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Sleep of death #Lightandshadechallenge #100words

The devastating earthquake had wrecked Ami’s life and the past haunted her.

Wreathed in fresh flood of tears, Ami began to sift through her life, now mere pieces of memories. The snowball globe with the Ferris wheel had miraculously escaped nature’s fury. The wheel, an ironical indication of what goes up must come down.

Unable to calm her restless mind, Ami reached for her medication. The instructions on a pack of sleeping tablets - "May Cause Drowsiness" caught her eye.

“Sleep is the only solution,” she decided with finality, dropping the pills one by one into the glass of water.

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Word count: 100
Linking it to the Light and Shade challenge 1st August 2014. I combined the quote and the photo prompt in this piece of fiction. 


  1. Beautiful. I hope it is not eternal sleep though. Loved the emotion in this one, Uma !

    1. Thanks a lot, Shailaja..lets hope so :-)

  2. It's quite amazing how you can convey so much emotion with only a few words!

    1. humbled that you think so, Insaneverses :-)

  3. Hope that she knows facing the problem is the only solution eventually.

    1. Personal loss makes it difficult for people to realize that at times, Keirthana.

  4. Hmmmm.... I hope she didn't sleep forever. :(

    1. Hope good sense prevailed :-) thanks for reading and welcome here, Jyothi!


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