“May I come in?” would have been the usual knock.

However hesitation devoured her consciousness and something awfully restricted her. It was nearly time to recite the mugged up lines and mock rehearsals were of no benefit anymore.
A low knock raised decibels in the unperturbed silence. Anything louder would have torn her apart. Inside the small cubicle, a man dressed in his formals awaited a greeting. She was there on time and punctuality is always a great first impression.
From across the table, he noticed her taking cumbersome steps forward. When she stopped near the chair, her palms palpitated and she breathed heavy. A first interview is meant to leave you in jitters and she was no exception.
A walk from the gate through the corridor to his cabin had already invited eyeballs approach her. She was used to such bewilderment, hatred and

pity but how this man at the cabin’s desk scrutinized her was nowhere close to a regular stare that she had learned to encounter. He hadn’t asked her to sit but had looked straight through her, weakening her purpose. Something in his eyes promised her good news but she would rather not expect much.
The first thing he noticed in her, were the colossal night like eyes that reflected strength. The never maintained eyebrows arched lower than the usual pretty and joined just above the nose that sported a tiny nose ring. She looked like dark chocolate. ‘The darker, the better ‘, he had always differed. Her cheeks did not have a blush of pink or red, because no such color would have complimented her flawless skin. She had her hair pleated just fine for the occasion. ‘A saree that should not be bright’ she had spent hours choosing and draped it well for this particular meeting.
In her, he saw the honest attempts that were taken for this day but that was only secondary. What had actually left him amazed was how she defined beauty.

But how much of an influence could that be for her fate?
‘None’, silence intervened.

She would not be recruited reflected his astounded face.
Rather, he could not risk a recruitment spoke his discontent.
She had condoled herself and exhibited a feeble smile. Wasn’t that the first rule of accepting a denial? Her smile if little brighter did promise a revolution though.
But how can he be the first man to risk everything? Wasn’t she entitled a separate life and a mode of living? What audacity is this woman displaying? Does calling her a woman actually suffice the situation?
She could hear him speak behind the awkward silence. Backing out could have been an ordeal for life and hence, she blurted out.

“Sir. I not read write..I cook sir. One chance please please..sir. Sahab. One chance. “

Clearly the rehearsed lines did not fetch her, a good performance.

“This is not the place for you. You must leave. “
He had said in a jiffy and sabotaged her trials.
She knew that this wasn’t her place, for she was never meant to beg again.
Isn’t begging in trains, outside parks and around museums just as same as begging for your rights? The society definitely has a different rank depending on what you beseech but for her, both seemed similar.
She knew that there will be many rejections but she would not struggle for what is hers. She was meant to be a fighter instead. She knew that for her, to earn a small contract of the mess of a huge office required a huge revolution in itself. Also that she is just at the start of a journey to find the place that he talked about and that returning to where she came from was a dreaded option.

She broke but the man in her constrained her tears.
His sexual orientation and her gender identity do not match but their spirits never die.
She identified herself to be a woman who’s beautiful and was born a man who is strong.

He knows she is the best of both worlds, because he has a better orientation and courage that neither a man nor a woman could possess.

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  1. this is amazing!!! just bloody amazing

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you like it 🙂

      1. 🙂

  2. No compliments this time…i am speechless to this read this beautiful wordcraft😊

    1. That’s an amazing compliment 🙂 thank you !

  3. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. yw that s why we are here

  4. A great read!!!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and appreciating 🙂

  5. People get to like my blog but don’t comment what do you suggest I do. The blog is at its infant stage though. I like your piece.

    1. First of all, welcome to the blogging community.
      Secondly, I went through your blog since you commented. I’d like to suggest you to use tags and reach out to more people. Search tags that interest you and follow sites since you’re new. Once you interact with people , you’re likely to get more reactions to your posts. The more you reach out, higher the chances to meet like minded individuals.
      And thank you for the appreciation. 🙂

      1. Thank you so much. I appreciate this, maybe cos I am new, I feel a bit shy at pushing the blog at people’s face, but your advice I will follow. Thanks

        1. You’re welcome.
          I ain’t quite old about 2 and a half moths as well. Start reading and appreciating blogs , you are likely to find like mindedness.
          Have a great day ahead. 🙂

  6. Thank you so much, Sweta. You are an amazing writer. And I’m glad and very happy to be followed by you. Thank you for reading my post. Keep writing.

