Monday, April 20, 2015

Quail



She had locked herself in her room since the past six hours, her eyes red from all the crying. Poor Quail, she was depressed. Nobody paid her attention. She had no friends.. It was as if she didn't even exist.

There was a knock. A classmate stood outside. Was she being missed?

"Hi," Quail smiled.

"I am looking for Swan. Have you seen her?"

Quail nodded her head. She wasn't being missed.

"I have never seen you before. Are you new?"

"No," replied Quail.

"Ah okay. Bye."

Quail smiled. She had finally found a friend. They called her Loneliness.


This 99 word fiction is shared with Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - Q.




34 comments:

  1. There are so many like her in this world... if only someone could be there real friend... :)

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  2. We can suffer loneliness deep inside, of which only a true friend can be fully aware.
    Nice...but sad tale.

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  3. Now, that's a powerful post Amrit :) Very well written with simple words :) Cheers :)

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  4. Loneliness... Its better to befriend it than fight it...
    Nice one!

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  5. The quail and swan present the perfect contrast to highlight your theme.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

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  6. Great story. So sad, yet so true sometimes.

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  7. Awww.. that's sad..! Loneliness the worst enemy to be with!

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  8. Ah! So many quails in this era of instant and excessive networking.

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  9. hmm... that's not fair :(

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  10. Feeling sorry for the quail :(

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  11. This is really sad :( But very thoughtful as always :)

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