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The Many Faces of Love

February 5, 2011


This post is published as an entry for the KING AND QUEEN OF 55F CONTEST – The first ever unique, challenge for the coveted title in micro fiction   category. To catch the crowning moments and also be part of future editions and other contests, visit and register at Cafe GingerChai

The challenge is to write a set of three 55F, where the first two sets should be a story on its own and the  two stories should  climax / conclude / inter-twine in the third set of 55F


“Will you marry me?”

Sunita looked at the handsome face of the man kneeling in front of her.

Everyone had warned her against him.

“He is a loafer, flirt and has shady business.”


He held her hand tenderly. She felt the tremors in her heart.

“Because I love you.”

And your wealthy dad too.



“Sanjiv, my best friend, come back to India fast. I have a surprise for you,” she had told him the last time.

He checked the ring again.

He will now honour the vows of love taken when they were both seven.

“You are late. She eloped two days ago.” Her father broke down into tears.



The old man sat in the balcony, staring ahead blankly.

“I wish she knew this truth before.”

The newspaper in his hand read ‘Notorious drug dealer arrested…’

“Now I will betroth her to you, if you agree.”

Sanjiv hugged the frail old man and hoped he never saw the second part ‘…wife commits suicide.’

Edited to add:

This post won me the title of “Queen of 55F“! 😀 - King and Queen of 55F

11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2011 5:43 pm

    That was a nice narrative, Debosmita! And you have packed it with a lot of emotions stretching over the years.
    It was really good! I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

    Thank you dear 🙂 Glad that you liked it 🙂

  2. February 5, 2011 6:14 pm

    That’s an epic you’ve packed in there!! Awesome work. period.

    Thanku! thanku 🙂

  3. February 5, 2011 7:35 pm

    Wow! Well done, Debosmita!

    Welcome back to my blog 🙂 Missed you here and thanks a ton 🙂

  4. February 5, 2011 8:53 pm

    wow.. loved it.

    Thank you so much 🙂 Do drop in more often

  5. February 7, 2011 1:35 am

    It’s going to be difficult which one to pick.!

    I hope they pick both 😉

  6. Prasad permalink
    February 7, 2011 6:03 am

    THE PROPOSAL – Acedia/attraction
    THE LOVER BOY – Sloth/Desire
    THE HALF-TRUTH – Despair/Compassion

    Works wonderfully Deb.. I sense a lot here..

    You have summed them up wonderfully!

  7. February 7, 2011 11:32 am

    Very nice climax of ‘The Proposal’

    Really???! I was thinking it was the weakest! Thank you 🙂

  8. February 15, 2011 4:00 pm

    Congrats!I have read your many faces of love and they combined with much compassion

    Welcome! and thank you so much for your appreciation

  9. February 15, 2011 10:50 pm

    Congrats debo….

    Thanku 🙂 btw, your email ID is quite ….er.. surprising 😉


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