Mirage    #FridayFotoFiction

Mirage #FridayFotoFiction

Rajiv started the video-calling app.  He looked around to ensure he is alone before he dialed his wife.  Soon Naina’s beautiful face filled up the cell screen. She stared back as if it was unreal.

‘Hey,’ she said shyly,  ‘how are you?’.

‘Missing you Naina,’ he said softly.

‘Amma and Baba are also here,’  she said as they came onto the screen.

Rajiv felt emotional.  He missed them a lot. He wanted to leave this wretched job and go home.  But he imagined their starving existence.  He cannot be selfish, he resolved.

‘Your home is beautiful,’ Naina said, ‘Lovely flowers. How I wish I could come over.’

‘Soon,’ he said but he knew it would be never.

He heard the owners returning from their daily walk.  He disconnected and sneaked to his flat, still panting as he reached his bed at the end of a cramped row of bunk beds.


How to participate in #FridayFotoFiction

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Stories using adult/abusive/racist language or tones and those that we find disturbing shall not be accepted.

Directions    #FridayFotoFiction

Directions #FridayFotoFiction

‘Turn left,’ she said.

He ignored her and went straight ahead.

‘No prooooblem.  Take the left after the next signal,’ she said again.  ‘Sam.  I lived here.  I know the route to the theater.  Why don’t you listen?’

‘Nah.. this is the right road.  We will get there on time,’ he said and revved up the car engine.

‘Here.  Put this App on,  it will tell you the directions if you don’t want to listen to me.  I don’t want to get lost or miss the movie.’

‘We are not lost.  And I hate that lady telling me ‘turn left’ ‘turn right’,  she doesn’t even say please. Feminists,’  he shook his head.

She sat resigned and observed Sam from the corner of her eye.

This was the fourth time in as many weeks that he did this.  And they always missed the movie.   Next time,  she will drive.   She decided.


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Ghosts, are they?  #FridayFotoFiction

Ghosts, are they? #FridayFotoFiction

“Mani, look! Visitors,’ Prabhu smirked as Mani peeped through the window.

“Really?  Let’s have some fun.  I will make the curtains fly and close the doors.,” Mani said as he went to fetch the strings to add special effects.

“We are ghosts.  They should fear us.  We have a reputation to maintain,” Prabhu snorted as he changed into a white gown with a lighted lamp in his hand.

“Where are my anklets?  They sound eerie in the dark.”

Meanwhile,  the visitors were walking up the rocks to reach the castle.  Continue reading

Break free   #FridayFotoFiction

Break free #FridayFotoFiction

‘A little birdie told me you are not happy with the groom.  But why lock us in here?’ Neha said to her sister.  Disha looked away quickly and nodded.

‘The wedding is tomorrow.  It is too late.  Mom and Dad will never agree,’  Neha continued.

Disha nodded with tears streaming silently.

‘They know but they … .’

Neha hugged her.

On the wedding night,   the groom was shocked when he lifted his bride’s veil and his eyes met the scared Neha’s.

‘Let me explain,’ said Neha and told him the story.

Everything happens for a reason,  he thought and smiled.


How to participate in #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Every Friday we’ll give you a photo prompt
  2. Follow @twinklingtina & @Mayuri6 on twitter and wait for the prompt
  3. Write a 100 Word story on the photo prompt
  4. Use the badge at the end of your posts
  5. Link up with Tina or Mayuri
  6. Read, comment, share on the host and co-hosts posts and at least two more posts linked in the party Pro Tip – Networking and commenting is good for your blog’s health and ranks.
  7. Use #FridayFotoFiction in your post and share in social media using the same hashtag.
  8. Every week we will have one featured blogger who is the best reflection of this community spirit

 

Autumn Memories      #FridayFotoFiction

Autumn Memories #FridayFotoFiction

Nani refused to leave the bench.  It was dark and Renu was getting worried.  Renu had never had problems tending to Nani in the past year as her nurse.  She took Nani out on her wheelchair everyday.  It was the first time they had come to this park.  Nani had insisted on sitting on the bench.  An unusual request,  but Renu obliged.

‘Come Nani.  Bhaiyya will scold me if we are late,’ she said.

Nani giggled.

‘Bhaiyya would scold me too.  But Ajit will not let me go home without his kiss.  Lets wait a bit.  He’s late,’ said Nani.

Writing this 100 word post for the prompt #FridayFotoFiction #Week8 and linking it to  Mayuri http://www.sirimiri.in and Tina’s http://tinabasu.com blog.