Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Home

I always wondered why my friend Mini never invited me to her home.

When she visited my home, we played. My Mom fed us yummy food.

Mini was absent for a week.

Our teacher asked who would visit her.

I volunteered. 

The teacher shared her address with me.

I reached a shabby home.
PHOTO PROMPT  Copyright -Mary Shipman


Mini was sick and bed-ridden.

When she saw me, her eyes welled up.

Was Mini ashamed and afraid to lose my friendship as she stayed in this home? 

I hugged her.

As I fed her the food my Mom had sent, I talked to her about school...

http://www.picshunger.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/friendship-quotes-359.jpg
Source
My 100 Words Story for the Friday Fictioneers - Summer Rerun
&
ABC Wednesday- F for Friend, Friendship, Fed, Food

79 comments:

  1. Friendship...purest form. Loved this one.

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    1. Yes indeed!
      "Yaaron Dosti badi hi ajeez hai" (Friends, Friendship is very dear).
      Thanks Red :)

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  2. now that is friendship

    Bade chete aunde ne .. Yaar Annmulle
    Hava de Bulle .. Yaar Annmulle

    and this is My type of article I am a sucker when it comes to friendship ...

    Bikram

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    1. Thanks Bikram :) Glad you liked it!
      Those are Punjabi words, I guess :)

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    2. yes mam they are .. they say

      bade - vary much
      chete - remember
      aunde ne

      yaar - friends
      ANNmulle - priceless :)

      Hava de Bulle -- breeze of air

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    3. Thanks Bikram for the translation! Beautiful :)

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  3. A beautiful, sensitive and heart warming story on friendship. Your narration made it so true to life at a time when the whole of friendship is being reduced to fair weather friends:)
    Superb.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Vishal for your kind words :)
      Yes, 'friendship' is getting redefined these days!

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  4. Friendship.. The best gift ever.. Unconditional and unwavering.. Loved it Anita.. Its beautiful.. :)

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    1. Very true. Thanks Anusree for reading & sharing such beautiful words :)

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  5. really touching! a true friendship goes beyond differences in financial conditions

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    1. Yes indeed Ankita! True friendship knows no barriers of high or low financial conditions :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & reading & commenting :)

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  7. fully agree about the best friend - therapy connection! I still treasure my school day friends !

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    1. Yes, friends are our therapy! We so treasure our friends. May the Lord bless us with friends.
      Thanks for reading & commenting :)

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  8. Beautiful post, Anita. Full of innocence and purity of friendship. Very well done!

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    1. Thanks Beloo for such appreciation :) I value!

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    1. Yes! Friendship is pure, Ankur :)

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  10. What a good friend she has! I really hope things turn out for Mini, but even if not, glad they have each other.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Annehiga :) Thanks for stopping by & sharing. I agree with you!

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  11. Such a touching and heart felt one, Anita! Loved it :)

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    1. Thanks for reading & for your appreciation. Glad you loved it!

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  12. Ah ! beautiful story. It recalled my childhood memory where there was a poor girl in my neighbor. She used to come to play with us everyday. She mentioned once that she never went to school. she was a daughter of a coal mine worker, her entire family was not educated so did she. She was very curious about school gossips. I was 5, at age and she might be 6 or 7 yrs old. I used to teach her everyday whatever I had learnt from school. Few Months later we got transferred and came to a new city. Present day I don't where is she however I can consider her as a first friend of my life.... :)

    Good post Anita....:)

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    1. Priyashi, You are a true kindred spirit for teaching the little girl what you had learned in school each day - there is a special place in heaven for souls like yours! Nan :)

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    2. I agree with you, Nan! God is watching. Great to have kind souls. Thanks to them, there's Heaven on Earth :)

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    3. Thanks for sharing your touching real-life story, Priyashi.
      God willing, some day you'll meet your friend, in this lifetime or the next...
      Be blessed :)

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    4. Thank you Anita and Nan for all your kind words.... I am touched.....God Bless..... :)

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    5. Absolute pleasure! May God bless us all :)

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  13. Anita, Lovely story of friendship with a very happy ending. I also loved the photo of the two darling little girls. Well written. : ) ---Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan for sharing your lovely words :) Yes, the pic is so adorable :)

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  14. I#m so glad Mimi has one good friend - at times one is all you need.

