Sparked

PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

She looks at me from across the campfire, her gorgeous face a subtle shade of gold.

"Why are you so quiet?" Nadia asks, poking my elbow.

"Nothing, just enjoying the moment." I say.

"And her?"

"You know her? She's gorgeous!"

"She's a friend, want to say "Hi"?"

Together we walk to the other end of the campfire and Nadia introduces Sofia to me. Sofia, such a beautiful name! Nadia leaves us alone and we sit and chat through the night. The beginning of love, yes.

Back in her room, Nadia sheds a tear. She killed a spark to light another.

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This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 8th February 2019.

26 comments:

  1. Oh my! What a twist and what sacrifice on the part of Nadia. I want to know more :)

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    1. Maybe this is the best thing to happen to her.

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  3. Dear Soumya,

    This happened to my oldest son's girlfriend in their college days. She introduced him to the young woman who has been his wife for nearly 20 years. Sad story...well told.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you, Rochelle. I hope the girlfriend moved on and is happy now.

      Thank you for reading.

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  4. Awww.....heartbreak!!! Poor Nadia!
    I can't take heartbreaks well, Soumya! Please write something with a happy ending na....Life is, as it is, full of sorrowful stories :(

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    1. Look at the bright side, Shilpa.

      Maybe this is the closure she needed so that she could move on with life.

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  5. A very generous woman. Nicely told.

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  6. Oh, poor Nadia. But she is wise, she knows she isn't the one.

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  7. Great flash fiction Soumya; heart-wrenching and a huge sacrifice by Nadia.

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    1. Thank you, Sanch. I hope she moves on well from now on.

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    1. No, no, this is a happy tale. She can move on and get someone who loves her now.

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  9. Most generous of Nadia to step aside as she is not the one for him.

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  10. If he's that easily distracted by another pretty face, it wasn't love, anyway. Nadia will find someone who deserves her generous heart.

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    1. That's the hope. Thank you for reading, Linda.

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