4 October 2018 #TellTaleThursday

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Welcome to #TellTaleThursday! We (Anshu & I) are super excited to present the first ever TTT prompt. Today we present a picture prompt to stir your imagination.

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Use the picture prompt given below, weave a story, and add the linky.  Have fun!

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pic (c) Pixabay


 



 


Harbinger

The ‘city of canals’ looked beautiful at twilight. The rich mauve enveloped the canals, and the water reflected the color back. The hues had their own story to tell, but Alice’s heart was too burdened to enjoy the nature’s spread.  The purple sky looked complex and ominous. She wanted to paint it back to the way it was – predictable cerulean. Sitting by the window, she longed for Alessandro. “Where is he?” She sighed.

It had been a year since she last saw him, he looked dashing in uniform. Looking at her tearful eyes, he had asked, “what is so special about me?” She had replied “Everything”. He had promised he would be back soon, “as soon as the war ends.”

Her heart wove a myriad of dreams every day, all with a happy ending. She had grown up with him and wished to grow old with himUsually happy and love-filled heart was aching today. It wasn’t that it hadn’t ached before, it hadn’t pained the way it did today. She feared the appalling news that the sky wanted to break. The breeze grew stronger and she knew that the storm was coming. She cursed the alluring harbinger and prayed silently. 

(words: 201)


(c) 2018 Priya U Bajpai

14 Comments

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    Nice prompt. Is there a timeline?

  2. What a beautiful real picture you have painted, Priya! Hope her prayers pay off and the dark sky and strong breeze are not actually the harbinger of bad news.

  3. Mayuri6 says:

    I hope the news is good and I hope he return. Nature, and fate, can change in a minute. Lovely story, Priya.

  4. shravmusings says:

    Wow what a wonderful story you weaved that too with fewer words. You got the mood of picture completely into the story. How this story has a good ending.

  5. geekanika says:

    I just finished reading the diary of a young girl and that phrase “as soon as the war ends’ still haunts me. But how can one live through a war and not think that. What other option is there?

    • Priya says:

      True. I’ve read ‘diary of a young girl’ and watched war movie too. And I always wonder the same thing.. what for? too much energy wasted, too many lives lost.

  6. Meha Sharma says:

    Beautiful tale of love and longing Priya.

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