#FridayFotoFiction Aug 25-30 Prompt
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A HEAVENLY AFFAIR
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.