Another Dead End


Another Dead End

Words 101

“I hate them! I’m never going back again.” She smashed a cup.

Granny continued rocking.

“I don’t matter, only society matters. Just because Rahul’s poor….”

“…Unemployed.” Granny cut in. “Just think! No money. No roof.”

“I… we’ll stay with you Dadi. You’re lonely.”

“I don’t mind. Not now. Would Rahul like to stay so far away…? ”

“…. He would! He can draw and paint in peace.”

“And you?”

“I’ll be with him.” She giggled. “Whispering sweet nothings.”

“What’ll you eat?”

“Whatever you cook.”

“I don’t cook anymore.”

“Why not?”

Granny gave a cackle and vanished in a puff of smoke.


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

Published by


Email me at or tweet me @mysilverstreaks

38 thoughts on “Another Dead End”

  1. Shadows remain, I think.
    Beautifully written, as always, Dahlia. I loved the true to life granddaughter- grandmother relationship- with granny as her confidante and shelter. Wonderful twist too though it did make me a little sad.🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I like the slightly cynical shade that Granny has become – great to imagine a ghost with a sense of humour! I have a lot of sympathy for the girl. When you’re young, the thought that love conquers all is very strong. It’s a nice delusion and I wouldn’t want her to lose it unnecessarily quickly. But she needs to be a bit more practical if her lover wants to be an artist.
    I love the title you’ve given your story!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hahahaaa…. what a dead end 😂
    Ohh, how much I feel like knocking some sense into her head… “whispering sweet nothings” can satisfy her hunger 😜

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Hahaa…. aise sweet nothings ki wajah se hee, ab aur fields mein bhi hame phal mil rahi hai… so well trained 😝😝😝 (Excuse my Hindi please)

        Liked by 1 person

Go on - express yourself!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s