She was a mystery, no one knew where she came from. She hardly spoke and often used her alluring smile to respond. Her gothic looks were not helping either, for everyone wanted to accost her. And her reserved stature only made her more desirable. The men tried everything, cajoling, coaxing, telling tall tales, wearing the best attire, but she didn’t pay any hood and kept locked her mystic demeanor in her well-knitted cocoon.
Years passed on. Few lost interests, few new ones added to her admirer list and some surged back when they saw her gorgeous sight. But nothing changed, she was as mysterious as before.
And then he appeared with his 5’o clock shadow and carefree eyes. His puckish wit and sensuous talks peeled her inhabitation one layer at a time. Then one day she breached her self imposed limit. She looked into his eyes and with a soft harmonious tone enquired his name. But the tables had turned this time, he gently smiled and assumed silence, for now, it was his turn. A vengeance from some past yonder resurfaced at that momentary trice.
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46 thoughts on “Whimsical – A Flash Fiction”
well done 🙂
Thanks so much my dear friend
of course, always a pleasure.
Wow..,this is definitely a Flash. Beautifully written Shantanu.
Thanks so much for reading it so beautifully
You are truly amazing
Ah! She missed him…but was it her fault ??
Absolutely not. I usually leave it for reader’s interpretation. But to me she deserve better than him 🌸😊
Thanks so much for your kind read
You are very kind. Thank you
See …being too beautiful is aslo dangerous….u habe several options. Sometimes u miss the realones….!! Anyway… I enjoyed it! ❤️☺️
You quite welcome
Thank you for reading and I love your DP. You look gorgeous ❤️
Thanks so much my friend
Oh, the tables indeed turned. What a lovely tantalising story. ❤️
Thanks so much for reading so beautifully 🌸😊💕
Thank u Shantanu ! 🙂 I thought , no one noticed.. 😉 ..Indian attires always makes u look elegant , isn’t it ?
. I absolutely noticed. You look stunning. Stay charming 🌸😊
thank u again 😉
My pleasure 😊
lol for some they only want to conquer, they have no intention of following through … he rose to the challenge 🙂
Haha. True that my friend. Thanks for your read
you’re most welcome!
You’re very welcome
Always a pleasure Shantanu 😀 😀 😀
Thanks so much
A beautiful and captivating story; I loved the last lines and the moral of the tale.
Thanks so much, Jaya. So appreciate your words
Wow / I like the way she is admired ❤️ well expressed !!
Thanks so much, Prabha ❤️
You are welcome dear !!
Brilliant! Love this piece shantanu! Very well written! ❤
Thanks so much for your lovely read
Happy to read you 🥰