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September 2, 2015

What the Peonies told her?

Peonies, William Merritt Chase, 1897
Completely aware of what the contents in her bag could lead to she sat with poise at the corner of his fully packed visitors’ room; it could backfire and end as another amusing affair for the public.

“Both their lives were about to undergo a drastic change, but then he deserved it after what he had done to her mother years ago; money was not everything though they had enough provided by him but what about identity,” She thought.

As she sat, looking at the peonies, the fallen petals caught her attention, they no longer belonged to the bouquet that they adorned once and the ripples in that water stirred the essence of the lake but then it added a charm to its otherwise stagnant existence.

 As she sat deeply engrossed in her own world, the secretary informed her that her master was ready to meet her, bringing her back to reality. 

As if woken from a deep sleep she excused herself to use the washroom where she tore the paper into shreds and walking off in the direction opposite to his room.

She was determined to be more than a flower that bloomed in his garden with several others like hers and felt a new determination to create new ripples in her life and start afresh with new dreams and destinations balancing life with her newfound elasticity of hope.

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38 comments

  1. Well-written story, with positive ending...

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  2. Great job with your story!

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  3. what a well written interesting story

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  4. quite nice story...
    pls visit mine too
    http://abhishekwrites.blogspot.in/2015/09/honoured-i-am.html

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    1. Thanks. Surely will visit your blog.

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  5. I was actually expecting a heartbreaking ending, but this is nice.

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    1. Hmm! so happy endings work best for you. Thanks Dear! :)

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  6. Good for her! Well done!

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  7. wow! Well done! I love that painting... what a great take on it!

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! Indeed it is beautifully inspiring.

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  8. I read this piece twice to fully understand the intention of her meeting with the master. Terrific.

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    1. Thank you Val. I will take it as a compliment. ;)

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  9. Well done. And, like Ivy already said, fits the painting well.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. A deserved inspiration.:)

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  10. Love the painting and how nicely it fit your story!

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  11. I have found the different views of this writing exercise based on the painting (and the word elasticity?) to be fascinating. It was lovely reading yours!

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    1. Thank You, Marie. It is highly motivating when I hear words like this.

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  12. Ah, the elasticity of hope---it's what keeps us going!

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    1. Yes! rigidity curbs the pace while flexibility accentuates it.

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  13. This was a great piece of writing. It really made me think.

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    1. Thanks, Pat. Glad it had that effect on you.:)

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  14. nice! (now, what the heck was it she tore up??!!)

    very engaging

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    1. Thanks, Clarke. As for the answer to that question probably will write one when 'writers Block' hits me again !

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  15. Knowing the time to walk away is so important. Glad it had a positive ending.

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    1. It feels really nice that the readers here like a positive ending! Thanks for stopping by and reading through the post.

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  16. A story of great intrigue, and I want to know more. I found myself cheering for her as she walked away, there is always a path that will lead our life in the right direction, we only have to choose it, and she did. Excellent story telling!

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    1. Thank you, Josie. You have just made my day! Yes, life is all about making right choices irrespective of the harsh realities that follow.

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  17. Love the story and her new-found hope and resolution!

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    1. Thank you, Kristi. Glad you liked the story.

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  18. I hope she had a bright new future!

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    1. People who believe in themselves despite all odds have the brightest future I think as they strive for it. Good day, dear.

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