A Cup Of Tea

This short piece is written for Describli‘s photo prompt – Afternoon Tea.


A Cup Of Tea

She looks so beautiful that it pains my eyes even to look at her.

She is all that I ever dreamt of – delicate as a flower and strong as a rock,

Sweet as a spoonful of sugar and caring as a mother.

She is the only one for me, I know. But am I the one for her, I wonder.

She walks towards me, her walk lazy as a night.

She caresses my cheek and smiles that beautiful smile, for which I left everyone behind.

She hands me a cup of tea and says, “Drink my love, I made it especially for you.”

She looks at me as I slowly raise the cup to my lips, smiling at me like a summer breeze.

She looks me in the eye and says, “I love you, darling. But forgive me for this.

For my heart belongs to someone else. But I promise that I will never forget you.

Now sleep peacefully, oh my innocent lover, and dream of me for eternity.”

I close my eyes, drinking the last of the my tea and poison in that she lovingly added in it,

And looking in her eyes I try to forget about everything.

Her words are like a sweet lullaby.

I close my eyes, and see her beautiful face fading away.

Read some of my other short-stories/flash-fiction-stories here.

17 responses to “A Cup Of Tea”

  1. great idea and title – we indeed need a cup of tea for a great dialogue to begin with!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Mihran 🙂
      Haha! Absolutely!


  2. Oh wow. This so sweet. I love the metaphors!!! 😀

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      1. It is my pleasure, Heena! 🙂

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  3. Well written with a twist.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Michelle. 🙂

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  4. This is really good! I love the atmosphere you’ve created. Almost dream-like. It’s amazing what a prompt can spark off. 🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot, Phoenix! I agree, these prompts are a great stimulant for surprising ideas. 😀
      Thanks to you for introducing me to Describli through your posts!

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      1. My pleasure. 🙂

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