La pleine lune

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It was that time of the month when the stars twinkled in full glory. The snow capped mountains looked more magical. The usually calm lake danced in quivered delight.

Joanna standing at the bridge looked up at the silvery orb of the moon and sighed. On one such night many full moons ago, their eyes had met on this bridge. She knew she had found her âme sœur. She waited for him every full moon. In vain.

Little did she know that he was waiting for her too. Only at the bottom of the lake.

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.


About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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43 Responses to La pleine lune

  1. syncwithdeep says:

    awww.. this is cute

  2. Meena says:

    Oh, no! Why? What happened?

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Sad its it not, when two lovers cannot meet?

  4. Dear Anshu,

    You leave us with questions. Beautifully written.



  5. Natasha says:

    Beautifully written. Floored by your writing style. Kudos Anshu!

  6. Dale says:

    Has that feel of “An Affair to Remember”… so sad.

  7. James McEwan says:

    It is as if fate has betrayed her future.

  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Poor Joanna. I hope she doesn’t linger by the lake much longer. There comes a time when you have to move on if she’s to have a happy life.

  9. One can only hope the pain of waiting in vain doesn’t lead her to join him.

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  10. Kalpana Solsi says:

    This is sad for the lovers and readers.

  11. Priya says:

    A tinge of romance, sadness, and spooky. well done, Anshu!

  12. subroto says:

    Beautifully done, with a surprise twist at the end.

  13. lisarey1990 says:

    Beautifully written.

  14. Oh no. how tragic! Good twist

  15. michael1148humphris says:

    You caught me out with the ending, and left a question, why is he at the bottom of the lake, perhaps she has an unknown jealous admirer

    • HI Michael, I left the end to the imagination of the reader. There could be various ways to interpret it – maybe he owed money and when was unable to cough it, the person killed him or he got caught in a gang war, or as you said perhaps she has an unknown jealous admirer. 🙂

  16. Poor man, I wonder what his crime was? And Joanna best beware if her future lies at the bottom of the lake. Nicely done.

  17. jillyfunnell says:

    A ghostly romance. I hope Joanna leaves the lakeside soon.

  18. I hope she will find a way to something lighter… a ghost lover is not a good thing

  19. Dahlia says:

    Nicely crafted twist!

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