#TellTaleThursday – 1st November 2018

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

This being the Diwali week, it feels only right to have Diwali – the festival of lights, as our weekly prompt.

Write a short story on Diwali without using the word ‘Diwali’ explicitly.

Word count – 195 Words

New Moon

It was a big night. She had prepared the sweets herself because she knew how much he liked homemade sweets. The house was decorated with oil lamps and Rangoli and smelled of fresh flowers and frankincense.

Dressed in her new Benarasi silk saree and wearing jasmine veni in her long hair, she sat on the porch and waited. He had promised her he would visit her tonight even if for a few short minutes. It was her birthday and he knew how important it was for her to celebrate this day with him.

She looked up at the sky. Though there was a smattering of stars, the moon itself was conspicuous by its absence. The night sky bereft of its silver pride felt gloomy and lost, just like her.

As the crackers burst in the distance, she felt her happiness ebbing away. It was not the first time, he had broken his promise and it wouldn’t be the last. But for once, she had thought he would place her before his other family. She knew what she had to do. It was time she rewrote her story. She went inside and started packing her bags.

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