Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Fellow Passengers

He was glued to his phone in the airport when he dashed against a fellow passenger.
Picking up her boarding-pass, he noticed her Indian name - "Roopa Dev".
Apologetically handing it over, he saw that she strikingly resembled his fiance, Natasha.
PHOTO PROMPT - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
As Roopa walked away, Natasha came alive in his mind.
They were to get married some years ago.
She went for a trip to the Himalayas.
He was devastated to hear the news that Natasha had perished in a bus-accident there.
Her body was never recovered...
Was Roopa his Natasha?
He called her name aloud – “NATASHA!”

Roopa turned back.

Was she his fiance? What do you think? Do share in the comments below.

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers

19 comments:

  1. Perhaps the yelling made her turn.

    Great story that could be expanded...

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  2. Amnesia or an escape from him?

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  3. Yes, or she wouldn't have turned around. The mystery of her motives is another story :)

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  4. Dear Anita,

    No doubt in my mind Roopa and Natasha are one and the same. I'd say she has some explaining to do.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Oh yes, she is most definitely Roopa! The real question is why!? I'd love to hear her motives.

    -Rachel

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  6. Ooh, a mystery. It'd make a good story if she was. Or, maybe Natasha is also the name of Roopa's long lost sister whose she's been searching for and now this guy and Roopa will form a bond out of coincidence. :) Nice leaving it on an uncertain note.
    -David

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  7. "Why do you call me Natasha?", she asked, turning around.
    or
    The name sounded familiar. Answering to it felt - familiar, somehow.
    or
    "Oh, no! I thought it was you. I am so sorry!
    Great start to a longer piece, and a very tantalising piece of flash fiction.

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  8. I suspect it's her and I imagine she scurried away as fast as she could...or maybe not!

    My FriFic tale!

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  9. Fate brought them back together for a reason...

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  10. Great little mystery Anita :-)

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  11. Yes she turned back. I think it was her. Great story!

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  12. They sure seem like one and the same...

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  13. Wow, great suspense. I think Natasha wasn't ready to marry (maybe) and bumping into him at the airport wasn't an accident. Just thinking. 😀

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  14. Haha! That was an unexpected and delightful end.

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  15. Intriguing - but why did she walk away at first?

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  16. No, it wasn't her fiance -- but Roopa did know Natasha, and the real reason she died

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  17. Can't be amnesia if she remembers her name, can it? I suppose she ran away of something or someone, maybe him?

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