A balmy morning, gentle breeze sauntering across the corridors sent an alluring invite. She thus ran across, bare feet.

She stopped midway to drench in the shower of the golden rays, filling her heart with an aubade by the rustling leaves, chirping birds, whispering zephyr.

Playful waft kissed her cheeks, tousled her hair, fluttered her red dress. She stood motionless as if under influence. Maybe she was enamored by the carefree lightness of the moment.

Ruthless Awakening

A wave of pain jostled her out of dream when the lady constable kicked her back, yelling, “Kitane baar bola, foothpath pe nahi sone ka”*

Wishing all my readers a “Very Happy Women’s Day”.
This Women’s day, I decided to challenge myself with the task that I have not tried before but always wanted to do. This coincidentally is the week of  Write Bravely challenge… Festival of Words! Took the opportunity to prove a brownie to self. This is my first attempt to write a perfect 100 word story, a challenge that I set for myself. When I placed the period at the end of the story, it rushed in the sense of accomplishment which I suppose will stay put with me for long! Day is made!
How are you celebrating the Women’s day this year, I am eager to know! Do share…
*Kitane bar bola, footpath pe nahi soneka – How many times did I warn you not sleep on footpath
I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019 hosted by Write Tribe
Its Day 5 and I have used word prompt “Influence” and picture prompt of the day.
You can read my Day 1’s post, “Charcoal and Limestone” here , Day2’s post “Inverted Reality” here, Day 3 post “Handful of Serenity” here, Day 4 post “A Date…With Self” here


shravmusings · March 8, 2019 at 11:01 am

Such a short story but indeed full of emotions which a person can experience in a very short span of time.

Shubhra Rastogi · March 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm

I loved the end you completely nailed it!

Esha M Dutta · March 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Such a lovely story, Anagha! You should be proud of your achievement!!!

Kalpana Solsi · March 8, 2019 at 2:40 pm

The end was a bit shocking and unexpected. May you write more of 100- word stories.


Anshu Bhojnagarwala · March 8, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Oh the powerful emotions she was feeling only to be woken up so rudely, poor girl! Harsh reality of life. Anagha, 100 word story – wow, congratulations!

Akshata Ram · March 8, 2019 at 4:32 pm

The last line was hilarious.. jhakaas post on Women’s Day

Abhiit · March 8, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Touching story. A homeless woman is also a woman. She deserved dignity. Happy women’s day.

Jisha Rajesh · March 8, 2019 at 5:37 pm

A perfect day to post such a powerful story…loved it very much.

Janani · March 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

what a powerful story…brilliant end.

Anita · March 8, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Congrats for your maiden 100 word story!
Surprise ending. Full justice to the title of the story.
Really wish no one has to sleep on footpath and everyone has homes…
Happy Women’s Day!

Jyothi · March 8, 2019 at 11:36 pm

That’s a powerful 100 word story. Good take on the prompt.

Shilpa Garg · March 9, 2019 at 12:24 am

Wow! That’s a fab story in 100 words. I didn’t see the ending coming. A great twist. And congratulations for your 1st Drabble. Way to go, Anagha!

neerajme · March 13, 2019 at 10:48 am

Really painful…but I hope for the best and wish her to get wrapped in her dreams again.

Sangeet · March 15, 2019 at 8:46 am

So well written 🙂

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