She was scribbling with the crayons on the paper. The colors gelling into each other to create new shades. Her words and feelings were pouring out.
It was raining. The raindrops made sound on her balcony railings. But she couldn’t hear it
She indulged in the artwork she loved to do everyday.
She was too busy to notice the unexpected visitor in her room.
“Wow!! That’s a nice drawing..dear..”
“Hmm..Let me see.. there is a house, tree, birds..and..is that a river?”
She stared at the expressions of the motherly face, and nodded.
Her eyes worked great though she couldn’t hear.
Written for A to Z challenge, under the theme, “Fiction Fragments“, but also linking this post to “100 words on Saturday” at WriteTribe, where the prompt is “an unexpected visitor”.
Good story told in 100 words.
Carol Graham recently posted…Dogs – H is for Hiding Behind the Tree
Another beautiful fiction fragment! Very well done!
Beloo Mehra recently posted…G is for Gradual, Law of Graduality; Guidance, An Inner Guidance
Excellent Drabble!!!! I loved it!
S(t)ri recently posted…Get Out Of The Bed On The Wrong Side – AToZ Challenge 2014 – Day7
Sad.. but very beautifully written 🙂
Shalini recently posted…FOREVER ALONE NO MORE- 7
Loved it. I thought she was so engrossed in the artwork that she didn’t hear the raindrops.
Obsessivemom recently posted…G for Georgette Heyer
Very nicely described and liked the subtlety with which you told us that she couldn’t hear..
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nabanita recently posted…G is for feeling Gallant
thats what I felt…. deaf is a rude label…
beautifully written. So much in 100 words
Rajlakshmi recently posted…The Gobsmacked Syndrone
Very nicely done drabble, Archana. The last line was heartbreaking 🙁 Nice working of the prompt.
A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014
shailajav recently posted…A Gift that keeps giving
Heartbreaking! 🙁 But loved the narration!
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well, she had a gift.. so not that heartbreaking, aint it… 🙂
That was fantabulous…
sitara nair recently posted…Forgotten……………..forsaken…………
I’m stunned by how much impact a 100 word story can have. You use your words absolutely beautifully.
Carrie~Anne at That Dizzy Chick
Sweet but sad. When the Lord takes something away he always compensates with something else. Nicely penned.
Suzy recently posted…Life’s Jigsaw – Health
Oh! This tugged at heart!!
A lovely story so well narrated, Archana 🙂
Shilpa Garg recently posted…H is to Hold
A sad but very pleasant story.