Through the Foggy Windows…

Here’s my second short story based on below picture.
For Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) hosted by Priceless Joy.


Shadows Uplifted…

After a tiring day, as she barged into her room, she habitually walked towards the window.

God! He’s still sitting here!”.

Through the window-pane that was totally blurred by heavy rain, she could see silhouette of a young boy – sitting exactly where he was sitting yesterday – on the pavement opposite to her bedroom window.

He was the same boy who had knocked at her door three nights ago. He said he was very hungry. He badly needed help, a place to stay as it was a stormy night.  Assuming that he was a trickster of some sort, she had refused.  Moreover, she was getting late for a late-night party.

Night after night, the shadowy image sat outside her closed window but she felt scared to open it.

Today, as rain drops lashed the window-pane, she again saw his vague figure. This time she felt a tinge of pity for this homeless urchin, so she went out to check. But all she could find was was some shapeless rock. Probably no boy ever sat there.

She decided she’ll search for the boy. She must help him.

8 thoughts on “Through the Foggy Windows…

  1. I love how you have set up mystery in this piece and the haunting images of the little boy. I love how it ended too. Wonderful story Alka! I’m excited that this photo prompt stimulated your writing muse to write 3 stories! Each one a pleasure to read. Thank you so much for participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge!

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    • Thank you so much! Basically anything can change a person, but most of all it was her hidden guilt…that haunted her as imaginary figure of that boy.
      I enjoyed writing these stories, that suddenly overwhelmed me:) and I had to write them. Thanks for the photo prompt and for the wonderful challenge you host.

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    • Possibly she will. In that case I should write a longer story or a novel.
      Thanks Maniparna for liking the story 🙂 I didn’t plan the plot or structure that way. It just happened. But you are right. If we leave it to readers’ imagination, then possibilities are endless.


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