WPS: Into the Maelstrom

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Into the Maelstrom

Words 151

“Exams over?”

She gave an ecstatic twirl. “I am free!”

“Free?” I queried. “But what about admissions, career…”

“None of that nonsense for me,” she dismissed with her nose in the air. “I have my future all planned.”

“Let’s hear it.”

“First college for some graduation course…”

“Which course?”

“Whatever I qualify for.”

“Okay. Next?”

“Prince Charming will find me and sweep me off my feet. I will lead him to a merry dance, before agreeing to marry him.”


She smiled dreamily. “A stupendous destination wedding with both Shah Rukh and Salman Khan dancing and then go abroad for our honeymoon.”

“Where abroad?”

“Anywhere! The States to do lots of shopping.” She giggled. “Visit all the famous tourist spots, go trekking, camping, just him and me.” She clasped her hands. “It will be the most romantic time ever.”

“Nice.” I said. “And then what?

“I haven’t thought further than that.”


Written for What Pegman Saw – a story in 150 words or less based on locations chosen from Google Maps. This week we are off to Yellowstone National Park in the US and on my bucket list. Thanks to K Rawson for hosting the challenge. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.

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42 thoughts on “WPS: Into the Maelstrom”

  1. A sweet dream! If she really marries for money she may find it’s more like hard work than she imagines! But we all daydream, don’t we? That’s a happy story and put a smile on my face, Dahlia!

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  2. We all can say that , mirages and oasis always break if there is a slight change in weather…an Awakening and a jolt comes like a speedbreaker, but all i hope is we are strong enough to make it on any side somehow….

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  3. May be the mother would say “and then reality strikes!!” 😃
    Free to dream away at that age…wonder how different the dreams are for different genders…..mine dream about Harley’s and R8s 😅

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  4. I remember when I passed my O level exams I knew I was going to university for further studies. So I sailed (without my father) across the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed to a strange but familiar and exciting country. I had no thoughts beyond going to college to pursue my science degree. Oh! Those were the days, happy, carefree and no thought for the future.
    I have been lucky to visit the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and other parks in California. First time in the 80s with my cousin and the second time 2 years ago with friends. You must visit them sometimes.

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