Love Fights Back

No one who knew Lucy would have ever suspected her of being the jealous kinds. She loved her boyfriend, and the small world that they were creating together, straw by straw, and would never suspect him of cheating on her…till now, that is.

Ever since he’d come back from his trip, something had changed in him. He was absurdly adventurous at times, especially in the sack, and moodily melancholic at others, as if lost in another word altogether.

Lucy tried her best to be as supportive of his mood swings as possible, but he refused to talk about it, and things didn’t improve.

And then, something had happened last night that had confirmed to her that there was some other woman in his life. He had taken a name while sleeping, with an intensity and passion that he’d never shown with her.

That is why she was standing outside in the garden now, waiting for him, in his favourite dress.

SPF 08-19-18 Anurag 2

Photo prompt courtesy ME!

She would not be the typical girlfriend and taunt him or fight with him. She would win back his affection in the only way that she knew how…with love. That Dorothy, whoever she was, didn’t stand a chance against her!

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200 words.

Written as a part of Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Susan Spaulding. The challenge is to write a story in 200 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt. For more details visit HERE. To read more stories inspired by this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

A note on the photo: This photo was taken in a tiny village called Prazeres(which means Pleasures in Portuguese) on the Madeira Islands in Portugal, one of the prettiest and most picturesque places we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying at. For a closer look at the village, feel free to read one of my many stories set there: https://jagahdilmein.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/the-makeover-of-prazeres-portugalplots-28daysinportugal/

Note 2: You can find another of my Wizard of Oz inspired stories here: https://jagahdilmein.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/the-endless-wait/

 

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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25 Responses to Love Fights Back

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    Wizard of Oz weaved in magically.. well done Anurag and superb prompt I wonder where you got this female scarecrow pic from

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    The scarecrow and Dorothy in a love triangle – it’s all gone a bit weird! 🙂

    • So, just to clarify, in my head, and hence the story, the Scarecrow is just deeply missing Oz, and his adventures there with Dorothy and the gang. It’s what makes him feel alive, so he’s passionate about it and he also knows that he won’t be able to go back in all probability, so that makes him listless. The girlfriend, Ms. Scarecrow, doesn’t know all this, and so is suspecting an affair.

  3. ceayr says:

    As Iain says, this is kinda freaky!
    And Dorothy seemed such a sweet child.

    • So, just to clarify, in my head, and hence the story, the Scarecrow is just deeply missing Oz, and his adventures there with Dorothy and the gang. It’s what makes him feel alive, so he’s passionate about it and he also knows that he won’t be able to go back in all probability, so that makes him listless. The girlfriend, Ms. Scarecrow, doesn’t know all this, and so is suspecting an affair.

  4. abhiray59 says:

    Optimistic! Bring back straying man with love. Nice.

  5. Dahlia says:

    Haha that was nicely woven together! And thank you for an amazing photo prompt

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  7. Jules says:

    I enjoy how you twist old tales.
    That’s what several other writers have done too – with The Wizard of Oz – I can’t remember the titles now, but they are also plays. The Wicked Green witch survived and had a child…
    One of the titles… I think (might not be a play yet) “Son of a Witch”.

    Lovely vacation memories.

  8. Susan says:

    I love it. I was waiting for someone to do Wizard of Oz (sounds like there are a few others I haven’t gotten to yet) but you took it in a whole new direction. You are a true creative Anurag.

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