Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Friendly Stranger


A seven-year-old girl had gone to the village-fair with her family & was admiring the lovely stuff displayed.

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Realizing she was lost, she started running with tears on her face when a stranger pulled her saying, "Come with me, dear!"

While walking, as the stranger told her stories, she was confused about that lady's identity, wondering where she had seen her before...

Autumn in Madeira by Jacek Yerka - Used with Permission from Magpie Tales

When they reached her home & the girl turned to thank the stranger, the lady was not there. 

While narrating her tale to her parents, her eyes caught the picture of her dead grandmother whom she had met...


(100 Words)

Linking my story with-

WOW- When I Met a Stranger - This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
Five Sentence Fiction- Confused
ABC Wednesday - Lovely, Lost, Lady
Two Shoes In Texas- Pull
Friday Fictioneers
Magpie Tales
IndiSpire- #ShareYourGhostStory
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69 comments:

  1. Now you had me with goosebumps, Anita.. And as always another successful post combining multiple prompts excellently!! Nicely done Anita...:)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Vinitha :)
      Glad you liked it!

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  2. You're gonna clinch the WOW hands down, Anita.
    Superbly penned. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Poonam :)
      Delighted that you liked it!

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    1. Thanks Berowne for the lovely adjectives :)

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  4. You put the story really well....Wonderful Anita... Liked it....:)

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    1. Thanks Priyashi :)
      Delighted that you liked it.

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  5. Wow Anita!!! After so many days I'm again reading your posts......:)
    well written as usual dear....nice twist also....

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    1. Thanks Appy :)
      Great to hear from you after a long time. Do keep visiting :)

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  6. Absolutely wow! I had goosebumps all over! Well done, Anita! :)

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    1. Mission successful, Arti! Thanks for your moving words :)

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    1. We need loving souls, Datta!
      Thanks :)

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  8. A blessed soul the grand daughter and a loving soul the grand mother.

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    1. True. Very nicely expressed, Indrani :)

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  9. Lovely, for a minute it made me think of the little match stick girl grandmother, despite all the obvious differences in the tales.

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    1. Grandmother & li'l girl are common :) Now that you mention the classic story, even I see the similarity!
      Thanks for reminding me about the wow story & considering my story worthy enough for the honor! :)
      Thanks a lot for your maiden visit to my Blog! :)

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  10. Superb and quite believable twist... I really liked it soul-sis.

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    1. Thanks soul-sis :) Glad it appealed to you!

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  11. Wow! I must admit this is an excellent read

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  12. Eerie... but still seems a good kind of ghost..

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    1. Yes, Bjorn! Nice to meet friendly ghosts (like Casper!) :)

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  13. Good Anita. A very short but heart touching story.

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  14. Wow! You are a master in combining prompts! Very interesting it was!

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    1. Thanks Anu for your appreciation :)
      Delighted that you found this interesting!

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  15. Though I don't believe such things, but I must say, nicely written Anita :)

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    1. Whoever experiences it, believes it, Alok :)
      Thanks for reading & sharing :)

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  16. Wow, so many prompts covered with such ease...nicely done Anita...:-)

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    1. Thanks Mani :)
      Glad you liked it!

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  17. That was fabulous - and the combination of various prompts - wow!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Sureshji :)

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  18. Oh that is Goood.. and it is true They are watching over us .. if only we care to look

    Bikram

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    1. Very true, Bikram. We have to be privileged to experience this.

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  19. Fantastic story... Thank God your story is about a good ghost/aatma. Else I would have got nightmares!

    TC! dear! Keep smiling :)

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    1. Sindhu, even I feel the same about horror-stories! :)
      Thanks for reading! Keep smiling :)

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  20. ooh.. that was simple, superb and spooky :P

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  21. This is scary, it gave me shivers when I read the end.

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    1. That means the story is effective, Ranu :)

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  22. Little Red Riding Hood escorted home safely by the Wolf !

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    1. No wolf here :) Grandma rescues!

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  23. Dear Anita, Scary story with a wonderful ending. Grandmother was watching out for her darling grandchild. At least that's what I think happened. Loved it!
    Thanks, Nan :)

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    1. You got it right, Nan :) Thanks!

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  24. Nice one. Full of emotion and thrill.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Anusia :)
      Glad you liked it!

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  25. OMG! I got goosebumps readin it! Woow!

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  26. nice, spooky, little quick read. lovely work!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/2014/09/septembers-end.html

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog, Stacy :)
      Delighted you liked my story!

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    1. This was a friendly ghost, Saru :)

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  28. Nice Story. And you have combined so many prompts. :) :)

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    1. Thanks Jyotsna :)
      Yes, they fit in!

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  29. Sweet! Good thing she wasn't worried about strangers...

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    1. Great that she trusted & that this stranger was a friend...
      Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to my Blog :)

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  30. This happens in reality too. Glad you covered well in so few lines.

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