Sacha’s prompt this week for her #Writespiration challenge:

A streaky sky

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.



Dappled with the colours of the sunset, the sky looked beautiful tonight, Reena thought. She got ready for dinner. Tonight, finally, she would tell him the good news.

Returning from the bathroom, the streaky sky took on another meaning. Reminiscent of the streaks of blood gracing her panties. No longer good news.

40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy E Martin
    Aug 11, 2017 @ 18:00:21

    It is such a devastating experience to go through Sis, I know how hard it is. The euphoria then the despair.

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  2. Jane Dougherty
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:53:33

    Been there too. Suddenly everything drops into a big black hole.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Erika Kind
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 23:27:01

    Oh no… it is so hard how quickly happiness can turn into such sadness 😢

    Liked by 1 person


  4. willowdot21
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 23:04:42

    So sad Sis. 🌹💜💜💜

    Liked by 1 person


  5. charlypriest
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 22:09:04

    Ritu, you know I likke to read you, but I bet you haven’t heard a word of the last post or any others really, still love ya

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  6. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 18:58:39

    Creative and poignant expression of the prompt, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Becca Barracuda
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 17:51:51

    You really have a way with words Ritu. In just 52 words I was smiling, and then devastated. I see from your comments that you’ve experienced this yourself, and I’m so sorry. As I approach the time in my life where I want to start my family, I’ve learned of so many people that have had miscarriages, but I never knew. It’s a beautiful and scary thing to share, and my heart goes out to you and all the angel moms out there.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 09, 2017 @ 18:16:01

      Thank you Becca. It was a tough time. I have two beautiful children to show for my childbearing struggles but the two that now shine in the sky will always be remembered.
      Reading a book about trying to conceive and it triggered all sorts of memories and this piece of prose..

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  8. syl65
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 15:22:48

    Poignant twist Sister..

    Liked by 1 person


  9. pensitivity101
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 10:06:10

    Been there too. Just not meant to be.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. ladyleemanila
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 09:22:46

    awww, happened to me several times 😦 good take on the prompt, Ritu 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  11. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 09:15:21

    Oh no, how sad, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


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