Sunday, February 26, 2012

Puffed Sleeves and Pattu Paavadai (55 Fiction)

Maya thought of the little girl. Her maid’s daughter, with twinkling eyes and a sparkling smile, whom she had promised a pattu paavadai with puffed sleeves. A flippant promise, long forgotten.

Today, her maid wept. A mother in agony. A life snatched too soon. Maya folded away the pattu paavadai. Nobody wanted it any longer.

6 comments:

  1. A very short story conveying a GREAT lesson. If you intend doing something good for someone; do it immediately. Do not procrastinate!!! Reminds me of the poem 'slow dance'. "Ever told your child, "We’ll do it tomorrow?"
    And in your haste, not see his sorrow?".

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  2. Lovely piece of writing, Sruthi! Short, but very effective. Loved it. :)

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    1. Thanks sumitra. This was my first attempt at 55 Fiction and I'm really glad you liked it! :)

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    1. swetha, so glad you liked it! Merci beaucoup, mademoiselle :D

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Puffed Sleeves and Pattu Paavadai (55 Fiction)

Maya thought of the little girl. Her maid’s daughter, with twinkling eyes and a sparkling smile, whom she had promised a pattu paavadai with puffed sleeves. A flippant promise, long forgotten.

Today, her maid wept. A mother in agony. A life snatched too soon. Maya folded away the pattu paavadai. Nobody wanted it any longer.

6 comments:

  1. A very short story conveying a GREAT lesson. If you intend doing something good for someone; do it immediately. Do not procrastinate!!! Reminds me of the poem 'slow dance'. "Ever told your child, "We’ll do it tomorrow?"
    And in your haste, not see his sorrow?".

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  2. Lovely piece of writing, Sruthi! Short, but very effective. Loved it. :)

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    Replies
    1. Thanks sumitra. This was my first attempt at 55 Fiction and I'm really glad you liked it! :)

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. swetha, so glad you liked it! Merci beaucoup, mademoiselle :D

      Delete