#TellTaleThursday – 22nd November 2018

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  • 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.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Today, we have a picture prompt – the genre the most loved of all.


Image credit: Pexels.com

Word count – 236 Words

Home Coming

As Maria looked down from the airplane, she saw small boats bobbing in shallow waters. She was instantly filled with a love so sharp for her home town. She was visiting afer 10 years. The memory of the last day was etched in her memory as vividly as if it had happened just yesterday.

Maria went to the beach to meet Savio. They met every evening; she came from college and he from the sea. This evening, he was not alone, there was a girl with him. Before she could make her presence known, Maria saw Savio kissing the girl, passionately as only a lover could. Hurt and dejected, she ran away. The next day, she went to Mumbai to stay with her aunt.

She visited the beach in the evening. A little while later, she was joined by a fisherman. His face was deeply tanned and he had a slight paunch. But his face was oddly familiar. She gasped when she realised it was Savio. The years had not been kind to him.

“You haven’t changed Maria. If at all, you look more beautiful.” She smiled.

“I have missed you.

“I heard you have a wife and family,” she reminded him.

“I can still miss my friend.”

That’s when she understood. He had thought of her as a friend, while she had looked at him as something more. In the miscommunication, she could have neither.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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15 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 22nd November 2018

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    This is the tricky part of a man woman friendship, when one of them looks for more from the relationship.. loved how you captured this.

  2. Priya says:

    Ah! She missunderstood. That’s sad. Hope she moves on

  3. BellyBytes says:

    A common enough mistake. But imagine being married to a fat paunchy fisherman!I doubt if Maria had told Savio her true feelings the story would have been different…….

  4. It’s sad when you’re on a one way journey going anywhere but where you wanted. Hopefully Maria will have moved on. Good one, Anshu!

  5. Dahlia says:

    Very nicely done!

  6. shravmusings says:

    Wow so much of misunderstanding

  7. geekanika says:

    Superb story Anshu. A timeless misunderstanding effectively captured in a few words.

  8. Neethu says:

    Beautiful di….

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