FFfAW Challenge-Week of June 20, 2017

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A Silver Lining

By Neel Anil Panicker

An exasperated Raghav stomped out of the room, slamming the door shut, striding like a raging bull towards the balcony.

There, as the cold blast of the nightly air blew in from the sea, he arched his head upwards towards the sky.

Something that he always did; the sky being his blanket, his guardian angel, omniscient and ever protective.

He needed its solace, especially now, when his mind was a maze, fast spiralling into the dark dungeons of uncertainty.

His eyes scanned the blue swathe above him.  The cold grey sky seemed un-obliging; a tumultuous, ragged cloud that bellowed and thundered; a precursor to dust storms, lightning and torrential rains.

Unfazed, Raghav kept the faith amidst the howling of the winds, the flashes of forked lightning and the persistent claps of thunder.

His efforts paid off, as miraculously the skies changed hue, the clouds bid adieu, and as if on cue, the stratosphere lit up a bright red.

And with that realisation dawned__Sheena was right, he was wrong.

He turned back, pledging to make amends.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #FFfAW #fiction #175words

17 thoughts on “neelwrites/FFfAW/silverlining/175/20/06/2017

    1. Thanks a lot, Henrietta


  1. kalpana solsi

    Raghav is a wise person to understand the gravity of the situation and make amends. his life ahead will be bright. and Sheena is fortunate to have him.

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    1. You are absolutely right, Kalpana.


  2. Great story! Very intense with the sky changing colors like it did and I love the ending where he realizes his mistake.

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  3. A nice metaphor for his anger and his mind clearing of it. Nicely done.

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  4. michael1148humphris

    If only more people could learn to control their anger this way, society might be much better. Great interpretation of the prompt

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    1. I totally agree with you, Michael and thanks for the appreciation.


  5. Moon

    Wonderful descriptions and story , Neel . I wish them a good life .

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    1. I too, and thanks for your appreciation, Moon.


  6. Emotions demonstrated by the weather.

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  7. There is great wisdom in this well written tale.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I love the ending when he realized he was wrong.


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