Monday, November 3, 2014

A Table for Three

Image copyright: Melanie Greenwood

 
It was a table meant for three. And this was where we always sat. Little Riya, her and me; the perfect family. We would either spend time talking to each other or simply drinking in the sights of a world that was stirring awake on a Sunday morning. That was the routine.
 
"Would you like to order, Sir?" The gentle voice of the waitress broke my reverie.
 
I looked across the table. Two empty chairs. The sound of laughter was missing. Their absence made its presence more than ever as my eyes skipped over the familiar menu, its contents now blurred.

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers- 31st October for the above photo prompt. 


28 comments:

  1. Age, memories, loss, and reminiscence. Very well depicted Aathira (for some reason, unable to comment :D hope this one goes)

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    1. Thank you, Shanx! Yeah, blogger acts weird sometimes. Had the same happen to me too.

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  2. Such a tender, lonely tale.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. A lovely story Aathira. Wish he wasn't lonely at the table.

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  4. :(

    It's horrible when once functional families fall apart...

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  5. Dear Aathira, Neat story but so sad to be lonely! Good job. Nan :)

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  6. Very touching story and neatly described too :)

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    1. They may fade, but never die. Thank you!

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  8. A sad tale... Of separation and haunting memories...

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  9. Makes me wonder why the two gals aren't there anymore :( Open ending, but a sad one.

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    1. I left it the opening that way. Thank you, Leo!

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  10. Somebody is chopping onions beside me right now. Not cool.

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    1. Your comment brought a smile on my face :) Thank you, Red!

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  11. Simply touching and lovely. I could feel that lonliness as I read the last few words.Beautifully written.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mr. Parsa! Good to see you here :) Do keep visiting.

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