Author: Mayank Sharma
Mirage: ‘Nature’s way of treating you with your need or desire’.
Rajeev have an accident while he was on his way to celebrate his first marriage anniversary and subsequently finds himself in coma. Though he recovers but scars of the accident gets fresh, when he finds the same ‘angel’ in his dreams, revisiting and making the gleam move to dark. He gets home only to find his wife dead. Will you call it dichotomy? To an extent; it was. He tries hard to convince people around about his wife Shreya’s presence in his life but no one believes.
Time can’t heal all wounds but can cover them for a while. To keep his family happy he tries to act normal but pressure of remarriage, Shreya’s presence, keeps on haunting him every moment. It is then he decides to escape to be with his wife in her world.
Muddled, Rajeev could feel her presence around but couldn’t see her and simultaneously, the question linked with the dream, her death and her presence in the hospital. Standing over the edge either to see Shreya or to commit suicide, Rajeev is drenched in storm of emotions. Will he end the worldly life and find Shreya? Or he’ll see a Mirage? If it’s a Mirage will the world accept it? Or will call him mad?
Let us find an unconfined meaning to most desired way of breathing in, unconfined love and human life.
Narrated in first person, Mirage is a story of Rajiv and his wife, Shreya. While the story started on a good note, it was difficult to go on, as the number of grammatical errors far exceeded the pleasure of reading.
The plot of the story was good, a fresh new concept, it could have a lot of potential, but due to poor editing, I just could not concentrate on the story.
The author did a good job describing the scenes where he showed the author’s dilemma when he is not able to convince his family that he is still able to connect to his wife.
Overall, this is a book, that would have had good potential, had some efforts been made in the editing department.