Drabble on a Rainy Day for BlogAdda

My attempt at Drabble ( Fiction in 100 words) . Stories on Rain, the life giving force and sometimes destruction personified.  Three short stories written exclusively for Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

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On a rainy day, she bought him a car with all her savings. Her father deserved better, she said, after years of watching him brave through the discomfort and chill of the rain every monsoon.  He gloated with pride and flaunted his car to all his colleagues and said, “My tiny princess got me a car so that her father can never get wet again”.

However that fateful day, as she watched the news trying to trace him frantically. She saw the shiny red car floating on the streets of  waterlogged Mumbai.

She knew she lost him to rains forever.

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On a rainy day, he left their home. As he kissed his little son, he said,” Duty beckons and a soldier can never ignore the call for help”. The lil one threw a tantrum refusing to let him go.  The father promised he would come back, but now he needed to go and protect the many who were trapped in hills of Uttarakhand. He showed him the news of the hungry people trapped with heavy rain and the landslides. With a heavy heart , kissing him ,the lil one let him go.

The father died serving the country and home they brought the lil one’s warrior dead.

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On a rainy day, she walked home from her fields, feeling the muddy water seeping through her boots. The  soil was turning moist and seemed to get a life from its usual dry and parched state. The tiny drops of water awakening her being in hope. She beamed with joy and stared at the gray skies.The much awaited rains were here, the smell of the moist earth gave her a heady feeling. After two years of severe drought, she knew the cloud with the silver lining has burst in abundance. And finally she was glad ..she would not hear the dreaded words- Another farmer commits suicide.

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About Thumbelina81
A dreamer lost in this world. Part time Writer, Part time Gardener, A full time wife.

7 Responses to Drabble on a Rainy Day for BlogAdda

  1. Aditi says:

    Wow…loved all the three stories…one can relate to it and there are people who have actually faced this!! Short but you hit the right notes!! Kudos!!

  2. loved all 3 stories…though I wished it was longer 🙂

  3. KP says:

    Loved the last best.While the first two are good,I would have expected you to write a happy story of a love being born on a rainy day between two young thinks instead of two melancholy ending stories.Nice narration crisp and clear

  4. Our Jaipur says:

    Lovely Stories. .

  5. rat says:

    short and lovely..

  6. Ah! Well written but why every story has a sad ending. Was it the theme?

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