neelwrites/aheavenlyaffair/fridayfotofiction/27/08/2017

#FridayFotoFiction Aug 25-30 Prompt

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Tina Basu

A HEAVENLY AFFAIR

Friday Foto FIction Prompt

By Neel Anil Panicker

“What about the books? Are you selling them too?”, the raddiwallah gruffly asked her.

Asha had spent almost an entire day clearing the attic.

She glanced at the books; a pile of short stories, the ones which her husband had accumulated back in the days when he served the Army.

“Why don’t you read them? You will get lost in a magical new world,” he had often chided her, knowing fully well her reluctance for the written word.

‘No, I don’t need them. My life is magical enough,’ had been her stock reply.

But now in the autumn of her life, with hubby dear long dead, and the kids all flown the nest,

the magic had long gone from her life.

‘No, I will not sell the books,” she resolved.

Thus commenced her love affair with books. It soon led to another discovery.

Unlike human bonds of love she had experienced so far, the romance with books was of a different level. It was undemanding and unconditional.

For the first time in seventy years, Asha’s feet were not on earth; she had discovered heaven.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #fridayfotofiction

4 thoughts on “neelwrites/aheavenlyaffair/fridayfotofiction/27/08/2017

  1. With the books in her hand and mind she is occupied.

    Neel, last month I ordered Sudha Murthy’s books for my mother and she is loving all the simple stories.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/08/almanac.html

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    1. Very noble of you to do that. Books are a man’s err woman’s as well, best friend. Thanks Kalps.

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  2. Tina Basu

    aww how cute is that. Better late than never. Wish her a wonderful time with the new found love for reading. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. Yes, very true. Thanks and the pleasure is all mine, Tina.

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