Introduced in February 2013 – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay. The linky will be open right up to next Friday, after which I will have a new prompt and a fresh linky.
100 Words On Saturday 11 Prompt: YOUR CALL
They met at the bridge like they had agreed. No words needed, they fell into each other’s arms.
He was back home, flush with money and ready to ask for her hand.
“Let’s go straight to your house and talk to your Dad.” he said
“I’ll join you in a little while,” she answered.”
His knock on the door was answered by her mother.
“Now you’ve come….?” she shrieked. “Soon after your call her father arranged a marriage for her. She left a note for you when she jumped into the river. You’re too late!”
This story is inspired by a tale that does the rounds of Saligao, my village in Goa. I heard it from my grandfather over forty years ago – but it seems so vivid even now. I’ve taken artistic liberties with the times it was set in.
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