He laid awake and said the name into the night.

He has been repeatedly doing it for the past few nights.

When she asked if he’ll take her out, he said deadline is on my head and I can’t.

When she asked if he could accompany her for the regular check up, he had the reason of the deadline.

When she requested him to make it a movie night with her, ‘Don’t you know I have a deadline’, pat came the reply.

When she was gazing the stars all alone, he was there furiously typing away, trying to beat the deadline.

Now, after waiting for long, when she was suddenly gone, he finally felt his heart missing a beat.

In his quest to meet the deadline, he unknowingly ignored her needs and love, but her life had a deadline too, which he forgot to meet.

Her presence taken for granted, only after she left, he felt her absence.

Looking at the starry sky, he laid wide awake and said her name into the night!


For First Line Friday : October 9th

To start the fiction with the line, ‘He laid awake and said the name into the night.’

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #156

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.

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