Saturday, 7 June 2014

The 'Burden'





The temple bells rang.  Saraswathi amma opened her weary eyes chanting, “Narayana, Narayana.”

“Parvathy, I am hungry,” she said turning around only to be greeted by an empty verandah. Leaning heavily on the walking stick, she climbed down the temple steps scanning the entire premises.

Her nerves went taught; beads of perspiration gathered on her forehead, mouth went dry.

“Lord, what has happened to Parvathy? Where is she?” the mother’s heart worried.




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The bus to Alleppey gathered speed. Letting out a sigh of relief Parvathy thought out aloud, “Good riddance. At last the old hag is off my back.”

Heads turned.


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100 word post written in response to the picture prompt given below, for the 


Image taken by Lyssa Medana

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