Thursday 9 April 2015

Short Story- The Loop

That ringing sound in his ears was very bothersome. He sat in his office behind those corporate doors in perfect silence the whole day, minding his business. Suddenly from yesterday, it had become terrible. He had started hearing a loud ring in his ears and was thinking of getting it checked by a doctor.

'Tinnitus- so that's what they call it,' He had googled his condition and was now even more perturbed to find that there was no definite cause for this condition and he was just supposed to relax. He had relaxed enough, was he even stressed? Sure he didn't love his job but he didn't mind sitting all by himself.

He had branded himself as an introvert and was comfortable remaining isolated from the rest of the world in his small little cabin. He would watch movies, listen to songs when he was bored. But now this sound had changed everything.

He called the sweeper and got his carpets dusted to remove any crickets hiding there. He took a day off and went to sit by the lake. The noise followed him everywhere and it was driving him mad.

Later that day, he went to the doctor. The prescription was just a long list of medicines. He was also supposed to get his ear wax removed. He did all that and after a week, the problem still persisted. He had lost all hope.

Suddenly, he woke up one day and it was gone. The world was silent again. He went to his cabin, sat there and fumbled with papers a little. He was so happy, he didn't know what to do with this newfound joy. He sat with an arched back on his chair the whole day watching TV series on his laptop. Work wasn't much and he was in full mood to go footloose that day.

The next day he had terrible backache. He set an appointment with his doctor.

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