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    1. Welcome to my space, Lizy! :)
      So true. We just need a good friend. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love anything having to do with friendship. This was so sweet and tells what real friends will do for each other! :-)

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    1. Thanks Courtney for stopping by, reading and sharing such sweet words :)
      We all love friends & friendship! Glad you liked my story.

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  16. Beautiful! The purest relationship ever - friendship :)

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    1. Very true, Aayesha :) Hope everyone gets to experience it.

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  17. How sweet! How did you found out that lovely photograph? I have a doubt, did you write this fiction looking at the picture or did you get the picture for your story? Anyways, your heard work is evident :) TC! Keep smiling :)

    Warm Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words as always, Sindhu.
      The 1st photo is of the Friday Fictioneers prompt that inspired me to write this friendship story with 2 girls- one rich & one poor. I wrote my story.
      Then, while looking for a good friendship quote to end my story with, I was delighted to discover this cute pic of 2 girls that is perfect :)
      Wishing you Smiles :) :)

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  18. Loved the emotional take on this one, Anita. Well done :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Shailaja :) Glad you loved it :)

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  19. Very moving, and well told.

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    1. Thanks Dawn for your appreciation :)

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  20. Dear Anita, I love your story! Friends are so very, very important and you wrote this so eloquently. Good job and I wrote a comment to one of your friends (above). She is such a caring person, as I am sure you are too! Nan :)

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    1. Dear Nan, Thanks a lot for sharing your kind words. Really appreciate it.
      I feel- it takes niceness to recognize niceness.
      Am sure you are very noble yourself. I feel blessed with such company.
      Be blessed :)

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  21. A very sensitive story of friendship and I remembered the story of Lord Krishna and Sudama. The hierarchy of wealth , class and caste should not affect the bond of true friendship. A lovely story Anita.

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    1. Thanks Kalpanaji for sharing such lovely words :)
      Yes, Lord Krishna & Sudama have a great friendship. However, their story was not in my mind while I wrote this :)

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  22. Well told, and totally believable!

    ROG, ABCW

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  23. Ahh...true friendship. Sweet story...

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  24. I can pick up right where I left off with my grade school BBF (best friend forever). Simpy cannot be replaced, only treasured...great tribute in your story♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/firefly/

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    1. May friendship be forever, Laurie :) Thanks for sharing!

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  25. My best friends are my oldest friends, treasured through the years since childhood.

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    1. Yes indeed, Hildred. Glad that we have friends.

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  26. Calling by from ABC Wednesday for the F post, fabulous friendship post.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Lindy! Thanks for your fabulous words :)

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  27. BEST FRIENDS NEED TO BE CHERISHED. SWEET STORY!

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  28. A beautiful look a true friendship!
    Ann

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Ann! Thanks :)

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  29. Anita, saw you on ABC! This is a sad, touching story. I know it was true for my mom (as the daughter missing school and holding down the fort during the Depression). She always told me about her girlfriend Marilyn, who was the only kid in class who would take time to see what had become of her friend. On behalf of my mom and her struggles, I thank you for a look at the girl "on the other side of the glass." Amy

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    1. Lovely to hear from you, Amy!
      Thanks for sharing your Mom's tale & for enriching my Post. Nice when fiction is substantiated by true-life-incidents...
      Thank God for friends. They make our life worthwhile.
      Stay blessed :)

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  30. Great story! What would we do without friends!

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    1. Welcome here :) Yes, friends make life great :)

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  31. The qualities of a true friendship, fostered in one's youth, and especially across economical and cultural divides, can change the world. Lovely story here.

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    1. Very well said. Totally agree with your point. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Such a nice story. And it`s all true: sometimes all you need is just to talk with your best friends :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog, Christina! Welcome here :)
      Yes, we need to talk to our friends!

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  33. Friendship doesn't see all that other stuff. :-)
    Take 25 to Hollister

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. You are right! Friendship just sees the friends :)

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  34. A touching story about pure friendship that has no color or bar.

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