December 21 – Flash Fiction  – White Flowers

Charli’s prompt this week:

December 21, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include white flowers in your story. This is a repeat prompt, but one that has an ability to be emotive. Humor, drama, irony — go wherever the white flowers lead.

December 21 Carrot Ranch Prompt @Charli_Mills

After reading Charli’s post, I felt the need to write something with a little sensitivity…

Ghajra

Arranging the ghajra in her hair, Hari allowed his eyes to drift over her form.
Meena looked as beautiful as she had, years before, on their wedding day.
As tradition states, she was dressed as a bride, ready to leave the house for the final time.
Hari had always bought her a fresh ghajra on his morning walk, and gently placed the fragrant white jasmine flowers around her hair bun.
The gesture made her smile, and she’d tease him about being an old romantic.
So, even today, on that journey to her funeral pyre, she lay, adored and adorned.

https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/21/dec-21-flash-fiction-contest/

42 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Norah
    Dec 27, 2017 @ 03:02:05

    Such a sad but moving story, Ritu – beautifully told with sensitivity.

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  3. Michael B. Fishman
    Dec 25, 2017 @ 19:02:47

    A touching, and sad, story. Poor Hari 😦

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  4. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    Dec 25, 2017 @ 10:52:26

    Beautiful. That last loving gesture.

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  5. anuragbakhshi
    Dec 25, 2017 @ 05:53:20

    Awwwe, so touching, so lovely, and so uniquely Indian. Merry Christmas Ritu.

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  6. Charli Mills
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 14:49:01

    The way we enter and depart into relationships says much about the love between a wedding day and a funeral. You captured that tenderness in s snapshot.

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  7. Colleen Chesebro
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 19:31:58

    I have goosebumps, Ritu. Well done and a lovely image in my mind. Sad, but not sad… ❤

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  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 13:25:33

    Wonderful work, Ritu! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. syl65
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 04:21:04

    Very touching story Sister. You can picture this scene fully.

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  10. mrmacrum
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 23:29:12

    A befitting tribute. Very nice.

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  11. Michael
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 22:49:39

    I think you expressed this tale with great sensitivity Ritu.

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  13. Frank Hubeny
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 18:09:40

    Very nice story.

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  14. Erika Kind
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 16:55:46

    I expected something like that when I started reading. That’s when two souls became one. Sad and beautiful at the same time.

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  15. dornahainds
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 16:47:23

    So Beautiful and Emotional! 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

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  16. pensitivity101
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 14:41:00

    Lovely and from the heart Ritu.

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  17. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 12:48:38

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  18. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:16:12

    Well done. She was loved.

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  19. Jennie
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 10:44:59

    Beautiful and heartfelt, Ritu.

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  20. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 22, 2017 @ 10:29:55

    So sad, Ritu.

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