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Little Did She Know

I love writing 55 fiction. You may not believe me when I say this, but packing a story or event into 55 words is a delightful exercise. Here are my three 55 fiction pieces.

The last goodbye

She was in unbearable pain. I finally convinced her we had to admit her in hospital. Joking about what to wear, she said, β€œAnyway I’ll be in hospital garb. Bring my lucky red kurta when they discharge me”. We held each other close before we left. Little did she know she would never be back.

A Mother’s blessing

She waited for the results nervously. As the teacher announced names, worry gnawed at her. She thought about her mother struggling to pay her school fees. The least she could do was get great grades. How could she let her mother down? The minutes ticked by. Little did she know she had topped the class.

And Fate Smiled

She counted the money for the umpteenth time. Just a little more and she could gift her Mom the sewing machine she yearned for. It meant a more comfortable livelihood. Dreaming of a better life, she looked at the lottery ticket she had bought on impulse. Little did she know she held the winning number.


I wrote this post for the prompt”Little did she know”

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Vidya Sury

Writer, Editor, Blogger, Influencer. I blog/create content for businesses and edit manuscripts for authors and publishers. On my blogs, I write about all the things I enjoy in life: parenting, personal development, health and wellness, books, food, travel, gratitude, mindfulness, happiness. In my free time I play with my dust bunnies and show my diabetes who's boss.

32 thoughts on “Little Did She Know

  1. Lovely – everyone of them! I’m curious about the last one now. πŸ™‚

  2. Loved , loved the last one. A precious windfall and life will change for the better sewing clothes .

  3. Lovely 55 fictions, all three of them, and as Vaisakh mentions in his comments, hope wins 2-1 πŸ˜€

    Absolutely loved how you managed to incorporate your personal experiences in each one of these 55 fiction pieces.

  4. wow!! All 3 were amazing! πŸ™‚
    I’m gonna take a leaf out of your book and do more than 1 story next time!

  5. Wow.. You are a genious. I loved the three of them.. They are kind of real, something which you can relate to …

  6. Little did I know that I would be so profoundly touched by your three short stories. Thank you, Vidya.


  7. I know they are all (not) fiction πŸ˜€ Topped class eh? Wonder what all surprises you have for us.. and that lottery, well they say sharing is caring, some bucks to be passed on? πŸ˜€

    Vidya each one narrated wonderfully πŸ™‚

  8. Loved all three..but my favorite is the one with the lottery.. its amazing how in just 55 words you can get suspense hope and cheer all wrapped in one

  9. All the three are very well written… for me, the first one brilliantly conveys the message that ‘life means hope’

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