Showcase Writing – ‘Arsee’s Tale, 26’ – A short story by Riddhi Chitalia

Thinking Chitalia

“You have been doing my makeup since i was a struggling actor. Today i am a star and important people have invited me for a party. But you don’t seem happy?”

The aging makeup man smiled, “Of course i am happy.”

The star wasn’t convinced, “Don’t lie!”

The makeup man smiled a sad smile, “The ones who call you after success won’t after failure. If you give them the power to respect you today, you are giving them the power to disrespect you some day.”

The star stared into the mirror a long time. He knew his makeup man had been a father to him again.”

– Arsee.

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