#AtoZChallenge 2017 – D for Dusk

Nisha stood watching the evening sky from her balcony. It was blue from the day, orange from the sunset in the distance, and purplish black as twilight slowly turned to night. It was a canvas she loved.

“Isn’t the sky beautiful today, ajja?” she asked, turning toward him.

“Sky…” said the old man, struggling with Alzheimer’s, almost hidden away in his blanket.

A tear fell from Nisha’s eyes. The dusk outside was beautiful. His dusk was not.

My theme for this April is something I call ON SHORT NOTICE. The topic for the letter D is Dusk as suggested by Parul, in the previous post. I request you, my readers, to suggest a word with E that might inspire my post for E. I’ll choose one from the options I get, and write on that. I won’t choose the same reader for successive days. Thanks in advance!

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
5th April, 2017)


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.

36 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge 2017 – D for Dusk”

  1. What a beautiful description of dusk ❤ I just love how you continue impressing with less words.

    This challenge has multiple levels-
    2)Conveying the topic through a story
    3)Limiting to a word count
    4) The last line that makes you think!

    Keep writing Vinu… love the comparison.

    My suggestions for E would be –

  2. And a perfect tale.
    How do you set things up so beautifully and then break the reader’s heart with a single line?

    Beautiful as always. 😀

    E for enchantment? Endearing? Euphemism?

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