I drowned in the shadow of your smile :)

100 words on Saturday #2


Introduced in February 2013 on Everyday Gyaan – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay.


Today’s prompt is provided by Suzy Que whose blog Someday, Somewhere is a lovely mix of poetry, wisdom, stories and and some real golden oldies. “THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE”



I saw you standing under the shade of a tree and dusted the fine grains of sand off of my torn and dirty clothes, smiling in relief and joy. While rushing into your outstretched arms, I stumbled into the pool.

Maybe it’s a mirage, hadn’t I been lost in the desert for the past couple of days? Tired, hungry and thirsty, I was hallucinating.

The last thing I remember seeing before I drowned in this tranquil pool was the shadow of your smile, covering me with its shade. My soul smiled back before leaving my body.



Sulekha aka Lucks

29 thoughts on “I drowned in the shadow of your smile :)

  1. That's sad…but such a bliss to have remembered the face of your lover before the breath parts the body!! I'd like to die like that! 🙂

  2. Beautifully written though a little sad. But so romantic too with the soul smiling back. Thanks for writing on my prompt.

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