Ravi saw most of the students in the library were studying for the approaching final exams with serious expressions on their faces. Some were dozing off incapable of taking the serious stuff anymore. There was pin-drop silence maintained by the solitary librarian.
Ravi took out a coin from his pocket, and flicked it on the table. It went thud-thud-thud-thud. In the cavernous high-ceiling library, it echoed off the walls.
The sound woke up the sleeping beauties. The students went into peals of laughter looking for the source. The angry librarian made a big ‘SSSHHHHHHH…SILENCE’. Ravi quietly slipped from the library.
Written for the Rochelle Weisoff Fields’ Friday Fictioneers
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She was willing to sacrifice all to be Mitul’s wife.
But Mitul was under family obligations. He loved Ananya and said couldn’t marry her as he had to fulfill his parents’ wishes. Since, someone in his family had a love marriage, he had promised his parents that he will only have an arranged marriage as is the norm in India. It sounded too silly to her.
‘But, then you had no right to love me.’, she argued. But Mitul was stubborn and felt he had to keep his family happy.
‘The ball is to the left Kathy’ screamed Tim from the shore as Kathy walked deeper into the ocean.
She was searching for the ball which they were playing with at the beach. But, she was not able to see properly in the glare of the sun, the high waves lashing against her. The silly umbrella she was holding was making her off-balance. She was a good swimmer, but it’s a high tide and she was slipping when walking on the sand. She gave up on the stupid ball and was about to turn back, when she felt it. She felt her feet off the ground and herself being sucked into the ocean with such force.
She cried for help. But on this private beach, there was nobody else. And she saw Tim running towards her jumping right into the ocean. He was futilely trying to reach her. At that moment, she forgave him as she knew he loved her.