SPF: Happy New Year


Happy New Year

Words 200

It was New Year’s Eve.

Like any special occasion, they celebrated in style.

“Let’s go for a movie.”

“Crowded places are risky.”

“How about dinner?”

He nodded. “Not a bad idea. Invite the Duttas.”

“I am in no mood to cook. Can’t we go out for dinner?”

“I am in no mood to change. It’s freezing…”

“The car is heated. So is the restaurant. Not like this mausoleum. Just a tiny blower…”

“Which you insist on monopolizing.”

“I thought you didn’t feel cold?”

“That was in my younger days, now I am old…”

“So you admit you are old?”

“What do you mean?”


“It must mean something!”

“I don’t want to fight with you.”

“That’s a first!” He snorted.

“I heard that!” She stalked out.

A deathly silence and darkness fell over their large rambling house.

She switched on the lights.

“Is electricity free under Modi’s rule?”

Ignoring him, she pottered around the kitchen.

“I thought you weren’t going to cook?”

“I’m making biryani.”

“What will the little one have?”

She pressed her lips but her eyes sparkled. “Soup.”

“Do you need anything from the market?”

“Yes but it’s freezing.”

“Nonsense. I was going out for a walk anyway.”


Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting it. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.

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CFFC: Of This and That

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Light and Dark with (as always) license to have fun 😀


What are you waiting for? Hop on! Yellow and purple; Light windows in a dark building against a light blue sky – got it? 😉 Let’s move on


The white and pink flowers or the dark red dressed woman in the middle?

flowersSome contrasting roses and greens

threeTime for some shopping – some shops have their lights on while others are still in the dark.

sunsetThe Sun sets on a beautiful day bringing darkness but that doesn’t mean the fun is over!

weddingA wedding venue designed to beat the darkness.

chandelierA stunning chandelier in all its brilliant glory

mothThe quintessential light and dark photo of black and white

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