Winter

These flowers, she had nurtured for months, looked sullen today. Droplets had crystallized underneath the white petals. She shook them off, letting it splatter on the icy ground. Maybe that would unfreeze her heart too. If only it could!!
The snow didn’t bother her as she walked towards the awaiting cab.

He kept staring at the road, long after the cab had pulled away. Little Timmy, slowly crept under his shoulder.
“Will Mommy live with Grandma now?” 
He looked down, into his innocent eyes.
“No son, she went to live her dreams”

This was going to be a hard winter.

                                              100 Word Fiction


32 comments:

  1. Ahh innocence questions & the hurt..nicely done..

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  2. The most innocent of questions sure pack a powerful punch. Heart breaking!

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  3. Ah, you are becoming a fiction writer are you Raj? ;) A good one at that: way to go! ;) <3

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    1. our chat the other day inspired me. Thanks Elly :)

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  4. Wow! Well done! Loved the interplay of different emotions!

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  5. That is lovely. Emotion all round. Except for her.
    Suggestion: let it read, "... into innocent eyes". Omit the word 'his'??

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    1. thank you for suggesting Patrick :) Glad you stopped by.

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  6. Very sad, I like how the flowers stand for so many things here.

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    1. I am glad you liked the reference :) thank you

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  7. Sad and beautiful...she went to live her dreams....

    Lily

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  8. some times this becomes inevitable! reminded of the movie 'akele hum akele tum' :)

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    1. oh yeah, it had a similar story. Thank you for writing in :)

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  9. Dear Rajlakshmi,

    Hopefully it won't take her long to realize that she left her dreams on the doorstep. Nicely done.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Sometimes realization comes a tad too late. Thanks for writing in.

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  10. So hard with dreams... They are many times the loneliest place to be in.... I still hope they can find a common dream.

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    1. That's really well said. Indeed dreams can be only. Thank you for writing in.

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  11. Aah! That was sad! My heart goes out to the lil child!

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  12. Well done ... made me curious :)

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