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Finding new haven #flashfiction #50words

It's time for the weekly challenge at Shailaja's blog once again. Shailaja of The Moving Quill and The diary of a doting mom fame, hosts an interesting weekly feature, 'From 15-50' flash fiction challenge', on her blog every month. Do visit her blog to read all about it and participate.

I had fun participating at the challenge last month and was also immensely pleased to know that my ambitious attempt to write fiction in 15 words was adjudged one of top 5 posts. I'm a little late in acknowledging the honour here, but, as they say, it's better late than never. :-)

Here's my response to this month's challenge. I've chosen to use 50 words this time, using all the prompts :-)

Finding new haven

The girls lined up, identically dressed. Their peasant parents had just a single cloth to cover them with. They had hoped for a boy to alleviate their misery, but had three girls in a row.

Blessing or curse is after all a matter of perspective”, said the Adoption center tagline.

Word count:50


Word prompt: Perspective
Phrase Prompt: ‘Three in a row’
Picture Prompt:

Linking this to the Fiction Challenge ‘From 15 to 50′ 


  1. Nice take on the prompt..I especially like the last line about blessing being a matter of perspective

  2. Rightly told Uma - “Blessing or curse is after all a matter of perspective”. Good one.. :)

  3. Three girls in a row- is true for many parents. Truly depends on perspective.
    Congrats for being adjudged amongst the Top-5 for last month :)
    Anita- Perspective

  4. Interesting take on the perspective. The parents got three blessings in a row, that's what I think :) A good one, Uma.

    1. I'd like to think that way too, but apparently the parents didn't think that way, Beloo :-(
      and, thanks a lot :-)

  5. Very well jotted Uma. So true. A matter of perspective. Great Take. Keep Writing. Cheers and congratulations!

  6. Ah, that is a lovely thought! Love the way you incorporated two prompts, Uma :) Adoption is such a noble and wonderful cause and the need of the hour today.

    Thank you for linking this up!

    1. Thank you, Shailaja, for the prompts and I'm glad you liked the take :-)


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