Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z - Zoya

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Zoya applied the black eyeliner carefully, giving more precision to her already smoky eyes. Last year, this time, she had been a pathetic mess. Drowning in a pool of self-pity and random strangers with whom she had shared her bed with. The best way to mend a broken heart was to numb the pain, at least that was what she had felt like then. 

Though temporary measures such as seeking solace in men and alcohol, had no long term effects of lifting her spirits, she had turned to it. If anything, she would wake up feeling more depressed the next day. All that had changed the day he had walked into her life. 

With him by her side, she learnt that life was not all grey skies and looming clouds. That when the rays of sunshine would finally break through them, things would take on a magical sheen. And slowly, the days seemed bearable, the nights longer and filled with promise, the words she read in books and the musical lyrics she heard spoke  to her in a language that she hadn't understood before. 

And today, she was getting married to him. The one who had taught her that life was not all lows, that there were highs as well. The dreaded wedding attire suddenly seemed beautiful. Those gold ornaments that she had shied away from all her life glittered on her hands and neck as she moved, reminding her of a symphony that she had heard, and thought forgotten, long ago. 

With a final satisfied smile, Zoya turned and headed down to be with the one person who made the world, her world a better place to be in. 


Linking this post to the A to Z Challenge

24 comments:

  1. Lovely story of Zoya. The pic's perfect with it too
    Congratulations on completing A-Z Challenge :D
    My A-Z posts: http://sundarivenkatraman.blogspot.in

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  2. Great story! Wow, finished the challenge, congrats!!

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    1. Thanks Ruchi! Congrats to you too :)

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  3. there's always hope at the end of the tunnel! it was great being on this journey with you! :)

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  4. Great story. Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge!
    Don't forget about the A to Z reflections post coming up in May.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  5. It is just a matter of time until the worst phases of life pave way for better things to come. I'm glad it came at the right time, before she was destroyed by the temporary measures she took. Congratulations! I am happy that I was part of your journey. I loved your stories, poetry and thoughts. Let me remind you about Gouri ;) You owe us that one :D !!

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    1. Indeed. Thanks so much and congrats to you too :)

      And yes, I'm working on Gouri. I hope not to disappoint any of you!

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  6. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. I liked this post

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  7. Great story. Your description of feelings is pretty vivid. Congrats on completing the challenge.

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  8. Perfect story to finish the challenge with! As always your story is beautifully narrated. I have to catch up with so many of your posts, will be doing that soon. So glad to be a part of this journey, Aathira.

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    1. Thanks so much, Vinitha! It was wonderful to be part of this journey with you too.

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  9. beautiful tale. and i loved your narration.. congrats on comlpeting the challenge.. way to go :)

    A Rat's Nibble

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  10. beautiful :) Loved the way you described her emotions.

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  11. :) congrats on completing the challenge.. i am feeling so satisfied with myself.. :) hope you too feel the same :D

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    1. Thanks you, Pratikshya! I feel great too :)

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  12. Congratulations for completing the challenge. Love the name Zoya and you described her emotions, cum feelings so well. Glad she found love at last:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Vishaal :) Congrats to you too!

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