    1. Thank you for your kind words instead. You have a lovely blog as well. Nice to meet you too. Never let the words fall short. 🙂

  7. Beautiful Writing

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  8. Beautifully written Shweta…..
    U are awesome.
    Keep blogging

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you think so. Never let the words fall short! 🙂

  9. Okay.
    I am lucky to get you as my followers

    1. That is indeed very sweet of you. I’m also very blessed to have crossed paths with fellow bloggers like you. Stay blessed. 😊

  10. Such a beautiful and meaningful piece, I’m grateful to be able to read it.

    1. Thank you so much dear. I’m honored by your words and glad that you like the story. 😀

      1. You’re welcome!

  11. Thank you so much for the kind words!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wish you a bright future

  12. Amazing.
    Beauty dwells in your writing.

    1. Thank you so much dear. I’m glad you think so. 🙂

  13. This is really so beautifully written and it’s an engaging story.
    Very heartfelt!

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you like it. Stay blessed. 🙂

      1. Welcome 🙂

  14. I love how you write your descriptions…. Really good!!!

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you love my humble piece of writing. 🙂

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  16. beautiful post…you write exceptionally well! cheers

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you think so. Cheers! 😁

  17. I like it

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you do. 🙂

  18. Great post!!☺☺ and thanks for the follow dear….

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you like it.
      Also, thank you for stopping by instead! Stay blessed. 🙂

  19. Amazing and so beautifully worded. Thanks for sharing Sweta. 👌👌👌👌👌👌

    1. Thank you for reading. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  20. Wowooowoow this story!?! You are awesome……
    This site is beautiful…..
    You are a published writer?!?!? Wowooowoow……
    Do you give autograph….

    1. Hello there!
      Thank you so much. I’m glad you appreciate my work.
      Yes, I’ve been published as an author.
      Too kind of you to ask for an autograph!

  21. Amazing work this, Sweta!

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  22. What a beautiful piece!
    Really enjoyed this!
    Keep going!🙂

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you did. 🙂
      Never let the words fall short!

      1. You’re most welcome!😊

  23. Ohh! dear lord! You are a magician of words ,keep up the good work.cheers!

    1. That’s a beautiful compliment. Very sweet of you to appreciate my words. Thank you! Stay blessed. 🙂

  24. You are a word-craft of inspiration and amazing. 🙂 Love this and brilliant. 🙂

    1. Hey Charlie , thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. It’s indeed a great compliment. This truly means a lot. 🙂

      1. You are very welcome my friend. 🙂 Your work is always brilliant. 🙂
        P.S Got a new poem. 🙂

        1. Sweet of you indeed. I’ll be reading blogs tomorrow. I’ll check yours right away! 🙂 Stay blessed.

  25. Woah! Girl!!! I’m spellbound. Great work 👍

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you appreciate it. 🙂

      1. Pleasure is mine :))

  26. Wow !!!this is so amazing.. loved it throughout 😊😊
    You are an amazing writer 👍👍

    1. Thank you so much for such amazing words of appreciation. I’m grateful. 🙂

  27. Seta, are you referring to a “Gay” in this job Interview? A Good Read, but I want to know, is the person a Gay, since you say “Best of both worlds” ?

    1. Transgender. 🙂 Blessed people. 🙂

      1. Ok Ok Transgender.

  28. Beautiful read. x

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  29. Sweta, why do you say they are “Blessed people” ?

    1. Cause each and every one of us are blessed. Ain’t we ?

      1. Yes…..though………..

  30. This is so beautiful. It nearly brought tears to my eyes. 😔

    1. Thank you so much. For a writer, if the reader is touched by his/her words , it is definitely the biggest compliment. I’m glad you like this.

  31. Beautifully written and a different storyline altogether. I did not expect the turn 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad that made you think and you like the story! 🙂

  32. […] The Best Of Both Worlds. […]

  33. beautifulll written… <3

    1. Thank you. Wish you a very happy New Year! 🙂

      1. same 2 u…!!!
        wish to see some more beautifull posts from you…

        1. I hope I do not disappoint you on this. Never let the words fall short! Stay blessed. 😊

          1. u too…. 🙂

  34. Hi there mate, This was a superb post for such a hard subject to talk about.
    I look forward to seeing a lot more fantastic posts such as this one.
    Many thanks.

    1. Hi there.
      Thank you so much for stopping by an appreciating. I hope I do not disappoint you. Glad to connect. Stay blessed. 😊

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    1. Hello there!
      Thank you for stopping by and appreciating. I’m glad you find the blog great for a read. I do hope the website never disappoints you.
      Stay connected!

  36. That was beautiful !
    “She broke but the man in her constrained her tears.” I’m going to spend days reading all of your works.

    1. Oh, that’s really a compliment I work hard for. Thank you for being kind enough. I hope you have a great read. ☺

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