I have come to understand Cordzilla a little better and although he doesn’t communicate, I get the feeling he too is stranded in this dark world. Kind of like Enemy Mine…wait, what’s Enemy Mine? Anyway, I’ve also decided to maintain our attachment simply because he has managed to source out a repository of nutritional sustenance. Could it be that I crash-landed here and it was Cordzilla that nurtured me back to life by procuring and injecting me with nourishing fuel?
I keep being woken up from my slumber! I can’t be sure but I am able to hear rumblings. I attempt to kick and punch at the barriers only to realize that they seem to be shrinking in. Cordzilla has maintained his calm and continues to nourish me however I’m somewhat perturbed. What do we do if the walls close in further? If I was to take Cordzilla out, would I survive and for how long? And why do I keep hearing ‘Can’t touch this’ from the beyond?
About the author:
Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh (www.beyondsindh.com) since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter' won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
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