The Fort #FridayFotoFiction



The fort was bustling with activity. There was a barrage of tourists that have been streaming in since last few months.

It puzzled me. It was not that the fort was deserted. But, of late it felt lively. Something had happened that drew more and more people to these decrepit walls that withstood the sands of time.

Oh, what all transpired within these walls! The Queen who was an alluring beauty and the conqueror who was smitten by her!

Almost everyone who came these days seemed to be talking about the Queen. They seemed to be historians all of them. They claimed to know everything. They read it in those History books. Some spoke about an impending movie which was to depict the travails of the formidable fort.

I wondered, could the past be narrated immaculately without any prejudices or errors?

If only the walls of the fort could speak!


(150 words)

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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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13 Responses to The Fort #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Kriti Sharma says:

    OMG…so relatable to the present day scenario…wish the fort could really speak

  2. Ravi S says:

    Oh wow. Amer palace right, atleast losses will offset.

  3. rashimital says:

    Aah. Such a relatable piece, Meha. Coincidently we both have written keeping the protagonist same, but the story differs. And I so wish too, if only the walls could speak, we could have averted all the violence around.

  4. Anagha Yatin says:

    So much rooted in today! Poignant tale Meha…really wish if the walls could speak.

  5. Meenakshi says:

    So apt for all the hullabaloo over The Chittorgarh fort and its Queen ! If only the bricks tell the tale…

  6. Mayuri6 says:

    Reminded me of Padmavati! If only the walls could speak, indeed! Loved this take on the prompt, Meha!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

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