Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Forever and more...

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They said that grief was a strange thing, it tears you apart, leaving scars that are invisible; but they also said that this pain, this dull ache which holds you in its clutches would diminish over time. Then why is it that even after ten years, the pain still seems like a fresh wound, the skin around it like a sore infection, which refuses to heal? 

Janet stood near the tombstone of her dead husband and wiped away the tears that had begun to form from the corner of her eyes. He had promised he would be there with her forever; he was the one who held her hand as she battled breast cancer and he was the one who had wiped away her tears and fears as she lost her hair to chemo. 

But today, as his tombstone stood blurred before her eyes, she smiled for the first time in a long time seeing the tiny yellow flower which had grown beside it, keeping him company; he was no longer alone and strangely enough, neither was she. 

36 comments:

  1. Lovely short fiction piece Aathira! Keep it up! :) <3

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  2. Beautiful Aathira! Lovely story there.

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  3. Such a touching, lovely piece of story here. Great work, Aathira!

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  4. Brilliant take on prompt Aathira. Liked it :)

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  5. A poignant take. Loved the yellow flower bit.

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  6. Beautiful. Very well brought out in so few a words.

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  7. I first felt sadness and then a sense of happiness in those few words. Beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nisha! Glad you liked it!

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  8. Oh wow! No one but you could think of something like this.

    Absolutely beautiful! :)

    XOXO

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  9. Your description of grief, Aathira, is so poignant. The pain does not go away, one simply learns to live with it.
    Your description of love, Aathira, is heartwarming and touching. Love is about the other - not ourselves.
    You description of the beauty of nature is simple - and that is what makes your "five lines" so amazingly powerful.
    Well done! HUGS <3

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    1. Thanks a ton for your kind comment, Judy! Like I mentioned earlier on FB, your comment has really made my day! Do keep visiting :)

      xoxo

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  10. A touching story but then it brought a smile on my face too:)

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    1. And your comment brought a smile on my face :) Thank you, Anu!

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  11. This speaks about complex emotions...
    About acceptance, love, care, togetherness and many more

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  12. Grief does heal, it just takes its own time and course. Well penned thoughts!

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    1. Thank you, Keirthana! The pain does lessen over time. At least some of it.

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  13. Hugs over this one, dear. The way you've meandered your way from sadness to happiness says it all !!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sreeja! Hugs back to you :)

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