Right Here Waiting

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Photo prompt courtesy Joy Pixley

I saw her in the distance, and even though I could not see her too clearly, I knew that just like mine, her eyes too were filled with love, and some tears, we’d been separated from each other for far too long.

But now, that cruel distance between us was on the verge of ending.

The setting for our reunion could not have been more romantic. The sunlight playing peek-a-boo through the elaborate trellis lent an otherworldly feel to the path.

I started walking towards her, slowly at first, and picking up speed as the excitement and adrenaline took over. I knew she too would have started running as fast as she could by now.

We knew we would be canoodling carelessly and ceaselessly within no time…

Two…three days at the most.

Not bad for a 103-year old tortoise and his 101-year old girlfriend, no?


144 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, inspired by the weekly  photo prompt. For more details visit HERE. To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


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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1 Response to Right Here Waiting

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Got to love a bit of tortoise romance! 🙂

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