on the far side of reality

The splashing of pink rain boots announced her impending arrival. Squelching through the blizzard she pelted off to the lift and flung her hand to scrabble for the buttons. 1..2..3.. down. Time was running fast. Come on. Glassy pearls of sweat glistened onto her forehead. Finally, the lift stopped. Phew! Dripping with sweat she looked like a drowned rat…cat? She flicked a glance at her watch. It took the flpping lift almost an hour to get to..how come??? With a certain eeriness, the air was thick with foreboding.. On a seemingly less adventurous occasions by now she would rattle across the town shaking her scooty. A few more seconds and she would be a goner, she surmised. Well, apparently, she had no plans to meet the maker.

Hey wait!

” Wh..What the …..??” words failed her. She pinched her skin. “Ouch!” she let out a muffled shriek. Still awake, alive… amid dun deep woods. She’d been hoodwinked! With the mounting suspense and fear her heartbeat paced up. So far, as she knew herself, she wasn’t used to wool-gathering. Although a bit partial to occasional singing or so to speak, but anyway..everyone has one’s foibles and such trivial slips are excusable and could be left for later consideration.

She decided to go back to the lift, but it had vanished in the thin air. She felt a lump in her throat as she toiled to make her way through the copse ahead of her. Since she had ceded to the battle of the bulge a few years ago, now the journey through the rabbit hole had gotten a point of bother. She stopped and gulped for air. No, she didn’t have any promise to keep. Supposedly she had, regardless, she would blithely gone back on her promise….

RDP Friday ‘Suspense’

Thursday photo prompt ‘Beyond’ #writephoto

Reena’s exploration challenge #160

FOWC with Fandango ‘Surmise’

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Published by Smita Ray

Smita Ray is a mother of two lovely kids and hails from the northeastern town of India Gorakhpur. Her perpetual displeasure arising from the hypocrisy in the society underneath the semblance of religion, culture as well as the conditioning for compliance urged her to put down the impressions in her mind. In her spare time, she likes to have some culinary adventures with her kids.

5 thoughts on “on the far side of reality

      1. I used this as a prompt some time ago. I took it near an ancient stone circle in Derbyshire, England. Sadly, I I have been diagnosed with cancer and am in treatment at the moment, the prompt has been cancelled…at least for a while.


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