Saturday, October 26, 2013

THE VOICE OF HONESTY

"I DID NOT DO IT!!" he said, loudly, his voice defiant and vehiment.
 
An honest government official, accused of taking a bribe.
 
As the entire office looks on. A few shocked faces. A few sad. A few perturbed and not knowing what to do. A few knowing smiles.
 
An enquiry. All evidence perfectly set up.
 
"I did not do it." He strongly stated.
 
As he sat waiting, A man walks in. An offer. "Accept our terms and stay. Defy us and be prosecuted."
 
"I did not do it." he said, angry and offended.
 
A phone call. A senior official, in service for more than 30 years.
 
"I dont know how many times I have to tell you this. I am telling you this out of my experience. Both the government and the people need more officals like you. But you can do more good being on the job than being suspended and put on perennial enquiry. Be smart and patient. With a higher post comes more authority. I am sending your transfer order. Its upto you to render yourself useless or make a difference long term."
 
"I did not do it." he whispered and sobbed. "I know"..said his wife as she packed for their third move this year.
 
 

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

26 comments:

  1. Nice take on the WOW prompt. Almost got carried away with the story. You've weaved in the repetitive statement/sentence really well! Kudos

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  2. Well crafted and meaningful post...served the purpose of repetition well... :)

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  3. Bitter Reality!
    Awesome take for the prompt :)

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  4. Awww! An honest officer being shunted out time and again...
    True picture of the times, Preethi! Nicely presented!
    Reminds me of the IAS officers like Ashok Khemka who are transferred every now & then...

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    1. Thanks anita...tough to hold on to one's principles in a corrupt environment.

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  5. Good one :) So practical and something we all can identify with !

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  6. A lovely WOW POST. congrats. Honest people are difficult to find that corrupt people make their life more difficult.

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    1. Thanks kalpana...true...its tough when you stick to ur principles

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  7. why didn't i think of some thing like dat :) nicely handled ....

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  8. Congrats on your wow post. Sometimes one has to bear some short term pain for long term gain. Nicely penned. Thanks for visiting my post.

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    1. Thank you suzy. Thanks for dropping by. Enjoyed your post :)

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  9. Sad that honesty needs to justify itself. Good one! Nice take on the prompt. :)

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  10. Hi

    Nice..shows the reality..I am reminded of Mr. Ashok Khemka, who has been transferred n number of times only for being Honest

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  11. honesty is the best policy with worst consequences right? loved your take on the prompt

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