It was late in the evening.
The last express train had just left.
Happy feet started walking
with strides towards stair case. The languid feet took their normal path
counting the money collected after selling stuff. Some tottering feet lumbered
before figuring where to head. Few pairs of little feet stumbled, toddled their
way behind the big ones.
Three pairs of feet found a
spot to settle on the platform. The slithery pair of feet walked away. A
lullaby that she sang made the evening hour slumberous. The tiny feet curled up
to sleep. There was a long sigh. The slithery feet returned.
Kissing the tiny feet, the feeble
pair of feet stood up, dragged behind the one in a hurry.
I wished to reach out to the
baby to cuddle, to the cold-hearted feet to stop.
But…
With poker face, trussed hands,
I could only churn doleful  “Tick-tock, tick….” 
— § § § § § —

Word Count: 150


Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri


18 Comments

SlimExpectations · December 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Beautiful story! I hope there is more!

    canvaswithrainbow · December 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks Zainab for visiting and reflecting on my take.

bellybytes · December 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm

For a moment I thought tick tock was the noise of feet ….. great story.

    canvaswithrainbow · December 5, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Glad that you liked the story Sunita. Thanks for visiting!

Deliciously Alive · December 5, 2017 at 2:48 am

Great observations, these! Every pair, of feet, had a story. Refreshing take on the prompt, Angha! Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

    canvaswithrainbow · December 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Every pair of feet and its gait has a story to share for sure! Thanks Mayuri for visiting and encouraging my efforts!

meha sharma · December 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Beautiful Anagha. Another gem from you. Love your writing!!

    canvaswithrainbow · December 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Basking in the glory of your praises and love Meha! Thanks for visiting

Damyanti · December 7, 2017 at 12:46 am

I'm a flash fiction fan, so liked this. Write on!

    canvaswithrainbow · December 7, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Good to know that you love fiction Damayanti. Thank you for visiting and encouraging my efforts!

sudha krishnan · December 7, 2017 at 6:34 am

This is totally out of the box. You never cease to surprise me with your style of writing Anagha. Awesome.

    canvaswithrainbow · December 7, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Thank you so much Sudha for uplifting remarks dear! Glad you liked it.

Gaurav Yadav · December 7, 2017 at 6:48 am

An amazing story from you as always.

Tina Basu · December 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

QUite a unique take on the prompt Anagha. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

    canvaswithrainbow · December 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Thanks Tina for visiting. Glad you found it unique!

Lavanya Srinivasan · December 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Such a beautiful write! Nicely done, Anagha.

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