Weekly Writing Challenge: Perspectives

Expanding on a story I wrote for Friday Fictioneers and showing the different perspectives…

Adnan’s mother put the kettle on for tea and looked out of the window. Adnan was sitting in the garden with his new fiancé Meena and talking and laughing. Her son looked happy but she couldn’t come to terms with the sudden surprise he had pulled on her. They had just known each other a few weeks and he had proposed to this mystery girl who had come from nowhere. On top of that he had given her his grandmother’s ring. Of course it was his to give but at least he could have consulted his mother.

Adnan had found the love of his life. Meena was the sweetest, prettiest, most caring girl in the world. He loved the way she hung on every word of his and laughed at his jokes. He hoped he would get that job he had interviewed for so that they could set the date of the wedding soon. He was sure Meena would make a wonderful mother. Adnan turned around. His mother was calling him inside. He knew his mother must have been a bit surprised by the news but he also knew she would love Meena. Who wouldn’t?

Meena was tired. All this laughing and pretending sapped her energy. Adnan was good looking but a bit childish and boring. And that mother of his was watching her the whole time. What did she think, she would make off with her china? She had better be careful of this woman. When Adnan was driving her home Meena let her mind wander. She remembered the day she was supposed to be getting engaged to Raheel and he never showed up. She sat there dressed up as a bride but he didn’t even call. That day she promised herself she would never let anyone break her heart again. She looked at the ring on her hand. She had got what she wanted. It was time to move on.

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22 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge: Perspectives

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    • Walaikumasalaam Rima. Actually this was a 100 word story I wrote and ended it with Meena selling the ring and moving on to find another victim. Here I show Meena’s perspective as well as she herself was a victim. If I expand on it I’ll be sure to let you know 🙂 Thanks for liking it.

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  6. Just delightful.

    An intriguing “small” story with much heart – and clearly room for expansion, if one wished, but as it stands alone – it is perfect. Concise to the point and simply delicious. 🙂

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  11. Zainab, this was lovely– it packed a powerful punch for such a short piece. 🙂 I think you did an awesome job with it. Thanks for participating in the challenge this week! 😀

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