The Kill

POSTED IN | , , Friday, September 24, 2010
My heart was racing. I walked past familiar faces to assume my assigned place. Palms were sweaty. Time slowed down. I could hear the fans whirring overhead and the entity behind me furiously sharpening a pencil, only stopping once the nib was satisfactorily sharp.

It’s time. There’s no looking back. Not now, especially not now.

I shook off the few anxious thoughts that hung about my head and prepared myself for the task at hand. It’s easy, I told myself. You’re here. You know everything you need to know. What could possibly go wrong.

Everything, came the reply. Everything is at stake. One wrong move and it’s over. Finished. Just like that.

Ignoring His unsolicited commentary, I gave a fleeting glance to the Heavens; offered one last prayer.

Taking a deep breath, I filled my lungs with the oxygen I knew I was going to need. I checked my vitals. My body was responding as it should. I turned my attention to what mattered – the target was before me. Ready to be assaulted. I felt the adrenaline surge through my body. My sense modalities heightened – reaching their zenith. I could feel the valves within my aorta reverberate as the blood rushed through them fervently.

Stop.

I paused - to survey the target. The Teacher had taught me well. There was no hurdle I couldn’t overcome. I pulled myself together for the final strike, the culmination of all those years of perseverance. This is it.
I completed the task with aplomb. The Teacher would be proud.

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They knew. The news was out. It was just a matter of time before the news reporters arrived at my front door, hounding me for every minute detail of my bleary existence.

But there was nothing to be said.

My fate had been decided the day I enrolled in IIT- JEE preparation classes. 

Written by Sanjana M

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The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (popularly known as IIT-JEE or just JEE) is an annual college entrance examination in India. A total of fifteen colleges use JEE as a sole criterion for admission to their undergraduate programs. The test is considered tough as the format of questions asked keeps changing in order to discourage rote learning. It is also highly selective as only 1 in 60 are selected. Around 400,000 test takers compete for 9,500 seats each year.
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6 Responses to 'The Kill'

  • The Bald Guy said...
    http://marmaladeskies-sanjanamalhotra.blogspot.com/2010/09/kill.html?showComment=1287243095114#c9161546965923829056'> October 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Whoa. Totally threw me off course! Brilliant narration!

     
  • UjjwalRaaj said...
    http://marmaladeskies-sanjanamalhotra.blogspot.com/2010/09/kill.html?showComment=1287605141216#c8012262648520028621'> October 20, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Unless you're really passionate about engineering, You have my sympathies haha.

    Very good stuff! :)

     
  • http://marmaladeskies-sanjanamalhotra.blogspot.com/2010/09/kill.html?showComment=1287733506202#c5289734200614165260'> October 22, 2010 at 3:45 AM

    Hi Sanjana!

    Good to see ur comment on Indiblogger. Am glad ur indirank has increased. Why don't u show it here on your blog? Glad my suggestions were of some use to u.

    hmm, u r doing a great job not just in your blog but in your studies too. It seems communication of your thoughts and feelings are important for you, very important rather.

    Glad to see u balancing both amazingly well!

    Keep it up dear!

    RESTLESS

     
  • Abhineet said...
    http://marmaladeskies-sanjanamalhotra.blogspot.com/2010/09/kill.html?showComment=1289630298458#c1370704814655107050'> November 13, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    Very interesting. Great art of depicting expressions & feelings.

     
  • prashant said...
    http://marmaladeskies-sanjanamalhotra.blogspot.com/2010/09/kill.html?showComment=1290794670572#c7006372665463160385'> November 26, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Hi
    landed on your site via the Indiblogger link

    wish you could change the background. It was a strain to read your nice thoughts

    keep it up


    http://innovationinbanking.blogspot.com/p/introduction.html

    warm regards

     
  • Sanjana M said...
    http://marmaladeskies-sanjanamalhotra.blogspot.com/2010/09/kill.html?showComment=1292692271163#c488934871010974541'> December 18, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Thanks Ujjwal..But I'm not interested in engineering and I'm not preparing for any entrance tests. This is pure fiction.

     

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