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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

Shailaja V

Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.


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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