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“A pilot, a doctor, a teacher and a tennis player

A professor, a scientist, an astronaut and a concert pianist

I can be all of these tomorrow, can I not?”

He looked eagerly at her face, waiting for the  reply.

Fighting back tears, Maya adjusted his oxygen tube delicately, carefully.

“Absolutely, my love. Now rest.”

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This is written in response to the theme prompt ‘Dreams’ 
for the week of 55-word posts over at 
Marathon Bloggers 

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Categories: Fiction

Pallavi Purani · January 24, 2014 at 5:04 am

Beautifully written 🙂

Shailaja V · January 24, 2014 at 7:14 am

Thank you Pallavi 🙂

tulika singh · January 24, 2014 at 7:49 am

Lovely Shailaja.. love the diversity of your 55ers.

Shailaja V · January 24, 2014 at 8:26 am

You're a dear:) And special thanks to you for introducing me to the format! I see a hitherto unexplored side to my writing 🙂

Aparna · January 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Super 🙂

Shailaja V · January 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Thank you 🙂

monikamanchanda · January 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm

awwww the aspirations of your kids always make the heart melt away

hugs

Shailaja V · January 24, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Yes they do Mon 🙂 Hugs back 🙂

Mama - Mia · January 24, 2014 at 6:31 pm

beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time!

Shailaja V · January 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Thanks Abha…was going for that 🙂

Priya Mani · January 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Very very touching.

You really are so good at this format.

Shailaja V · January 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Thanks Priya! So should I write a flash fiction collection? 🙂

Priya Mani · January 28, 2014 at 7:38 am

No, akka. Your lovely, personal posts for me on any day. The longer, the better!

Such joy to read them 🙂

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