Miracle | #Writebravely

Does it ever happen to you that a seemingly random event also seems strangely meaningful, or even miraculous? It could be as simple as anticipating a phone call, or as dramatic as rekindling a lost love. Perhaps, you’ve experienced something more significant than what you could imagine. Yes, It could possibly be nothing less than a tiny miracle – possibly the work of higher powers, or a message from above, who knows?

It is Day 2 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words and today, I’m bringing you a flash fiction.


The little girl, working at the tea-stall, looked up. It was the announcement on the loudspeaker.

“Was someone calling out the names of missing children?” —she wondered.

There were frantic parents, desperate to find their little ones. As if by chance, a faint glimmer of hope arose within her.

“What if my parents actually came looking for me, someday? What if they really did?”

Her head refused, but her heart pleaded, for just one miracle.


© Esha Mookerjee Dutta March 5, 2019. Bangalore

I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019.

Prompt for Day 2 – ‘MIRACLE’.
#writebravely #celebratewritetribe


Day 1 of the WTFoW – Forgive Me
Day 2 of the WTFoW – Miracle
Day 3 of the WTFoW – Letting Serenity In
Day 4 of the WTFoW – 10 Ways to Nurture Oneself 
Day  5 of the WTFoW – How to Grow Our Circle of Influence
Day  6 of the WTFoW – Losing Trust
Day  7 of the WTFoW – Grief



38 thoughts

  1. Oh, this is heartbreaking. Poor little girl! I hope her prayer is answered with exactly the miracle she is looking for. <3

  2. I was once at a river ghat for a festival. There was an announcement for a lost 3 year old girl. The parents were frantic. I was so affected by this. I could really feel the emotion of the mother and father that day. The little girl in your story took me back to that day. I do really hope both that girl and the little one in your story got their parents back. Touching story Esha!

    1. Oh dear! Can imagine what you felt like. Let’s hope the little girl finds her family and they get reunited again. It is heartbreaking isn’t it?

  3. I truly hope she gets to hear her name someday! A miracle needs to happen for her. Fingers crossed.

    1. Thank you so much, Soumya. Yes, we hope she does find her family some day. Fingers crossed for the little girl.

  4. The never ending battle between heart and mind. May she truly find that miracle. Very well written. You said so much in so few words.

  5. Hope is the balm of life. Could feel the pain of separation and positivity of hope, Esha. Wonderful take!

    1. Thank you so much, Anagha. Fingers crossed for her…so glad you liked the short piece!

  6. I wish the girl does not abandon hope and the Maker brew a strong concoction for her to reunite with her loved ones.

    1. Absolutely, Akshata! Such a scary thought for any parent! Let’s hope her parents find her and she gets reunited with them.

  7. Sometimes we don’t get what we seek out, but when a miracle happens we realize that what we’re blessed with is far greater than what we sought out. May such miracles happen in lovely people’s lives!

    1. Thank you so much, Shilpa. Yes, praying that she gets reunited with her parents. Fingers crossed!

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