‘Everything’s going great and is happening as per the plan’, he said excitedly, his fingers caressing the sides of the tea cup.
He sounded very confident of success for his new business plan. He was brimming with passion, inspiration and drive.
Why was I feeling so sceptical? They say enthusiasm is infectious but why was it failing to touch me?
My restlessness was making me miserable. I got up from my chair and started pacing around the room.
Absentmindedly I picked up his cup and gave it a swirl.
The tea leaves told the story… and that confirmed my premonition.
Tea leaf reading also referred to as tasseography is a fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves.
Linking this to Write Tribe’s100 Words on Saturday Prompt and Write Tribe Pro Blogger Challenge
January 5, 2015 4:43 am|
Doesn’t look like success is going to happen, does it? Enjoyed your short short story – it was perfect for the prompt length.
January 5, 2015 7:01 am|
Such a meaningful ,short and crisp story!
January 5, 2015 7:54 am|
Very nice, Shilpa! Love that absentminded swirl of the leaves. Makes it so authentic.
January 5, 2015 9:15 am|
That’s a good one.. i was not aware of predictions using tea leaves.
January 5, 2015 9:52 am|
Ah the tales that tea leaves tell. Have read about it in books.
January 5, 2015 10:34 am|
Oh they do? That I did not know! Simple and crisp..
January 5, 2015 4:23 pm|
Apparently they are quite accurate. Never had a reading with it but an ex colleague had one and it was extremely accurate. Nice little story.
January 5, 2015 5:11 pm|
This is interesting… Does it really tell something?
January 5, 2015 5:31 pm|
Ohh I didn’t know tea leaves are studied too.
January 6, 2015 10:37 am|
Ah so the tea leaves tell a different tale! 🙂 Well written! Great to see the drabble queen back! 🙂
January 6, 2015 2:50 pm|
Oooh, nicely done, Shilpa! I’ve always wondered about the science behind reading tea leaves 🙂
January 6, 2015 4:15 pm|
January 6, 2015 9:26 pm|
What pattern is it?
January 7, 2015 2:52 am|
really? I didn’t know that…
January 8, 2015 3:38 pm|
hmmm does it really .. I had no idea..
January 9, 2015 10:45 pm|
oh yes.. remember the grimm from Harry potter? 😀
The tea leaves do tell a story!
nicely woven tale Shilpa 🙂
January 10, 2015 10:56 am|
Love it! This is such a great short story, though I admit you have me in GREAT suspense! What did the tea leaves indicate?! 😉 However, SHE picked up the teacup and gave it a swirl…did she not meddle into the tea leaf pattern? 😉 <3
January 10, 2015 2:12 pm|
That’s a superb one. Shilpa. The leaves telling a mysterious tale:)
January 11, 2015 11:03 am|
A lovely story.. didn’t knew about predictions using tea leaves 🙂
January 16, 2015 1:50 am|
Now that’s an interesting one Shilpa :). Never knew there’s something called tasseography :D.