Beyond

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Photo (c) Danny Bowman

Beyond

Words 99

I love you

Her heart fluttered. A small smile played about her lips.

He knew how to pull her strings.

She hung the sari out to dry and looked out into the horizon.

Somewhere beyond the mountains was her love, alone.

While she was here surrounded by his loved ones.

She cooked for them wondering what he ate.

If he ate.

Sometimes she too couldn’t eat.

She retched.

She’d tell him tonight.

What if someone overheard?

But there was a bigger hurdle.

He had threatened he wouldn’t speak to her.

Unless…

“I love you,” she practiced with the winds.

***

A/N This is a whimsical continuation of my primary submission – Uncharted Territory – for the Friday Fictioneers. And also another possible scenario – Lost and Found. Forgive me Rochelle for testing your kindness.

Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thank you to Rochelle for hosting this inspiring challenge and Danny Bowman for the amazing photo that prompted the stories to write themselves. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.

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Dahlia

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21 thoughts on “Beyond”

  1. I loved the expression of love, the submission of self to your own self found love and an understanding to the sequele of separation, anxiety and ofcourse peace within in still….lovely stories in a totally different style…..

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  2. “Somewhere beyond the mountains was her love, alone.
    While she was here surrounded by his loved ones.
    She cooked for them wondering what he ate.”
    The last line there is just brilliant.
    You capture the tenderness of romantic love so well!

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  3. I very much prefer this ending, which you’ll guess from reading my comment to the first story. 🙂 And it looks like she did a bit more than just say yes, although the declaration seems to be difficult for her. I wonder why.

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    1. In India arranged marriages are common and her parents agreed. But to earn money he had to leave home leaving her behind to manage his family. This is also common. I have elaborated a bit more in reply to another comment. Thank you for your interest 🙂

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