Totally unexpected …

Lina waited patiently in the queue.

“Ten already ahead of me… I hope it doesn’t finish by the time I reach.”

With each person who walked back past her, her anxiety grew.

When she reached, and asked for it, she was happy it was in stock.

She remembered the time she had first experienced it five years back.

She had saved enough to buy one every day. And she did exactly that.

“Twenty rupees, little girl,” said the ice-cream vendor, breaking her thoughts.

She wished she knew then what she knew now.

That ice-cream wouldn’t stay the same price always.

This is a Drabble, which is a form of microfiction that is hundred words in length.

This post is shared with and inspired by the prompt at Write Tribe 100 Words on Saturday. The prompt was “s/he wished s/he knew then what s/he knew now”.

(20th May 2014)

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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

26 thoughts on “Totally unexpected …”

  1. Darn inflation. Yes I remember those days when my quarter allowance could be stretched over a few days. Now a quarter doesn’t even make a decent down payment.

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    • Haha 🙂 Yeah Lee. I remember those days too. 1 rupee lollies and kulfis. Now it’s very rare that you get for less than 10 rupees. 🙁 Sigh. Inflation!

  2. Yeah, if only we knew then what our habits would cost us years later… Stopping by for the first time..nice one Vinay 🙂

    • I hope she gets an ice-cream too. Priya 🙂 But maybe not the FB updates. Childhood is better spent with novels and friends, than social networks. 😀

    • Yeah 😉 So many sour takes to this, including my first attempt. Thought I’d give it a sweet twist, Sree 😀 Thanks!

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