Escaping him

By Vageesha Mishra

“It’s time.”

Avery hurried down the arched hall, struggling to match the soundless steps of the lanky man in her floor sweeping cloak.

After months of waiting, the day had finally arrived when she was fleeing from this confinement. Away from Shenoah, their impending marriage and the inevitable pain it would bring.

Her eyes ran through the palace corners for signs of danger. Shenoah was leading the soldiers into an exploitative war, miles from the kingdom. Those staying back, snored noisily having guzzled glasses of royal wine which the man walking ahead of her had polluted by slipping in a sleeping potion.

She saw a carriage that stood far from her, outside the high reaching iron gates of the palace.
It was dark with dawn just a few hours away. Roses bloomed along the sides of the cobbled path that ran towards the gates. Misty smell mingled with those of the flowers wafted through the chilly air.

They were close to the carriage now.

Just as they made their way out, Avery breathing in the smell of freedom, heard a gasp followed by hollering.

“Catch her,” came the sound from behind them.

Perplexed, Avery turned to find Shenoah’s fuming brother glaring daggers at her. Fear racked her nerves. His unforgiving brother was not due to return until summer. Amidst weapon shots, she went for the carriage when someone clutched her.

Her heart sank abruptly. There were going to be consequences for her act of daring.

“Cut. Brilliant shot,” the director yelled from behind the mega camera, gesturing for a wrap up.

“Sam, next time you’re grabbing Lily, make sure your hand rests on her arm and not her neck. If anything were to happen to my actress, you’re paying for everything, ” he ordered.

***

By twinklingwords

Picture – Pixabay


104 thoughts on “Escaping him

  1. I am looking for the words because this one is wonderful, you’re amazing on prose writing and love the way you finished it off.Forget about poetries write stories๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
    Times of India ka contest chal raha hai, go and check it out & make a try there.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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      1. I took part once but my story was in sync with prompt but i am waiting eagerly for my fav writer and finally she is on panel this time.
        The writer provide us a prompt and we’ll have to write the short story accordingly so i feel you should check it once as the selected candidates will get a chance to publish a novel under the roof of TOI.

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  2. เค•เฅเคฏเคพ เคธเคนเฅ€ เค•เคนเคพเคจเฅ€ เคšเคฒ เคฐเคนเฅ€ เคฅเฅ€เฅค
    Cut karna zaroori tha kya! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    This was very, very well writter! Yaar fiction sahi likhte ho, this has now been etched on my brain! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ Matlab, cut kyu kiya! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    Ha Ha Ha. Sahi tha yaar! Tahe dil se!

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    1. Hahahaha! Ohho. Okay first of all, getting these comments from you, eeeh, made me so hepppy! Thank you my friend, it means so much! And then haha! Arey my fictions are a little unexpected towards the end! So was keeping up with the tradition ๐Ÿ˜‚ sorry for doing this to you. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I hope you’d help Avery escape the ruthless prince of Rowanian empire!

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      1. Ha Ha Ha! I must admit as somwone else commented above, you are an awesome fiction writer re! Avery ko a very happy bye bye bolkar, the prince disappears! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. Lol words nahi mil rahe!
    The theme, imagination, language, the flow, the transition (most important) took my breath away! It felt like I were dreaming something (adjective missing, yet to find the right word) ***** and that ‘cut’ woke me up!
    Sheer talent! Brilliantttttt๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    I am more than proud, Vageeshaโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค

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    1. Your comment added so much beauty to my post โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ no, you don’t need more adjectives, the ones used were more than enough ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ Haha cut, I can imagine your reaction! Thank you so so much, love. That’s what your poems do to me๐Ÿ˜˜โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜โ™ฅ๏ธxoxo๐Ÿ˜˜โ™ฅ๏ธ

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      1. Waiting for moreโคโค
        Lol! Thank you for the compliment ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
        Xoxo ร— 10๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โคโค extra 5 marks for extra brilliant writingโคโค
        Proud, very proud๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—

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    1. Hey! Thank you fellow writer for reading this and leaving such a beautiful comment โ˜บ๏ธ I find pictures important too, especially when they describe the appearance of characters in book! Images sure makes it so much better!

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  4. Wooh! TW, you had me wondering there and what with that picture to boot. I was wondering where you were taking this. But you had me captivated in her enchanting but treacherous world for some time. You write beautifully. Your last three posts have brought out the best creativity from within you, each of them so different and so unique. This one leaves us enchanted in her spell, the previous one in the beauty of nature and then the third rolling with laughter.
    Keep them coming, TW ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words on all the posts. I’m smiling ear to ear as if someone has given me my fav red velvet cupcakes (they taste better than the pastry! Can you believe that?๐Ÿ˜‚)
      You most certainly have made my day. Thank you and I’m only learning from you. Such inspiring writingโ˜บ๏ธ Take care my friend. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜„โ˜บ๏ธ

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      1. Awww! You do not know what your comments do to me my dear. It is such a pleasure to know that I have friends somewhere in another world who read and take time off their busy life to leave their feed back. It is indeed such a pleasure and a blessing.
        Your posts are beautiful. Keep writing and writing more. I will always come back to read them all.
        Sending in hugs and lots of love!

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      2. Exactly, you spoke my mind. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me too, to realise I have a friend like you somewhere, I’d always be thankful to WP for that๐Ÿ˜โ™ฅ๏ธ
        And thank you so much once again for your kind words.๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ

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