La La Land – Chapter 3

The news had spread like wildfire in the village. Shikari had successfully hunted down a Sambar!

That meant food for the entire village tonight!!

There was a buzz in the air, and everyone had gathered in the village square to receive the men who were carrying it back.

This was met with loud cheers from the villagers including Mafia Mona who had scrambled back quickly from her aborted fishing trip.

Later –

*venison is deer meat

Imrul was one of the wealthiest members of the tribe. He had inherited a flourishing business from his father and had expanded it further with his sharp intellect and enterprising nature.

But more importantly he was a connoisseur in all matters related to gastronomy. In fact, Intel Imrul on every month’s full moon night would host a dinner in his home and serve the best mutton to his guests.

He would use these occasions to select meat from amongst the finest of the goats by conducting their catwalk.

Yes, a catwalk of goats! Would you believe that? But when it comes to food and Imrul you must learn to believe anything.

Anyways a few days before full moon, Imrul would approach the friendly butcher and ask him to show all the goats from which he would choose. The butcher in turn would take him to an open field just behind his shop, where the parade of the goats would be held.

A curtain made from sack cloth hung on the door at the rear of the shop. These sacks would arrive in dozens every month at the butcher’s filled with goat feed. Little did the goats know they in turn would be fed to a food buff like Imrul on some blessed day!

The curtain was soon parted to reveal the ‘show.’

An old radio gleefully played out the popular song “ଆହା କୁହ ନା ତୁମେ କିଗୋ ମୋତେ ଭଲ ପାଓ ନା “and to its tune the goats did a catwalk…or was it a goat walk? 😄

See I told you he was called Intelligent Imrul for a reason. He simply had Intel Inside!

So yes, coming back to the feast, it continued well into the night. Our La La Land folks were clearly in a jovial mood and going to sleep was the last thing on their minds.

Dear Reader,
Hope you find the character Intel Imrul interesting! 

All Illustrations have been done by Kishor and you can follow his Instagram account kishormistry_ for more wonderful art. 

I have also penned a few traits of Imrul's personality in a short verse below. Do leave your thoughts and comments and as always I look forward to replying to them 😊

The Intel Imrul Poem

People are jealous; body shaming me by calling me fat,
For they can find no shortcoming other than that!

I am wise, my brains as sharp as a razor,
I can pinpoint opportunities just like a laser!

Yes I am fond of eating, that is my passion!
When I get so much happiness, then why do I ration?

I am rich, successful and nobody's fool,
I romance food and my name is Intel Imrul!

Copyright © 202 Wasim Jawaid

This work of fiction, written by Wasim Jawaid is the author’s sole intellectual property. All rights are reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including printing, photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author. For permission requests, send an email to the author wasim.jawaid@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “La La Land – Chapter 3”

  1. Ha ha ha ……I can’t stop myself…..its too much f fun ….njoyed each n every phrase….v interesting……goats catwalk ….GOSHHHH U REMEMBER!!!! SUPER HIT …..hope to get more like dis …..v nicely narrated ….n paintings too …..All d best 👌
    Keep posting !!!

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    1. Hello Zaheeda! Super happy to receive your comment and read your thoughts on the chapter!!
      Glad you liked it and found it hilarious 😊😂
      Thank you so much for the love and encouragement ❤🙌

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  2. Love the humour infused in this episode and suspense at the end ☺
    The ‘goatwalk’ is too interesting and funny 😀 A befitting Imrul’s poem with illustrations! Awaiting the next chapter of La la land! I’m sure it’s going to be equally interesting 😊

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