Friday’s 55 Fiction : Requiem for a Dream
55 Fiction is a form of micro-fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words.
Requiem for a Dream
A tear rolled down her cheek, as she covered her son. He had cried himself to sleep. She tried to explain rationally, hugged him lovingly and then rebuked him sternly.
He remained adamant.
She understood his pain.
She had to move on. And leave the pain of betrayal behind.
Being a single mother is tough.
Image Courtesy : Google Images
January 22, 2010 6:09 pm|
Another post on relationships. Remember, sometime ago I advised you to write a full length story about relationships? It’s hight time you do that!
January 22, 2010 7:06 pm|
January 22, 2010 7:52 pm|
Shilpa, I am not a fan of 55-ers..but I love reading yours as they have some meaning behind them..so many other writers write for the sake of it..they should learn how to write it from you..tc 🙂
January 23, 2010 12:59 am|
Poignant and a reality of today..well woven..nice post.
January 23, 2010 4:52 am|
January 23, 2010 4:56 am|
I’m with Pawan..Pls write a long long post on the same.
This was well-written. You’ve mastered the art of 55 fiction writing! 🙂 Always a hidden msg and a strong motive.
January 23, 2010 5:24 am|
Nice one shilpa…but wanted to know something about this story, does the pic show that the kid was just poisoned by the mother, because being a single mother is tough?….
January 23, 2010 6:07 am|
Frankly,I don’t either underst and don’t read 55.
Though I try and read the ones posted by you as may be, someday I will learn to understand 55
January 24, 2010 8:13 am|
January 24, 2010 11:57 am|
that was very touching…
January 25, 2010 7:06 am|
That was a powerful one. I thought it was about a mother having to admonish a child to sleep, but the ‘move on’ and the broken bottle have me puzzled. I want to ask a question, but you will go for a picnic if I do 🙂
January 25, 2010 7:46 am|
@ Madhu : 😀
Pls ask your question, I promise, I’ll not go for a picnic!! 🙂
January 25, 2010 8:24 am|
@ Pawan : I know… and I remember! A long story, needs time! And you know what takes most of my time!! 😀
Will do…sometime!! 🙂
Thanks for reinforcing!! 🙂
@ Mahesh : Thanks 🙂
January 25, 2010 8:40 am|
@ Neha : Thank you Neha. Am truly honored!
Nah…there are too many brilliant writers…I am just sharing my bit!!
@ Gyanban : Yeah, sadly it is!! Thanks 🙂
@ theschmuck : Thanks Sweta 🙂
January 25, 2010 9:55 am|
@ lostworld : I’ll try sometime!! :p
@ Shahid : Thanks Shahid.
The pic…shows shattered dreams…and No! The mother didn’t poison her kid!! :O
@ BK Chowla : That’s really so kind and sweet of you Mr. Chowla! I am speechless :p
January 25, 2010 9:56 am|
@ Reema and Rajlakshmi: Thanks 🙂
January 25, 2010 1:39 pm|
Shilpa your 55-ers are really packed with so much to interpret …my God …. this one too … I know the pain of single motherhood very closely…you got it spot on….
January 25, 2010 8:02 pm|
An the award for the best F55 writer goes to…..Shipa!!! hehehe
its amazing how u have mastered the F55… really nice piece…
P.S. Ill reply the tag a little later… in a mood for some other stuff these days 🙂
Latest blog post: To the love that once was…
January 26, 2010 6:56 am|
valid point it is tough but aint impossible i know quite a people who did that.
January 26, 2010 4:51 pm|
@ Dhiman : Am glad you like them, Dhiman. Do you know that it was your blog that introduced this format of micro-fiction for the first time to me!!
So many thanks to you! 🙂
January 26, 2010 4:54 pm|
@ Tavish : Thanks! I am honored!! 🙂
Sure, take your time!! 🙂
@ Venky : Oh yes, its not impossible but the road when travelling alone throws a lots of challenges!! Agree completely.
January 29, 2010 9:26 pm|
Very touching. Well written!
January 30, 2010 10:56 am|
@ Solilo : Thanks and am glad you liked it! 🙂