Black and White

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 24; the Twenty-Fourth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for this month is BLACK AND WHITE.
The eyes of a warrior see a million colors. His heart sees just two – black and white. His sword sees just one – red. The eyes of this warrior could see just one color – black. But his heart could see a third color, a color more valuable than the million colors his eyes could not – grey.


Writer's note: My third attempt at 55 fiction - a story in 55 words. Attempting one after a long time. This is inspired by a fictional character Zatoichi the blind swordsman. 
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15 comments:

Gyanban said...

Nice one.

Harsha Chittar said...

I admire people who can pen down a 55 fiction, according to me it is the toughest to write, good job with the 55 fiction nice take on the topic.

The Fool said...

Thanks, Gyanban.

Thanks, Harsha. Even I find it difficult. This is only my third 55 fiction.

Siddhesh Kabe said...

Hey dude a long time I came back on your blog. And it was perfect... great 55 man...

Rinaya said...

I agree with Harsha.. a very thought-provoking piece of 55 fiction..

Someone is Special said...

Thanks and this is an awesome write!

Someone is Special

D2 said...

A warrior with a heart. Nice one.

Animesh Ganguly said...

Great one man, profound it was!
Worthy, thank you :)

The Fool said...

Welcome back, Siddesh. Been a long time.

Thanks, Rinaya, D2, Animesh and SIS.

Enchanta said...

Very interesting perspective!
All the best! :)

the critics said...

interest different and spoke a lot of meaning.....but what does grey symbolize here....black and white i took as victory and defeat.....

the critics said...

is it reliability ??

rajathecritic - BLACK AND WHITE

The Fool said...

@critics - Black and white is usually viewed as good and evil - darkness and light. So a warrior sees good he has to protect and evil he has to destroy. Grey signifies a greater understanding of people without jumping to conclusion whether they are good or evil

Antara said...

A warrior being able to understand the grey...that is a good good perspective.
Maybe you should extend on this. Write a longer story. I liked the 'warrior with a heart'(as D2 said) theme

The Fool said...

@Antara - Good idea. Might do it.

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