#TellTaleThursday – 11th October 2018

The other evening, as I was walking in the park with my daughter, yellow and orange leaves fell on us heralding the arrival of Autumn. That gave us an idea! We thought Autumn will be an ideal prompt for our second week of #TellTaleThursday. What say!!

Let’s make an ode to this golden season with our pen and imagination.

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Use the graphic prompt given below, weave a story, and add to the linky.  Have fun!

Lady in Red

Image Credit: Giphy.com

Word count – 159 Words

Lady in Red

She was waiting by the tree, resplendent in her favourite red dress, enjoying the pretty autumn colours. She loved when the yellow, orange and red leaves fell down and became one with the earth and the crisp mountain breeze made her hair fly. Pity most people didn’t see it that way – they only saw the barren trees that reminded them of their twilight years and impending end.

She looked up and saw a couple coming her way. The man whispered something in the woman’s ear and she laughed, love shining bright in her eyes. They were pushing a stroller with a cherubic 2-year old. The toddler looked up at her and waved. She waved back. The couple looked around, but saw nothing. They hurried their steps and left the park.

She sighed. Some people had it all. But, she was happy with her tree, her red dress and wind in the hair.

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About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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9 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 11th October 2018

  1. Priya says:

    Spooky! Despite the premonition in the first paragraph, I was surprised by the ending. Very well written, Anshu.

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Yes, autumn is a beautiful time of the year.

  3. Akshata Ram says:

    A ghost but a friendly one.. its nice to see a positive side to ghosts rather than the scary picture thats always presented.

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  5. Prerna Wahi says:

    Nicely written. Liked the ending. Keep writing these short tales. Enjoyed it!

  6. Ramya says:

    Wow.. a ghost.. yes, a few can have it all but everyone have their own highs and lows.

  7. Autumn a season thats indeed associated with beauty, and here you have a story thats woven with magic associating it with all together another aspect. Lovely Anshu

  8. Parul Thakur says:

    Spooky! that was something. I liked the twist in the end. I was expecting this to be sad but it turned out to be slightly scary 😛 Good one!

  9. BellyBytes says:

    So she was a ghost? Nice one though without any element of spookiness normally associated with Ghost stories

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