By Neel Anil Panicker

By the time the two had reached the roundabout it was all quiet; all she could see was a thick bushy outgrowth__tall, cinder trees  stood like fiery sentinels, their huge monstrous branches, twisted and entwined  encircling the other less fortunate cousins, clasping them with their gnarled roots, a tinge of reddish ferocity peeping out like florescent bulbs in the near dark.

She shuddered with fright and inched closer to her partner.

“Dev, it’s so lonely out here. Let’s turn around, I am scared”.

“Scared? And you? Stop kidding, Anjali”.

She found him peering down at her, his handsome face, now clad in a silly smile, an all knowing, half mocking curl that he turned on whenever she uttered something that he deemed nonsensical; his ocean blue matching the gesture, insouciance personified.

She opened her mouth to say something but he beat her to it.

Arching his shoulders forward, he scooped his massive arms around her and bottled her luscious lips with his own.

That’s how they stood, bang in the middle of the main arterial pathway that carved a circular wing around the park, their bodies crunched together, utterly oblivious to the world around them, their hearts beating in sync with their bodily vibrations.

His eyes closed, his hands busy at work, Dev decided it wasn’t an ideal time__he would get better opportunities to kill her.

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4 thoughts on “neelwrites/everything’sgotatime/flashfiction/shortstory/04/07/2018

  1. Well, why rush?! 🙂

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  2. Loved piece of writing. I had a feeling he was a wrong un.

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  3. Great story Neel! The ending was a real eye opener! Please try to keep your stories within the word limit. I know it’s a pain but that is what makes it a challenge.

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  4. Great story Neel. As always the narration was superb.

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