#183. YOU CAN NEVER PULL ME DOWN! – A Flash Fiction

“One grilled cheese sandwich and a sweet tea please.”

The first ever order came in but, I couldn’t move even a muscle.

Although taking order was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.

“You are fit for nothing. No one except me will ever take you. You will be rotting somewhere, if it weren’t for me” , the demeaning words of my ex-husband echoed in my ears, making my eyes water and hands shiver.

How can someone who is no longer part of my life, still has that lasting effect on me? I closed my eyes for a moment trying to put my past life behind me.

Coming this close to achieving my dream, if I can’t do this now, I would never be able to make it. And by not making it, I would just prove him right.

I want to do this for myself. I am no longer the same woman, who lapped up every hurting word of his, thinking I deserve it.

I am definitely worthy of love and respect.

I pulled my act together, before the customer even had a chance to notice, giving her the most pleasing smile, “Welcome to the Tea Garden”.


Word count: 200 (Multiples of 50)

For 50 Word Thursday #91

To use the above picture prompt and the phrase, ‘Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.’– Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries.

Published by Ramya Vivek

Formerly a Software professional, I have been a homemaker for a while. My life revolves around my two daughters. Having started writing only recently, I just discovered what I have been missing all along in my otherwise almost-perfect life. I want to create postive content inspiring minds across all age groups.

15 thoughts on “#183. YOU CAN NEVER PULL ME DOWN! – A Flash Fiction

  1. बहुत कम ऐसा होता हैं कि मुझे शीर्षक आकर्षक लगे और मैं पढ़ने को प्रेरित हो जाऊँ। बहुत अच्छे विचार प्रेषित किये आपने👏

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      1. आदरणीया मैं तो हिन्दी का ही शौक़ीन हूँ और अंग्रेजी उतनी अच्छी नहीं मेरी क्योंकि रुचि नहीं रखता। परन्तु आपकी पोस्ट बहुत अच्छी लगी मुझे। मैं इसका श्रेय शीर्षक को देना चाहूँगा। आपका बहुत आभार कि आप मेरी लेखनी पढ़ना पसन्द करती हैं।

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      2. I have the same problem too. I am not that fluent in Hindi, I could make out almost 80 percent of what you are writing. But, I love the flow of words in your poem. They are magical.

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  2. Your inspirational tales of wisdom are crying out to be made into a little book with colourful illustrations. I don’t know anything about publishing in India, but if there are books published in English, then the complementary reviews should be persuasive enough to at least some of them.


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