Heard/read. Momentary mourning. Forget. Life!


Abstract: Different crack at 55 fiction, employing motif of 6-word stories. [Word Count: 55, Story Count: 7]

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 33; the thirty-third edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is ‘Celebrations’.

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mother ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Children’s pyromania. Tragedy strikes. Uncontrollable tears.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Father  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Accident – kid burns.

Horrified!

102.

Anguish.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Son  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Rogue firecracker hits sister.

Perennial remorse.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Daughter – Part 1 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Nylons worn, afire. Agony.

Survival, doubtful.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Ambulance Driver ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Transports in time, despite busy streets.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Doctor ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Burns treatment. Succeeds.

Shrugs-off, another Diwali.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Daughter – Part 2 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Dodges death.

Smiles, “I’m alive. Celebration?”

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Acknowledgements:

Thanks to Ms. Jay, for helping me with a version revision (within time limits); although we couldn’t achieve the desired outcome. Thanks to Ms. Kay, for saving me from uploading/submitting a shoddy story, written prior to this one.

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Supplemental Notes:

1. Widely credited (?) to Ernest Hemingway for inventing them, six word stories compel a reader to imagine a story in the breath of 6 words. Read Samples.

2. “102” is the emergency number dialed for ambulance service in India.

2. ‘Diwali’ is a festival celebrated in India, predominantly by Hindus, by burning firecrackers apart from routine religious observations.

3. This has been simultaneously published at Onparables.com

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37 thoughts on “Heard/read. Momentary mourning. Forget. Life!

    • Thank you, Meghz ji 😀

      And about acknowledgements – every help that comes along should be appreciated, in some way or the other. And help from any quarter is always welcomed.

    • Bhai saab! Just finished reading your entry and couldn’t stop commenting. Let’s be tuned in, I would like to work with you in the future (say 2-3 years), once I get some of dream backlogs taken care of.

    • Mrs. Jay….lol…it’s just Ms.Jay. still a kid she is. A former friend and literature student – a lady kind enough to help me with my writing. Her entry is there with her official name: Jyoti Singh

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