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.
I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019.
Oh, this is heartbreaking. Poor little girl! I hope her prayer is answered with exactly the miracle she is looking for. <3
Thanks a lot, Vinitha. Let’s hope so.
Hope springs eternal in the heart
So true, Sunita. Indeed, so.
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!
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?
Yes, indeed it is!
Oh. Thats so profound. Sent shivers down the spine.
Thank you so much, Bhagyashree.
I truly hope she gets to hear her name someday! A miracle needs to happen for her. Fingers crossed.
Thank you so much, Soumya. Yes, we hope she does find her family some day. Fingers crossed for the little girl.
A short but touching story ….capable of leaving an everlasting impression on a reader’s mind.
Thank you very much, Jisha. Glad you liked this short piece of fiction.
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.
So glad you liked it, Suzy! Thank you very much. 🙂
Hope is the balm of life. Could feel the pain of separation and positivity of hope, Esha. Wonderful take!
Thank you so much, Anagha. Fingers crossed for her…so glad you liked the short piece!
I wish the girl does not abandon hope and the Maker brew a strong concoction for her to reunite with her loved ones.
Let’s hope so, Kalpana. Thank you for rooting for her!!
ki opurbo..it is such a heart wrenching poem..loved it Di
Thanks, Tina. You meant the other post, I think. 🙂
the fate of missing children, makes me shudder. I do wish the miracle she is hoping for comes true. Well written Esha
Absolutely, Akshata! Such a scary thought for any parent! Let’s hope her parents find her and she gets reunited with them.
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!
Yes, hope it does, for her. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.
I hope her miracle happens. Sometimes just having the hope helps people survive. Good one!
Thank you so much. Yes, let’s hope so.
I hope she does not give up on her hope because miracles happen everyday!
Rooting for her! Beautiful story, Esha!
Thank you so much, Shilpa. Yes, praying that she gets reunited with her parents. Fingers crossed!
Oh, the poor girl was lost/abducted! Miracles happen, not always, but sometimes they do happen! Fingers crossed.
Thanks, Anshu. Yes, let’s hope she gets reunited with her parents.
Such a heartbreaking little story, Esha…a little girl wishing for a miracle to be found by her parents…