Photo (c) Roger Bultot


Words 97

“Namaste Mother. Yes I am well. You?”

“Don’t worry Mother. Things are better now that I know his likes and dislikes.”

“Yes Mother. Once he leaves, I don’t have much work.”

“No Mother. All that has changed. I no longer flit in and out of the house. We go out only on weekends for our weekly shopping.”

“Friends? No Mother. Sometimes I think there are less people in this entire building than there are at home!”

“What do I do? I relax. I look out of the window watch the snowfall, talk to the flowers.”

“Namaste Mother.”


Written for Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting it and to Roger Bultot for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here

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36 thoughts on “Grounded”

    1. I am never quite sure how close to real life conversations should or can be. I tend to use a lot of names while speaking to the concerned person. But here I used it to emphasize the one-sided conversation over telephone and wasnt quite sure if it worked. In fact I dithered over the title wondering if i should rename it to The Phone call or something so that there was no confusion. But then again didnt want to be too obvious!

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      1. ah- loved hearing the thoughts behind it – there was also something very formal – with ‘mother’ – as opposed to mom, momma, ma, etc.
        and so a refined and formal vibe came across too

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      2. Over here in India, in I think all languages the ‘you’ form exists in three forms – say in Hindi ‘aap’ is a formal way of addressing one’s seniors, ‘tum’ is the casual you form while ‘tu’ is for very close friends and juniors. Mothers maybe addressed as aap, tum or even tu depending on the region or family. Here she is from the formal category 😀

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and the award. Unfortunately at the moment I am too tied up to participate in this award gig – hope you will forgive me. But thank you very much for thinking of me – honored and flattered.

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  1. Hope the mother cottoned on to the true emotions of her daughter….that’s what mothers always brag about right…that no one else would know their kids as they do…

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