A million stars #WoWe

‘I want to see a million stars Zayed,’ Ruhi said.  Zayed smiled knowing what she meant.  It took him back to his remote village at the edge of the backwaters which got a road and electricity about two decades ago. 

He was twelve when electricity had finally arrived.  Before that, the kerosene-lamps were the only source of light.  There were three of them set up in a line to cover the entire verandah.  Then they lighted the lamps, said their evening prayers and studied in the yellow warm light.  After that,  it was playtime.  With so many siblings and cousins at home, games and fights were the norm. 

But it was after dinner when his father would round up the children to tell a story of some God or brave men and women, he would lie on the grass staring at the ink black sky strewn with a million stars .  With no light pollution,  they twinkled like diamonds.  The city-bred Ruhi had never seen it.  And now, that was her last wish.

Zayed drove Ruhi to his village.  It was one of the last things she saw before she died.  She lay there in peace looking at the stars.   

Hello and welcome to #WoWe our hashtag for this Blog Hop called Words On Wednesday.

We are Mayuri and Rashi, your hosts.

A new prompt will be up on both our blogs, every Wednesday morning.. Subscribe to our blogs and follow us on Twitter @Mayuri6 and @Rashi_AMital to get your Weekly Prompt.

Write a 200 word story relevant to the Prompt of the Week.
Use the Hashtag #WoWe in your Post Title and the Badge at the end of your post.
Link up your post with Mayuri or Rashi on their Blogs.

Linky is open from 11 am every Wednesday and closes at 11 pm on Tuesday night.,
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9 Comments Add yours

  1. I remembered an incident as a child when I saw such an amazing sky and fireflies in a remote village.

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  2. Yes, we have to take kids away from city for them to see how actually sky looks at night

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  3. Varsh says:

    This reminded me of the countless nights we spent during summer vacations with our cousins while sleeping on the terrace and looking at the stars. Lovely take on the prompt!

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  4. rashimital says:

    This is such a beautiful story, lata. It makes me feel that no matter how far we go in life and perhaps, get used to materialistic living, we find solace in some of the basic and natural things. Thanks much for writing for #WoWe 🙂

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  5. Shilpa Nairy says:

    Loved the village life descriptions.. didn’t expect the sad ending..

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  6. Unishta says:

    At long last a story from you Lata. How I missed those posts of yours . Enjoyed this story though it has a ‘sad’ ending

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Um.. I dont like sad endings too.


  7. Oh yes, our stories have last wishes and loss. Btw, I like this fiction. Emotions intact.

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  8. Beautiful story, Lata. Such an apt take on the prompt! Thank you for writing for #WoWe

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