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Mr P

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

Could you imagine being stuck in a monotonous routine to the degree that your existence or contributions won’t make any difference? Could you imagine a living where life and the afterlife seem the same?

“Mr P” by Prakhyat Chatla tells the story of a boy living a monotonous life. However, one day, something changed in the boy’s existence, but neither he nor the others realised the change revealing the actual value of the boy’s presence in this world.



This contribution is edited by Sreekar Ayyagari, & Tarun Chintam & photographed by ​Pankaj Tottada.



This flash fiction is available in paperback & ebook.

Cover Photo by Pankaj Tottada

Mr P woke up surprised listening to the nine o’clock bell from the college clock. As always, his roommate had already left. It didn’t matter which day it was, his roommate would leave without bothering to wake him up. Once, Mr P even missed a quiz depending on him. Neither could Mr P blame him nor could he find another roommate considering how everyone hated his hygiene. Getting down from his untidy bed, Mr P went to the common washroom, only to find all three sinks being used. He waited for a while but everyone seemed to be taking their own time. Not intending to be too late, Mr P smelt himself before starting to walk to the canteen. He felt that neither did he need a shower for that day nor a notebook for his class. The last time he wrote notes was two semesters ago. It was the last time he even tried to pay attention in order to achieve something in his life.

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