Crossing the Mirage : Passing Through Youth

Crossing the Mirage : Passing Through Youth

Crossing the Mirage : Passing Through Youth by Murthy, B.S.. If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra’s pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road.
As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment.
And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, who caused Prema’s heart burn, himself was led down the garden path by Kala, doing a “Sathya on Sathya”.
Just not that, life has in store just deserts for Vasu owing to Nithya’s retribution as he tries to stalk her.
Besides, after many a fictional twist and turn, the way the story ends, challenges the perception that fact is stranger than fiction.
. As if all this was not enough for his tender psyche to cope up with, he had to contend with the sternness of the paternal strictness. Thus, it was only time before the seeds of alienation towards his father were sown in his impressionable mind. But the support he got from his sister and the solace he felt in his mother’s lap helped soothe his ruffled feelings a little. In time, he reached the threshold of youth, but couldn’t cross the despair of adolescence.
Oblivious of the possibilities of life, man goes through his journey of disarray, in the itinerary of the past, chasing the mirages of malady even amidst the sands of hope. And that despairs him forever.
Into his puberty, as his biology induced in him sexual curiosity, owing to his ungainliness, his youthful urge for reciprocity remained unfulfilled. Being naïve to the feminine nuances, his eyes couldn’t comprehend the emanations of their indifference. When in dismay, as he turned to the mirror for a clue, the reflections of his self-doubts stared him in his face. Yet, goaded by desire, he ogled women but to no avail. And as he went back to the mirror to reassess his self-worth, the craft of man wouldn’t oblige where nature’s device deluded him. Thus, being in a limbo, he came to be haunted for being unwanted. Besides, as his sexual urge got augmented, his eyes became the instruments of dissection of the maiden form. Though bowled over by females, he was unable to interest them himself. Intrigued by their manner, he turned his focus onto those to whom they were drawn. And soon he realized that though the nominators of female admiration varied, the common denominator of male appeal appeared to be the dashing.. Shackles on Psyche
End of the Tether
Burden of Freedom
Onto the Turf
Respite by Death
Lessons of Life
Naivety of Love
Dilemma of Disclosure
Perils of Youth
Absurd Proposal
Crossing the Mirage
Setting the Pace
Oasis of Bliss
Busy bees in Honeycomb
Twist in the Tale
Love in the Bind
Turn for the Worse
Shadows to the Fore
Spurring to Err
Tempting the Fate
Stooping to Conquer
Fouling the Soul
Poetic Justice
Agony of Penitence
Embrace of Love
Life of a Kind
Just deserts?. ‘Crossing the Mirage” was born out of my conviction that for fiction to impact readers, it should be the soulful rendering of characters rooted in their native soil but not the hotchpotch of local and foreign caricatures sketched on a hybrid canvas.. Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing – eBooks

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