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The Right Thing


"Are you sure you want to do this? Eloping is such a bad thing." She tells him.

They were running away to get married. With bags packed, they were waiting at the bus station to go somewhere far away.

"We do not have a choice." He says.

"But we did not even tell them about us. What if they agree?"

"What if they don't?"

"Running away will bring such shame to our parents. They'll die of it."

"I do not want that to happen. Let's head back and talk to them. If they don't agree, let's try to convince them."

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 23rd October 2015.


  1. I am so glad they decided to convince their parents! It is always good to try rather then chose the easy way out!


  2. Hehe.. Reminds me of the time I helped a couple elope. I can't say there sint a certain appeal to it but yes, the problems back home can be horrible.

  3. Ah.. Doing the right thing, often times such a difficult choice.. PS, I actually did elope! ;)

  4. I hope they do agree.. Sad if they don't...

  5. He seems to be easily influenced. Run away one moment, stay around the next. But his future wife has good sense, and it's nice that they think of their parents.

  6. I like your sentiments. We won't know until we try. Let's hope both sets of parents said yes.

  7. Dear Soumya,

    Nice that they decided to do the right thing in the end.



  8. I like the message you had here. Without them even telling parents, eloping is not a good idea. Great 100 words!

  9. Sweet drabble. Let's hope the parents agree and love wins!

  10. Love is complex but sometimes, we need to listen to our heart. Very well narrated and hope love prevails above prejudice:)

  11. Glad they went back and at least tried!!! Too much baggage for a new life the other way!

  12. If they are not convinced and don't agree despite repeated pleas, then one can consider running away, cos even the parents will see the possibility ;-)


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