A piece of ‘fiction’ written for Wednesday Prompt 2014-2: “It’s a Small World”, provided by Shilpa Garg of http://shilpaagarg.com, one of my favorite bloggers. Hope you enjoy the story!
It’s a Small World
We bonded at the airport and Rehaan took my number. The next day he called, “Dude, you must come home for dinner on Wednesday and I’ll introduce you to my beautiful wife and the apply of my eye, my cute daughter.” Despite my repeated attempt to chuck the invitation, he insisted, ” ‘By the way, my wife studied at University of Mumbai. Perhaps. you guys know each other, it’s a small world.” I rang the bell and Rehaan welcomed me with a hug and called his wife, “Here meet Zoya.” I froze. It was her, the woman for whom I fought with my parents and in whose love, I was on the verge of destroying my life. I almost became an alcoholic. We were planning to elope but she ditched me at the last minute for him.
“Zoya! Karan studied at Mumbai University, do you know each other?” he teased her.
Zoya feigned ignorance and looked around the house, “May be! I don’t know. Gimme one minute and I’ll make Ayesha sleep.” She was fidgeting with her hands. I was getting worked out knowing fully well that we will sit on the same table. I tried to break the ice, “I hardly attended lectures at University and seeing your wife for the first time. You have such a beautiful family.” I expressed relief when the dinner was over and looking for an opportunity to get out of there. As I was leaving, I held little Ayesha in my arms and told her, “You are so beautiful and angelic. Bless you.”
Indeed, ‘It’s a Small World.”