FFfAW # 71: The Reunion

This is written for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers  (100- 175 words). Thank you Joy for hosting the challenge and thank you Louise for the photo. For other stories on this prompt please click here


The Reunion

Words 165

“Hi Alisha.”

“Hi Bijooka.” She laughed.

“Come on!” He spread his arms. “From which angle do I look like a scarecrow?”

“Sorry. That slipped out.” Alisha apologized. “We were really mean to you.”

“It doesn’t matter.” He said. “Not now.”

“It must have hurt then?”

“Yes.” He swallowed. “Some. I often fought with Ma for more food. But there never was enough…”

“I am sorry.”

“How come you’re all alone?”

Alisha turned away. “Very hot outside.”

“Or is the reunion no fun?”

Alisha sighed. “Yeah. It was a bad idea.”

“Where’s Rohit?”

“School sweethearts should never get married.”

“What happened?”

Alisha shrugged. “The usual. I thought I was the Princess. Rohit thought he was the Prince. In the battle for supremacy we both lost our kingdom.”

“I can’t say I am sorry. I always thought you deserved better.”

Alisha stared.

He grinned sheepishly. “I had a massive crush on you.”

“Why didn’t you say something?”

He looked down and scuffed his shoe. “I am now.”


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