Creature of the Night

He hides his face with the piece on cloth. His eyes hurt from the piercing ray of sun falling on his eyes.He closes them with force. His skin aches from the feel of light. He takes another cloth and tries to block his whole face from light. When he is unable to take it anymore he stands up and closes that window from where that one ray of sun was entering the room and falling on his face. He draws the curtains.He watches with great intent at all possible holes from where light can peek into his room.
Convinced, he sets the cooling with his remote and goes to hibernation.

He moves in his bed, clock says - 3 PM! He needs to feed himself. He switches on loud music. Drums, screams,groans, guitar sounds fill the entire space. He finds a bottle and
a pizza. He grabs bite and gulps the drink.He logs in to the virtual world and stays in for hours.
Its been long. His senses say it is safe now. The time has come. His body feels excited, ready for action. He moves towards the window. Slowly, he moves the curtain an inch and peeps in outside.What a relief, the sun is all set to set!!!

Time for shower! Crisp shirt, a tee over it. Torn jeans, and loads of
Gucci is sprayed. He smells good. He looks good and he feels good.

He steps outside....Darkness. The cool breeze hits his face.
The city twinkles with infinite lights. Stars in the sky!
No sun!

It his time of the day - The night!

He goes to his favorite cafe. A nice meal with brewed coffee to clear his mind. He goes for a long drive in his car. He halts near the sea. He walks to the cliff. Stands there....Feels the air...Hears the
sea waves... Feels the impact...Closes his eyes....!

It is late night. He enters his fort - his workplace. His cabin, his table, his stuff. He looks at it and smiles. Every time he sees it , he feels so excited, so happy and adrenaline rushes in his blood...!

He moves his hands....Scratches on the vinyl and the whole
place is on with loud music and lights!

" Ladies and Gentlemen....Your in House DJ welcomes you....
The Night is progressive....The Life is Progressive.."

He enjoys his work. Rather loves it. He goes on for hours together!

He is drained and tired. He sun may be out soon now. He takes his
car and rushes back home. Safe in his hibernating place, he lies down
and sleeps!

For his time of day has ended!


wildflower said...
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wildflower said...

It his time of the day - The night!

Appreciate the exactitude with which you present the darkness...and yet hint us about the underlying contentment in his life ...

i hope i got u rite..!

and by the way...
is this you in the making: ;)

PS: no worries..m workin wid u onlY!

Standbymind said...


you neva get mw you?


Hope Mr Nash said...Hoping against the hopen

humbl devil said...

nys descript bro...
kewl way of expressing contentment...

d SINNER!!! said...

looks like he is an insomniac like me, so the option of being 'creature of the night' is open for me as well :P

On a serious note...liked it...

and i did like Race...have explained in reply to ur question:P

Jyoti said...

Quite interesting!

wingrider said...

that was a nice one....
it makes me remind of aman.....
heavy music
under low light.

Anonymous said...

that was a nice one...
it makes me remind of Aman who dies for these things..
heavy music
and a fully loaded console

Devil Mood said...

I thought you were describing a vampire at first hehe.
I'm a bit of a night owl myself. I could have a night job, but I'd miss the sunlight as well. hmmm...

Anonymous said...

cool !! i love the intent with which you describe your characters..really get into the they're almost alive and breathing !!

Standbymind said...

@humble devil!
Yes..contentment..right said!

glad u did!


@wingrider & anony
he he
It certainly does;)
ya bet!

@devil mood..
he he..welcome to the hood mayte!!

He is alive!

:) he he!!

Ghost Particle said...

excellent write bro. the night belongs to progressive. prog rock, damn i miss those days. well. nicely written, reminded so much of a few days in eternity.

thx for droppin by.
- a freelancer :p

Still Searching said...

This is you, isn't it?!

tHe_NeW_cYnIc said...

Ummm interesting!!!
this you in the making?

Keshi said...

I love the nite. I awaken when the day ends.

btw come play the game in my blog ;-)


Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Wow, what a picture of a life.
wonderful, SM

Best wishes


Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Wow, what a picture of a life.
wonderful, SM

Best wishes


gunj said...

nocturnal birds!!
but i wonder if there are certain set of ppl who actually love everything bou their work!

vitruvian said...

brilliant description...
the contentment within the darkness is beautiful..

Cinderella. said...

That is so like me !
The insomniac who works best at the wee hours of the night...
I have a fren who's a DJ himself, and yehi hai uski raam kahani...

Loved the way you out the subtleties...specialy the ocean and wind stuff.

Nice !

backpakker said...

this is the story of anyone who works and enjoys working in the night..

manisha said...

very nyc portrayal of satisfaction yar!!!....luks lyk he s very much satiated wid watevr life he has...but stil loves to retirs in d dark waters of his personality...

the walker said...

um good bro...
wassup with you?

Standbymind said...

It does does

@still searching

@new cynic
May be may be!

Thats coool!!!

ty :)

there are....quite a few!

cheers mate!

Glad u liked it!


ya he does!

All cool mate :)

shikha said...

Heya!!!Good to see ya back here...

I dunt know if its you or not in the post...But this is certainly me except for the DJ part...and though my day starts at aroudn 2-3 PM usually!!:p that too cuz I dunt want to skip lunch!!

vaise ...jsu curious into DJing or stuff????

Impressionist said...

(: Life=BLISS! :)
loved it! :D


swatimala said...


i like the contentment the character has in darkness

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...


freesherry said...

I am sherry and I have started a picture deication thread an my blog

impressionist has dedicated a picture and a message to you at

he is waiting for your reply
take care

Beauty and the BEast said...

Am almost tempted to join the nocturnal clan...:)

Besides which, I enjoyed reading the Post.

I particularly liked the elements of surprise buried behind the masks of words ...

Keep writing..

Keep grooving

Ankit Gupta said...

....aha...reanme ur blog as 'night shifts'


ad libber said...

Gah I am a creature of the night, but my life's description would nowhere be as dramatic, mostly involving foraging for food and blof surfing :(

Solitaire said...

Wow..a night in the life of a DJ. Interesting!

bendtherulz said...

Good pc - liked the dark undertone.
your start always builds up the pace,however sometime thread of the same is not continued till the end.
I hope you can do "caricature of day" ;)as well.
Just so that you complete sequel.

So which one you are -Owl/pigeon ???

Standbymind said...

Yeah Kinda :)


Glad u liked!


k :)

I shall


ha ha..I should

@ad libber


Yeah..I shall work on this!

Mm yeah...nice idea!

My Musings said...

Nice description of The night and the life. Its all in the nocturnal's world! quite an insomniac! so very well can understand this