Sunday, October 4, 2009

Colours - Beige

[This is a work of fiction. The characters and situations are purely imaginary, and any resemblance to people living or dead is purely coincidental and unintended.
The photograph only sets the tone for the colour]

Beige pants. White tank top. Designer shades. In advertising or media.
Beige pants. T-shirt with ripped sleeves. Sneakers. Student.
Beige pants. Navy blazer. Structured silk scarf. Travel agent.
Beige pants. Heavily embroidered ethnic top. Diamond studs. Long, straight hair. Account executive.
Beige pants. Flowery shirt. Faux pearls. Secretary.
Beige pants. Formal black shirt. Black strappy sandals. Banker or financial consultant.
Beige pants. Handloom shirt. Floaters. Print journalist or social worker.
Beige pants. Pink ruffled shirt. Silver gladiator shoes. Call centre executive
Beige pants. Polo necked t-shirt. Sensible shoes. Teacher.
Same beige pants. Different woman. Is it people watching? Or stereotyping?


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Drabble(n) -
an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length.
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6 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Definitely stereotyping! But don't we all do it?

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Not Hannah said...

Ooh, I LOVE this. I'd never heard of drabble, but this is really cool, chicky.

Watery Tart said...

Love this one, Natasha! Great observations on what distinguishes whom...

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Elizabeth - it is so convenient, isn't it?

@ Heather - thanks. A bunch of us even have a website devoted to drabbles- check out http://the-burrow.org/

@ Hart - now you know why my output is so low - when I should be writing (on the train), I am people watching :-)

Bubbly Bala said...

I could not connect your drabble to the pic by the side.even though I tried very hard to somehow find a connection.You are just like your kids.Very difficult to read

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Bala - there is really no connection between the story and the picture. The picture is meant to only set the mood by evoking the colour.
But, one could perhaps argue that just like the rooms in the chawl all look alike, but are as different as the people living in them, so too we steriotype.

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