‘If you can’t run…fly’, words of his mother echoed in his mind as he glanced through the window from his bed, at the blue sky dotted with wandering clouds here and there, complimented by the flock of the returning birds, that evening.

Reaching for the file and a pen with struggle, that lay on the table next to his bed, he pulled out a prescription from it, turned it over, and drew a stick man flying in the sky with a balloon in his hand.

Buoyed by the  thought and the picture that he made, transformed his gloomy mood to one with the hope and confidence though he felt no sensation in the lower part of the body, while lying still on the hospital bed, as it was paralyzed due to an unfortunate accident a few days back.


Photo by Nick Fewings via Unsplash
Linking this post to Three Line Tales, Week224 for this week’s photo prompt.
Categories: FictionShort Story

36 Comments

Simon · May 16, 2020 at 8:38 pm

Brilliant Writing! ✨👌✍️

    Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for visiting and appreciating Simon. Why dont you also try your hand at 3LT as well?

      Simon · May 16, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      3 LT🤔 where is it? I’ll try for sure.

        Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:13 pm

        Look forward to your take. Please refer to the link at the end of my story.

          Simon · May 16, 2020 at 10:18 pm

          Thanks a LOT, Looks like I can do it for sure 😍. I’ll be posting it tomorrow, do check out😉✨

            Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:22 pm

            Sure! All the best!

Shweta Suresh · May 16, 2020 at 8:57 pm

Finding hope in the darkest of times can be difficult. I loved this story, Anagha! ♥️

    Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks Shweta and a heartfelt one as I learnt about this wonderful opportunity (3LT) from you. Owe you a lot dear. Thanks for dropping by.

      Shweta Suresh · May 16, 2020 at 10:16 pm

      Oh I’m so glad to hear that. Prompts are the best when it comes to flash fiction. I hope that you’re able to discover many more. It was my pleasure, Anagha. I look forward to reading more of your stories. I’m one big fan! ♥️🤗

        Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:21 pm

        Feeling is so mutual. I am amazed by your skills and imagination!

          Shweta Suresh · May 16, 2020 at 10:25 pm

          That’s so kind of you, Anagha! Your words have made my day! ♥️ I’m super glad that we were able to find each other.

            Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:27 pm

            Absolutely!

fallingupwardsweb · May 16, 2020 at 10:06 pm

Nice one!

    Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Thank you for visiting and I am glad you liked it.

      fallingupwardsweb · May 16, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog too!

        Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:21 pm

        Love!

Reena Saxena · May 16, 2020 at 10:25 pm

Sublimation of desires!

    Anagha Yatin · May 16, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks Reena for visiting and sharing your thought on it.

Roshni · May 16, 2020 at 10:44 pm

Those who are able to see the light in spite of being in dark are indeed the strongest, I feel so. This is a lovely tale Anagha.

    Anagha Yatin · May 17, 2020 at 8:38 am

    You said it Roshani. Thanks for visiting

Shilpa Nairy · May 16, 2020 at 11:54 pm

Wow Anagha.. didnt expect the ending.. superbly done..

    Anagha Yatin · May 17, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Thanks Shilpa for visiting and appreciating

Ramya · May 17, 2020 at 2:44 am

A few thoughts will stay in our mind even after many years and give hope. Nice story Anagha.

    Anagha Yatin · May 17, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Agree you Mahathi. Hope coupled with faith has many miracles up their sleeves! Thanks for visiting.

Rhen Laird · May 17, 2020 at 4:51 am

Well done.

    Anagha Yatin · May 17, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Thanks Rhen for dropping by and for tour uplifting remarks.

Sangita · May 17, 2020 at 12:33 pm

Very touching.. Anagha.. It reminds that Hope makes a person live better…

Pradeep · May 17, 2020 at 6:29 pm

It’s all in the mind, isn’t it? Beautiful conceptualisation of a theme and a good read 🙂

Ira Mishra · May 17, 2020 at 7:53 pm

What a brilliant narration of hope and strength… Left a lump in my throat

Nitya Neelakantan · May 18, 2020 at 10:51 am

Powerful short. Really well written.

Corinne Rodrigues · May 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm

So much of our healing is in the mind, isn’t it? Lovely story and the image is fab too!

bloggeray · May 18, 2020 at 11:14 pm

This is uplifting. I didn’t notice that there were only three sentences in the story until I read about the prompt at the end. Fantastic work!

I also enjoyed the way you imbibed the image in the story.

Rajlakshmi · May 20, 2020 at 5:54 pm

Tough to be positive in these times. But with a little motivation it can be done. Well written

Apeksha Rao · May 20, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Very nice! Full of hope!

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