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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

What's the date? (100 word story)

“What’s the date, today?”

“15th September, Ma’am.”

As she heard the words, a wave of pain and a ripple of chaos erupted in her placid heart.


One date. A thousand memories.

And all this while she thought that she has moved on.

Engaging her student with some sums, she rushed to the terrace to grab some fresh air. The smoke of the burnt good days was suffocating her without mercy.

After a few minutes, she said a silent prayer and heaved a sigh.

“You’re not there in my life anymore, but you’ll always be there in my prayers. Happy Birthday!”



62 comments:

  1. A very heart touching story ...
    Nicely wrote Purba :)

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  3. Some memories never fade away . Nice story Purba. :)

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  4. So much in so little! Indeed, a sign of great writer. :)

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    1. Thanks for your motivating words, Ravish :)

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  5. Love the way you portray even placid emotions with so much intensity dear. So engulfing, kudos! :)

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    1. Thanks for this wonderful compliment, dear :)

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  6. A painful memory, so well told. Good one Purba.

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  7. Aah...'the smoke of the burnt good days...'
    Fabulous, Purba!

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    1. Yes, the smoke that suffocates us!
      Thank you so much, Sir.

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  8. Wonderful Purba :) Similar kind of thing happened with a friend of mine :)

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    1. Thank you, Darshith :)
      Hope your friend is able to make peace with the past.

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  9. Lovely read...memories are hard to seperate from

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  10. Amazingly written. We live in our own memories most of the time

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  11. Touching indeed. Some memories always remain alive.

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    1. Yes, Dipanwita. Rightly said. Thank you :)

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  12. Just beautiful! so much of emotions...

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  13. Beautifully penned, Purba. Some memories are etched in our heart.

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    1. Yes, Kiran. I feel that we should just try to make peace with the memories. Then, we can cherish them always. Thank you :)

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  14. ohh..this was so touching.. esp cos my bday was on 12th sep!

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    1. Thank you, Ananya.
      And once again, happy belated bday :)

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  15. beautiful expression Purba...
    had somehow missed reading this one :-( glad I got to it now :-) sharing...

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  16. That is what a creative writer/poet can do.. heart touching in a simple way Purba.

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  17. The past cannot be forgotten. Thankfully we can all make peace with it.

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  18. and i want to read more.....loved it to bits Purba so much that I did not want it to end!

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    1. I am super glad that you loved it so much Shweta :)

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  19. Ohhhww. The last line is so touching Purba, very sweet and very poignant at the same time...

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  20. Lovely read Purba. I was moved by the last line. Excellent!

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