Tick-Tock, Tick...


It was late in the evening. The last express train had just left.

Happy feet started walking with strides towards stair case. The languid feet took their normal path counting the money collected after selling stuff. Some tottering feet lumbered before figuring where to head. Few pairs of little feet stumbled, toddled their way behind the big ones.

Three pairs of feet found a spot to settle on the platform. The slithery pair of feet walked away. A lullaby that she sang made the evening hour slumberous. The tiny feet curled up to sleep. There was a long sigh. The slithery feet returned.

Kissing the tiny feet, the feeble pair of feet stood up, dragged behind the one in a hurry.

I wished to reach out to the baby to cuddle, to the cold-hearted feet to stop.

But…

With poker face, trussed hands, I could only churn doleful  “Tick-tock, tick….” 


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Word Count: 150

Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri



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  1. Beautiful story! I hope there is more!

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    1. Thanks Zainab for visiting and reflecting on my take.

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  2. For a moment I thought tick tock was the noise of feet ..... great story.

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    1. Glad that you liked the story Sunita. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Great observations, these! Every pair, of feet, had a story. Refreshing take on the prompt, Angha! Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. Every pair of feet and its gait has a story to share for sure! Thanks Mayuri for visiting and encouraging my efforts!

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  4. Beautiful Anagha. Another gem from you. Love your writing!!

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    1. Basking in the glory of your praises and love Meha! Thanks for visiting

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  5. I'm a flash fiction fan, so liked this. Write on!

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    1. Good to know that you love fiction Damayanti. Thank you for visiting and encouraging my efforts!

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  6. This is totally out of the box. You never cease to surprise me with your style of writing Anagha. Awesome.

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    1. Thank you so much Sudha for uplifting remarks dear! Glad you liked it.

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  7. An amazing story from you as always.

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  8. QUite a unique take on the prompt Anagha. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. Thanks Tina for visiting. Glad you found it unique!

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  9. Such a beautiful write! Nicely done, Anagha.

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