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Where am I?

I can’t find my glasses, they were here a while ago

Where is my Akbar?  Can’t hear him bark
Has Imtiaz returned?
I hope he remembers to pick up eggs

A tear rolled down her cheek as her hands started to tremble

A pair of butterflies danced around her as she stared into the distance

A soft voice whispered in her ear, ‘Don’t worry, I am here.

Here are your glasses. Imtiaz is back home and Akbar is sleeping in the yard.’

Seven- year- old and seventy- year- old looked into each others’ eyes. Nothing but love.

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Write a hundred words without thinking – just free your mind!



Categories: Fiction

Michelle Liew · February 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm

The elderly truly value the comforting voice of a young one.

howshewrites · February 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

That is so sweet!
– Anjana.

Shailaja V · February 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

This was completely inspired by the loving exchange I saw between my daughter and her great grandmother. What absolute love and patience. There's more than a thing or two we can learn from children.

Shailaja V · February 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Thanks Anjana 🙂

Nabanita · February 10, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Oh how beautifully you have captured the relationship between an elderly and a young child perhaps…

Shailaja V · February 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Glad you liked it, Naba 🙂

Aparna · February 11, 2014 at 5:02 am

Reminded me of the pic you had posted, really sweet connection across the ages 🙂

pastiche · February 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm

very heart warming.and you have written with such ease commendable

rudraprayaga · February 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm

The bond between the young and old.Nice.

nibhz · February 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm

its so sweet! loved it!

tulika singh · February 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

That's a truly special relationship… Loved that picture you put up n FB too.

Shailaja V · February 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Yes, the post was inspired by that snap actually 🙂

Shailaja V · February 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Thank you for your kind words. I have recently started exploring this genre of micro fiction 🙂

Shailaja V · February 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I am so happy that you liked it 🙂

Shailaja V · February 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thank you Nibhz!

Shailaja V · February 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Thanks Vishal 🙂

Shailaja V · February 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm

It really is. That snap happened totally on the spur of the moment. Loved watching them play.

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