Celluloid Eyrie

203 06 June 18th 2017

Murthy’s shadow loomed on the white sheet that stretched pole to pole at the little ‘hall’ with tin sheets for a roof.

A little better than an oven when the weather was pleasant and a lot worse than a sieve on rainy days, its only claim to grandeur was a statue of a rather pompous looking bird that had seen better days.

A fire caused an uneasy calm.

It was painstakingly restored when the demand for movies became greater especially when times changed from bad to worse.

The booming from the inside, invited the passers-by in once again. Anything to escape the direct scorching heat of the midday sun. Anything to escape.

It was like an oven inside, though fans whirred sleepily when the power was there. Power cuts saw the generator operate just the projector, improving the air immensely with Kerosene fumes.

Months morphed into years. Murthy’s routine never faltered.

A sloshed brother made a half-hearted attempt to follow the enigmatic Murthy one evening and passed out effortlessly.

Nobody knew what he looked like, where he came from and where he went.

Nobody cared.

Only the haughty eagle knew, but wouldn’t say a word.

Splat!

Damn! A passing crow.

[200 words]

Thank you Al, for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction

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18 thoughts on “Celluloid Eyrie

  1. Ma’am , i had been waiting for so long to read what you have written . It is so beautiful !! The description and everything.”A fire caused an uneasy calm.” – this was my favourite line because it had such true meaning. . I miss you so much ma’am .

  2. Ma’am , I had been waiting for so long to read what you have written . It is so beautiful . The description and everything.”A fire caused an uneasy calm.” – this was my favourite line because it had such true meaning. . I miss you so much ma’am .

  3. Glad to see you again. I enjoy reading your pieces.

    That last line made me laugh out loud. A very descriptive story, you can see the people in there with the sweat pouring off them

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