We were so happy in life. We were soulmates. We couldn’t live without each other. The picnics we had every Sunday, the date-night Thursdays we spent watching movies in the theatre followed by a romantic candle night dinner at our favorite restaurant, and the evenings we spent walking hand-in-hand along the lakeside, there was nothing more we could ask for.
When Danny started falling sick often, things changed. An initial diagnosis turned out to be our worst nightmare. Danny was battling cancer – final stage. Instead of crying and brooding over things that we couldn’t change, we made a promise to each other. We spent the rest of Danny’s life the same way as we always used to. As Danny started becoming weaker, we had to replace our date-nights with at-home-movie nights and picnics with an at-home Sunday brunch.
Sitting here, by the lakeside, brought back memories of the happy times that I spent with Danny. Although he has passed on to the spiritual plane, I know that our love is eternal.
Word Count: 171
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Thank you, Priceless Joy, for the challenge. 🙂
Having heard the saying “there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow”, I decided to do some research, follow the rainbow till the end and see if there is actually a pot of gold. The rainbow ended on a white building in the middle of nowhere.
“The pot of gold might be hidden in the basement”, I thought.
There was a strong stench of blood and rotten flesh as I entered the building. “May be it is just a dead rat”, I said to myself.
As I ventured into the basement, the smell of rotten flesh was unbearable. There was blood all over the floor! I was just about to run when … I heard a click. I was pretty sure that the click was that of the safety latch of a gun when… BANG!
“Miss, are you alright?”, said the voice.
“God, is that you?”, I asked!
“No! I am the police. We had information that a psycho-killer was hiding in this building. You were almost his dinner, miss!
Word Count: 173
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Sam, a retired cop, could not believe that he found his dream home and that too at a dirt-cheap price! A beautiful bungalow right near the port, big boats all around, clear blue water, sea gulls, what else does one want after retirement!
“But something is wrong”, thought Sam.
As days passed by, Sam started feeling weird. It was as if the house was haunted. Many a times he thought he heard someone scream; sometimes he could hear someone chopping something in the kitchen.
As they say ‘once a cop, always a cop’, Sam decided to play detective. He searched the internet for crimes in his area and there it was! His bungalow was once a crime scene. A young couple were murdered. Their chopped up bodies were found in the freezer!
Word Count: 132
Image Credits: J.S.Brand
Kitty turned 2 last month. We cats have nine lives so when I say “Kitty turned 2”, what I really mean is 2×9=18, she turned 18!! So, as a responsible citizen of the cat world, I told her that its high time she learned to drive a car. Mommy is not going to be around forever so kitty should learn to stand on her own feet! She corrects me by saying that cats have paws, not feet!
So, I give her my car keys. Before jumping into the plush seats I tell her to trim her nails. I do not want a single scratch on my rat-leather seats, you see! Then, I teach her the ABCs – Accelerator, Brake and Clutch. So off we go, driving slowly.. there is not much traffic so kitty says “Mommy, you know that scene from fast and furious? I want to re-enact that scene” and before I could say no, she pressed hard on the accelerator. After a while, red-and-blue-blinking-lights car, the one that goes “woop woop”, started following us!
Word Count: 174
Image Credits: Enisa
Mandy was the child of a single parent. He knew that his dad toiled to make ends meet. They lived in a small thatched hut across the village. It was Mandy’s birthday but daddy could do nothing special other than making him a thin-looking oat pancake for breakfast.
There was news that a clown by the name “UPSIDE DOWN FROWN” was in town. He visited houses, left gifts for children and a smiley across the doorway to indicate his visit. Who was he and how did he look was something that nobody knew.
Mandy had heard his teacher talk about the famous children’s novel – Charlie and the chocolate factory… He knew he could not ask daddy for a book. After school, a tired-looking Mandy went home and… that was his best birthday ever, for he saw a smiley on the wall! And guess who was waiting for Mandy inside the house! Mister Willy Wonka himself !
Word Count : 155
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