‘The Closure’ #FridayFictioneers

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As Shakti disembarked from the bus, an eerily beautiful sight beheld her. The overcast sky, the deserted pathway, all seemed to be calling out to her. She had made the journey at last. The unfathomable desert would be her final sojourn.

Arjun had drawn such vivid images of the place, that she felt a sense of déjà vu.

Her soldier husband had lost his life on the very ground she stood on.

As she sifted the sand through her fingers, she could let go of her misery and only a sense of pride pervaded through her.

She smiled.

 

(99 words)

Linking this with #FridayFictioneers hosted by the amazing Rochelle Wiseoff.

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About Meha Sharma

Dreamer,Writer,Mother,Fauji wife...all while striving to overcome something called 'Procrastination' :) I dabble in writing and write for @huffpostindia, @womensweb , @mycity4kids. I worked as a Business Analyst in an elite IT firm and as a professor in management colleges. Having earned an MBA degree in Human Resource Management and an MA degree in English Literature, I now pass on my wisdom to management students. To keep my sanity while striving to be a 'decent' mom to my ever inquisitive daughter, I tell myself, what Winnie the Pooh says,"My favourite day is today" :)
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23 Responses to ‘The Closure’ #FridayFictioneers

  1. Neha says:

    This is beautiful! A very moving post about a soldier’s wife dealing with loss.

  2. Natasha says:

    Beautiful and so heart rending. Very well woven tale of love and it’s journey.

  3. Shilpa Gupte says:

    I could so visualise the entire scene – the soldier’s wife finally making peace with her life in the place where her husband gave his life.
    Beautifully narrated, Meha!

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I could feel the weight lifting fro her. Nicely done.

  5. granonine says:

    Very different take on the story. Nicely done.

  6. A unique take on the prompt; glad she was able to finally find peace and a sense of justice.

  7. The pain endured… your words speak volumes!

  8. This is absolutely beautiful. Very evocative and loved the conclusion…feeling of pride and happiness. 🙂

  9. Dear Meha,

    A unique and lovely take on the prompt. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  10. Ravi Sidula says:

    Sad place to be in where the heart is lost

  11. Glad that Shakti was able to find closure on the very same place where she lost her beloved.

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