Saturday, 7 December 2019

If I could receive one gift. #WordsMatter

Today's fiction piece is Part 3 of 'Luv-shuv over chai-shai', a short story I am attempting for the first time in ages.
Do read Part 1 here
And, Part 2 here


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Part 3:


Vishala often visited the eatery for her morning cuppa coupled with the classic buns straight from the oven. Her smile, when she dipped the bun in the piping hot tea, made Manu's heart skip a beat.

How she loved to eat! No nakhras about butter making her fat, or asking for tea without sugar.

 "Now, that's the kind of woman I would love to spend my life with!" Manu smiled as he took in the vision that was Vishala.

Draped in a saree, with her lustrous, long hair all tied in a loose plait that reached her hips, kohl-lined, dove-shaped eyes that lit up when Manu placed her favorite beverage on her table, her tinkling laughter that gave Manu goosebumps, and yes, her signature silky scarves that she inadvertently left behind, which Manu squirreled away in his cupboard.

"How delightful it would be having my special tea with Vishala!" Manu often wondered.

They would sit there, on one of those antique benches his Seth had procured from Chor Bazaar. Two lovers lost in each other's eyes, oblivious to the world around them.  For a change, Manu's Seth would serve them the special tea along with some pastries and Vishala's favorite buttery buns. They would sip the tea, slowly, without taking their eyes off each other, and in no time the magic would begin!

"Ah, if I could receive one gift, it would be having my Vishala immortalised with me, on one of those pretty love seats!" Manu sighed.

Life would then feel complete.

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I am participating in the #WordsMatter Blog Hop.
This month's prompt is "If I could give/receive one gift..." 

I received this tag from Ishieta of I C Dreams 
It's my pleasure to pass on the tag to Geetanjali Joshi of This That and More.

There are 25 of us on this blog hop which is spread over three days: 6,7, and 8 th December.

Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and be prepared to be surprised. 

14 comments:

  1. I love your caressing description of the lady in the man's thoughts - very evocative Shilpa and a nice short story again!! :-)

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  2. what a lovely scene... I could imagine myself sitting right there on the next table, sipping my own warm cup of tea and watching this story unfold! What a lovely gift! :)

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  3. Vishala seems delightful but I am almost scared for the two of them.

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    1. Hehehe! Yes, 'tis the time to get scared for this twosome! ;P

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  4. Hmm... Waiting for a month for the next part is going to be tough! Those buttery buns and tea are making me hungry.

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    1. Aww, thanks Jyothi! But, you won't have to wait for a month as I will be publishing the next post this weekend. :) Thanks for the encouragement!

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  5. Wonderful story, Shilpa.Love the organic way it is shaping up. You must continue the tale. It may even end up as a novella! Can't wait to read how it progresses.

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    1. Yes, Esha, I am going to continue this to the end. I am enjoying writing it so much, and the encouragement I receive from you all keeps me going. Thanks a ton! <3

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  6. Ooh, I'm loving this series. All the little details really draw me in!

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    1. Thank you, Corinne! I hope you like the next parts as well. :)

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  7. Such a sweet take on the prompt. This reminded me of teen years when we used to have crush on someone special and the only gift would be to be that one person.

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    1. :) How romantic were those days!
      Thank you for reading, Geethica!

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If I could receive one gift. #WordsMatter

Today's fiction piece is Part 3 of 'Luv-shuv over chai-shai', a short story I am attempting for the first time in ages. Do rea...