The Gifts

Flash fiction is something that Bhavya and I both love writing. To write a story in 55 words is fun, and challenging at the same time. We’re trying to write 55 Fiction for Week 4 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge in July. We’re doing posts on the same theme each day (like A to Z in April). The theme she chose for Day 22 is GIFT.



The new microwave sat proudly in its place. His wife had felt the need to show off his recent promotion. It was his gift to her.

Outside, the dhobi’s children were playing. The younger in the discarded box, the elder pulling it.

“To see happiness in little things. That’s a gift too,” he thought, smiling.

(23rd July 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.

16 thoughts on “The Gifts”

  1. Hmmm 🙂
    ”Happiness in little things”
    Do you know why they are worth than happiness in big things?
    It reflects the hopeful side towards the life. When it come to us, little things are enough to make us happy but to show it to the world we lose its grace and importance by making them exaggerated.

    In short, in a true sense our real happiness resides in little things.

    I like the message.

    • They do, but pretend that the happiness comes more with the larger things in life. Sad to see that though. Thanks, Roshni.

  2. Well, I was craving for few things too… 🙁 Now, Im thinking why I posted my post!! 🙁 🙁
    Lovely write! It has touched me somewhere!! 🙁

    • Well, sometimes I crave too, but I don’t splurge often, so I guess it is okay, Shalzzz 🙂 Glad you liked the post.

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