Нодирабегим Иброхимова родился в Ферганской области Узбекистана, 18 июля 1989 года. Она изучала международной журналистики в Университете иностранных языков в Узбекистане в 2007-2011 гг. В настоящее время работает в качестве журналиста в газете “Bekajon”. Ее основные области специализации включают написание коротких рассказов, повестей и статей, а также перевод книг мировой литературы. Она владеет английским, русским и узбекским языками. Женат, имеет двоих детей.
About the author Nodirabegim Ibrokhimova was born in Fergana region, Uzbekistan on July 18th 1989. She has studied International Journalism at University of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan during 2007-2011. Currently works as a journalist in newspaper ‘Bekajon’. Her major areas of expertise include writing short stories, narratives and articles, as well as translation of world literature books. She possesses English, Russian and Uzbek fluently. Married, has two children.
-I have fallen in love my friend… and I came to you to get some advice.
The problem is she is married. I am in full thought!
-If she loves you as well, I want both of you to be together, life is given only once! – I said instantly.
-But her husband is…
-Her husband will get over it. What is the use of living with a unloved person?! – I persisted. – My advice – make her happy that is it!
Soon after this conversation, my wife suddenly left me.
-Let’s sleep my dear – saying that, mother was about to turn the light off.
-Mom! Don’t turn the light off, please! I am scared of the darkness! –said blind son.
Wind and men
-Why does wind blows?
-Because of tree’s movements.
-Why do men commit infidelity?
-Because of women’s suspicion.
At sixteen: If only I had a handsome boyfriend!
At twenty: If only I had a smart boyfriend!
At twenty-five: If only I had a rich boyfriend!
At thirty: If only I had a someone…
I was young. I used to believe in Santa Claus and his gifts. Getting older, I found it very hard to believe that it was a myth. I didn’t want to believe. Then one day I told my 4-year-old son:
-If you stay nice, Santa will bring gifts for you!
-Mom, Santa is a mythical figure, are you a child?
First, mother glides her child in a cradle.
Then, child shifts his mother’s coffin.
This is the bitter and eternal truth of life.
Homeland and love
They met on the internet. After three years of endless writings, they finally understood that they cannot live without each other. But unfortunately they were from different nationalities living in different countries.
-I cannot live my home and my land – said the girl, – if you want us to be happy forever, come here! Here we are going to live happily ever after…
The guy immediately agreed. When they met face to face…
-I cannot marry you, – the girl told the guy, who was sitting on his knees towards her, – I wonder if I am able to live with a person who can easily leave his homeland and family? Just go back, and never leave your soil that have brought you up.
They were 18 years old when they fell in love with each other. Hidden meetings, letters and madly missing each other… all of them making their hearts sob. Nobody was aware of their secretive love. Finally, the girl was engaged to someone else. The guy could not do anything, after her wedding he got married as well.
After twenty years, their eyes met each other again. But the feelings in those eyes were different.
‘How come I loved her, look at her face, full of wrinkles…’
‘Why I wanted to choose him? Look at his belly fat!’
They turned away. And you want to say that there is no love in this world?
Yes, they never had a love. If they had it, maybe they would try to fight for their love… even a little bit…
-I want to be a great writer! – he told her wife and children, – do not bother me while I am writing!
He worked hard whole days and nights. He did not see his daughter who was watching him, he did not hug his son who was waiting for him. He wrote all his love expressions that he could not say to her wife. He portrayed all his kindness and love towards his family in his all books!
He became a well-known. His creative works were published in millions of copies. He was covered with fame and popularity.
-Enough with writing, – he said himself, – I got aged…
Having said that, he looked around.
There was no one, except a pile of his books surrounding him…
He used books in different ways. He used it for firing the oven. Wrapped and put some nuts while working. Used as a weapon against flies. Made a ‘airplane’ model for his children. Cleaned windows. Even used in toilets…
But never read it even once.
When he reached a high position, HE appeared in front of him. HE kept saying ‘you are the best’. Even massaged him while sitting in chair. HE raised his glasses during events expressing toady toasts in honor of him.
When he lost his authority, HE was never found, even HIS name was not memorable. Except HIS voice, which could be heard from his ex-room. HE was praising his new director…
– I want a virgin and decent girl to get married! – he said to his aunts. They easily found one, who was also looking for a decent man.
So they went for first dating.
– You?! – both shocked looking at each other.
– Please marry me, – said guy, revealing his long-hidden passions.
– You are very boring, – she immediately responded. Flowers fell to the ground.
The girl married to the guy which she wanted. Her husband was never boring, as he is always doing something interesting whenever he is free: going out with friends, playing his phone, talking with other girls, surfing on the net, chatting with online friends. She was very bored sitting alone…
Guy: ‘All is done! This is the end of our story, your feelings are fake and to be honest, I am happy that we are separated! Do not bother replying my message, please!’
Girl: ‘I am not stupid to reply your SMS! I also do not want to know you. Do not bother with even reading my message!’
Guy: ‘I did not even read it? Even did not open it, immediately deleted it!’
After 40 years…
– That was the expensive bowl! – mom shouted at her three-year-old son. – What have you done, little bastard?
Little boy bowed his head, after breaking the bowl while running carelessly.
– You will get your punishment as soon as your dad arrives! – said the mom.
Boy went to his room as he began crying.
Long time has passed.
– Oh my God! – shouted daughter-in-law, – why don’t you move carefully? That was a expensive bowl given by my dad!
Old woman whispered with embarrassment:
– That was suddenly, I was trying to get my crutch…
– I will speak with your son about you! I am fed up with your craziness!
Old woman went to her room with tears on her eyes…
– You never present flowers…- sadly smiled wife.
– How come? I presented in our wedding! – responded husband in a funny way.
– It was ten years ago…
– Don’t worry, I will give you lots of flowers. Life is ahead…
But, everyday passing the flower shop, husband used to think: “I will buy flowers one day for sure!”
…Finally he fulfilled his promise to his wife. He bought flowers and put it to the grave of his wife.
Boy became a poor orphan after his dad had died. His mother, with grief, married another man. The boy was feared from a ‘new’ dad in the beginning. His friends told him that stepfathers used to be bad usually. He ran away when ‘new’ dad tried to hug him. He ran into the basement and started to cry remembering his real dad.
– Why are you crying? – ‘new’ dad him after finding him.
– I am missing my dad…
– I also miss my dad, – ‘new’ dad slightly hugged him, – I have also cried when my dad passed away. I still long for him.
– You also don’t have dad? – boy wonderingly asked him
– Yes… I am also lonely like you, son. Will you be my friend? – ‘new’ dad proposed with little tears in his eyes.
– Yes, I will… – boy took his ‘new’ friend’s hands.
After that, friends used to sleep together everyday.