi said...

very catchy picture !

d SINNER!!! said...

i take the sinister meaning...

rest I dunno...

Trinaa said...

seriously!! ..63 comments n no answer 4m d scribblu-master.. whr art thou?

Fictional Desi said...

interestingly creepy

AshenGlow said...

OOOHH.. creeps...
and dhutt... is baar bhi late lateef.. i really have to do something about this...
I used to be really punctual earlier, trust me.. Then MBA happened. (Shucks.)
Wese, poor Alice has this brilliant tendency to reach at every wrong place possible on Earth... all the time. Usne bhi MBA kiya he kya... I wonder.

Neers said...

knowing alice .. she did get better of mr. hatter ... with that method to his madness, there had to be someone to outwit him... who's next? queen of hearts? :)

debasish.. said...

I guess, Alice is smart enuff to find out the answers.... but i cant !
:P

Scribblers Inc said...

Ceedy:Did they have subscriptions then??that I never thought of!!

Stupidosaur:I would let it rest....and there was nothing deep..it was just a take on the character from Alice in Wonderland.

Scribblers Inc said...

pavi:its the post...dont worry..It went a little too topical I guess..wont disappoint the next time!!:D

monk:it did?never had that in mind strangely...

Scribblers Inc said...

top gear: oh yes that would be a sight to watch!!:)

alok:It was totally intentional!!:)

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hashan:I think its better off alone!!:P

keshi:definitely do!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

mia:sorry...its a little contextual...next time I'l be more direct.. :P

aloofar:thanks!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

hiren:Yes!!glad you recognised dude!!!:D

s:nope...strange isnt it??:D

Scribblers Inc said...

ki:glad you liked it!!:D

think tank:yaaaaay!!thanks!but the real king is KING...Stephen King..:)

Scribblers Inc said...

dina:Nothing as such...MAd Hatter is a character from Alice in Wonderland.It is just a play with the name of the character.

aphrodite:pleasure is mine ma'am!!:D

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rayo:Sorry to disappoint you, but this is all I thought of!!:P

cindrella:chaddo yaar!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

sameera:no dude...Its done!!:P

jane:I so will check it out!!:)

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divkiran:Imagination runs free in my land...

mez:Sorry!!Next time I will make sure to keep it simpler!:P

Scribblers Inc said...

joie:Aivayin!!:D

parakeet:Always helps...:)

Scribblers Inc said...

trinaa:Arre nai!!Khallas!!:D

flyingstars...maybe some time in the future!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

swati:you wouldnt be disappointed much...there is goin to be a lot more twisted stuff on this blog...

prash:Dunno!!Honest to God!!:P

Scribblers Inc said...

knight:Pleasure!!:)

gagan:thanks man!!you are one of my favourite readers!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

che:oh yes...that guy is God!!

dew:arre, there will be a lot better stuff coming...this is just a warmup!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

amrita:Now THAT would have been a movie!!!*sigh*

broca:shukriya!!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

raz:more than glad!!thanks for coming!:)

luckydivz:I am honored to have readers like you who take so much pain to understand!!Thanks so much!:D

Scribblers Inc said...

unee:thank you!!*turns into dust*

bitter chocolate:Aah!now thats an intresting perception!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

JJ:Thank you so much for the blessings!!I am overwhelmed...:)

Jadis:Dhut!!kahan Vendetta babba!!
:(

Scribblers Inc said...

anu:Oh you wish!!he he...and jeepers creepers!!intresting!!:)

jeeves:Eh cammman!no writing is ever bad!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

divya:arre nai nai...he would probably murder me for doin what I did!!

cynic:Yes indeedy!!:D

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