Our Fate Lives Within Us #writebravely
The guests have started arriving while I’m sifting through my engagement pictures.
A million “what ifs?” are swirling in my head.
I know it’s a tad too late to be having such thoughts. But anxiety and doubt aren’t the same thing.
I read somewhere that our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it. And I’m seeing it clearly.
I may be called dumb or coward.
But a real coward would be the one who turns up looking every inch a bride in all her wedding finery yet doesn’t show up in the marriage.
Linking this to Write Tribe Festival of Words – June 2018
Day 4 : Image Prompt and Quote Prompt -“Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.” – Brave
June 27, 2018 10:09 am|
Is the bride calling off the wedding because she is forced into this marriage? Does she have another guy in mind? Is she a lesbian? Your ending throws up many questions. Loved this story
June 27, 2018 10:27 am|
I am a bit confused here.Did she run away or did she move forward. But then who really is a coward? One who runs away from facts or one who faces the consequences
June 27, 2018 10:35 am|
Did she run away or faced up? If she doesn’t want to get married then why did she get engaged?
June 27, 2018 10:52 am|
True that. Showing up in the marriage is what counts. Good one, Shilpa.
June 27, 2018 12:19 pm|
Aaah! that was a nice one. I am wondering what she finally did.
June 27, 2018 1:10 pm|
Your story left me a little confused. Was the bride anxious or did she have doubts and was she courageous to marry anyway or call it off? Or perhaps you meant both 🙂
June 27, 2018 1:50 pm|
Between the conflict of what one wants and what is right…the latter won! Nicely woven tale!
June 27, 2018 2:00 pm|
I am glad she realised now. Better now than never. And not showing up at your own wedding is a much bigger debacle than calling off the wedding. Nice short story! So few words and so much told!
June 27, 2018 5:08 pm|
True that. Showing up in the marriage is much more important and necessary than merely showing up on the wedding day.
June 27, 2018 5:14 pm|
I thought I am the only one confused with the ending but scrolling down the comment section, it feels okay to say I didn’t get the story. Was it meant to be confusing?
June 27, 2018 5:20 pm|
June 27, 2018 6:19 pm|
Shilpa, confusing 100 words story.. explain me pls
June 27, 2018 11:34 pm|
Do not worry what they will say
If you are not sure, if you have any doubts never begin a new bond.
It takes a lot of courage to listen to your instincts
but before you, run away dear bride tell the groom and face it.
I never write such lengthy comments… but this story speaks up for so many things & so many concepts.
June 28, 2018 12:48 am|
Beautiful. Waiting to hear from you what she did finally.
June 28, 2018 10:02 am|
Mental conflict presented very nicely.
June 28, 2018 11:00 am|
I see it as the conflict of the mind and the heart, Another piece on dilemma that the agonising girl is going through. Haven’t we all been there torn between the ifs and buts at some point in our lives?
June 29, 2018 10:41 pm|
The hint that I got from your last para was that the bride, not wanting to be a coward, went through the marriage bravely.
Was that what you had in mind, Shilpa?
— Pradeep | bpradeepnair.blogspot.com
July 15, 2018 4:53 pm|
Oh I’ve been through this twice with friends – even at the last moment, I told them to call it off, the marriage is more important than the wedding. Sadly, both of them went ahead and still pay the price for it.