September 15, 2018

#MicroFiction: New girl in town

One small gesture was all it took to make her feel like a princess again, even in this strange new place.
Bent on one knee, he flashed her a charming dimpled smile. With a gossamer touch, he slipped the sandal onto her foot, his attention unwavering, making her feel like she was the only one in the room.

She recalled that day when a similar charmer had stirred a similar feeling inside her. But she had left that all behind. The past felt like another life...another world.
Was she falling in love all over again? Hadn’t the journey through the rabbit hole taught her anything at all? She found herself dreaming once again. This time she’d got it right.

The bubble popped only when the sales man in the shoe store scurried off to attend to another customer.
Cinderella sighed. She needed to snap out of her fairy tale hangover.

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Tammy said...

It took me a while to understand that the love here was for the shoes! Wonderfully written!

Pri said...

@ Tamanna
Er...actually, you got it wrong. This microtale, as evident from the last line, is about Cinderella being transported from her fairy tale universe to the real world.
Now read it again with that in mind :)

Deliciously Alive said...

Your response to Tamanna's comment made me understand the story better, Priyanka. But you know what, your story is so good , it can be interpreted both ways!.

Pri said...

@ Deliciously alive
Thanks dear. I am so glad you think so. I liked Tamanna's interpretation too, but felt the need to clarify the idea that triggered the story :)

suhavijay said...

Good one and it took a while to understand though

Pri said...

@ Suha
I agree I could have made it a little more forthright. :)

umashankar said...

So much depends on the twist in a flash fiction piece. I did enjoy the story laced with humour.

Pri said...

@ Umashankar
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.