The Lonely Road…


The night is long and lonely. After endless tossing and turning in bed, I decide to listen to the music to calm myself.

As soon as I press the ‘Play’ on the music-player, I panic and realize that the ‘noise’ would disturb the children.

I fumble in the dark to press the ‘Stop’ and search for the earphones, the cough syrup breaks into smithereens upon hitting the floor.

As my nerves fray some more, I hear my son’s grouchy voice, “Is this the hour for pranks, Dad?”

He leaves without waiting for my reply and without seeing my crestfallen face.


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

In this prompt a story is weaved using the three words, earphones, cough syrup and prank.

Image Courtesy : morgueFile

A Drabble is an extremely short work of fiction which is exactly one hundred words in length.

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