[Drabble] Ragpicker

One by one Rimi collected the plastic bottles and placed them in the cart. She loved coming to this side of the bridge. The discards of tourists often contained broken but beautiful things. Once she had found a diary too, with colourful pictures in-between.

Fondling a pen in her hand, Rimi thought of all the wonderful things she would write in her diary. If only someone could teach her how to!

 “That won’t fetch you any money”, her mom shouted from the other end, “throw it”.
She sighed and let the pen slip out of her hand, like her dreams.

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21 comments:

  1. Dear Rajlakshmi,

    Perhaps one day she'll be able to realize her dreams. Poignant little tale.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Lots of emotion in those 100 words - frustration, sadness, anger, -- well done

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  3. Oh! What a twist! Wow, brilliantly written!

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  4. I wish every Rimi gets to realize her dream! So wonderfully written

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  5. I think she has it in her to learn and will get there. Nicely done.

    Lily

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  6. Poignant. You accomplished a lot in 100 words

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  7. pen slipping like dreams....so poignant and stirring..loved it!

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  8. I thought she might slip that pen in her pocket, to be used to bring her dreams to reality.

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    1. that's another beautiful ending :) thanks for writing in

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  9. I would hope as a prologue that she picks up the pen behind her mother's back if need be to realize her dream of writing. ;) <3

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    1. ahh now thta's a lovely happy ending :D thank you Elly :)

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  10. Touching. May her dream come true! Beautifully penned, Rajlakshmi.

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  11. There are so many Rimis in the world. It tears the heart but hope one day, she will conquer the skies. This beautiful story has touched the heart.

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