“Life is as empty as this glass”, said Hussain. “Was it ever full?”, he doubted.

“It was! You don’t seem to register it”, remarked Jasmine.

“Maybe, it was. But not anymore”

“It still is”

“Ignoring the reality won’t help”

“I’m not ignoring, but accepting it”

“Life will never be as good as it was. With him around, everything had a meaning”, voiced Hussain getting up from his seat.

Reaching out to his hand and holding him back, Jasmine said, “He is still with us. You fail to sense his presence”

“With him, life was a breeze. He taught us the way to live life, to the fullest. He was a brave soldier!”, she continued with a lump in throat.

Two years back, on that day Hussain and Jasmin’s son breathed his last, fighting a long lost battle with cancer.

“Missed lesson of life” he expressed, hugging her.


Word Count: 146 
“Jindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi”  – a dialogue from movie Anand
I am taking part in the #FridayFotoFiction – Weekly Flash Fiction Writing Challenge hosted byTina and Mayuri

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20 Comments

Meha Sharma · March 26, 2018 at 8:45 pm

This is such a poignant take on the prompt Anagha. I always look forward to read your stories.

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Thanks Meha for encouraging words.

Sudha · March 26, 2018 at 9:44 pm

A heart rending tale as usual Anagha. Anand is one of my fav movies too.

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Thanks Sudha for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG) · March 27, 2018 at 11:10 am

A brave soldier! It is such a difficult life, but it is the memories that makes it all worth it.

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I agree to the core. People may leave from our sight but the memories keep us tagged to them forever. Thanks for visiting Jayanthy and sharing your thoughts.

Shilpa Nairy · March 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Emotional take on a prompt.

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks Shipa for visiting and appreciating.

pushpendra پُشپیندر (@pushpendra4acti) · March 27, 2018 at 1:40 pm

thoughtful inspirational post sharing

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you for visiting and appreciating my efforts.

Mayuri Nidigallu · March 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Rula diya, Anagha! Very touching story! Loved the lesson it taught me.
Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Oh dear…I promise to make you laugh with the next one Mayuri. Thanks for visiting.

Varsh · March 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Such a touching tale, Anagha. Hope we do take the lesson from it and live life to its fullest.

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Lets live life King size Varsh! Thanks for visiting.

Dipali Bhasin · March 27, 2018 at 6:56 pm

A touching and plaintive story. It’s difficult to fathom anyone taking this direction on the prompt. Nice!

    Anagha Yatin · March 27, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for paying me visit Dipali and appreciating my thought on the prompt.

ginelladiaz · March 28, 2018 at 5:28 am

Yes, yes, yes! As always, I”m going to recommend Claudia Rankine”s “Don”t Let Me Be Lonely! (I”ll bring it to class for you if I can find it) But, “Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson was truly revolutionary for me as a young teenager just beginning to explore the limits of literature. After reading Anderson, I remember experimenting with punctuation and slashes because she made all of it seem so compelling in a way that I”d never experienced with e.e. cummings or Margaret Atwood. There”s a PDF I can send to you! Great post! XOXO, Jasmine best custom essay

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · March 28, 2018 at 11:08 pm

A touchy and heart wrenching piece, nice take on the prompt.

Akshata · March 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm

a poignant tale Anagha, well weaved

Tina Basu · March 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

This is such a touching story Anagha! Thanks for participating in #FridayFotoFiction.

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