Sitting beside the window and reading her favourite book, she looked at him. Just being with him felt like a paradise to her.
“What is it?”, she asked when she saw him staring at the book she was holding.
“Let’s go outside today!”, he said.
She observed him, his expressions had a little sadness in them and so she said, “Alright! Let’s go.”
Happy as a child, he teased her, “Oh! And bring no book, for this one day we’ll give to idleness.”
Laughing and smiling, she was ready to have a beautiful day.
But just as they were about to leave, she woke up from the dream and reality dawned upon her. He was no more. After what felt like decades of silence, she stood up and did what he told her.
She went outside.
This is written for dVerse. The host Ingrid says to use the lines “And bring no book, for this one day we’ll give to idleness.” from Wordsworth. The rule is to not exceed 144 words (excluding the title) and write prose (not poetry).
Also, this is a completely different genre but I loved the process and am a little proud of the outcome. I hope you guys like this too!! Please let me know if I should continue writing pieces like these.
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