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The Hope #writebravely


The amusement in this mundane exercise was laced with underlying hope.

Suddenly loving caretakers, good food, decent clothes and clean surroundings were comprehensible indications of what was to happen.

With their rarely filled tummies and fast-pacing hearts, the children stood in a line with bated breaths.

The couple wanting to adopt had arrived. God bless!

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Prompt: Bated breath


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  1. Wow wonderful and all the very best. I am sure you will do very good. I liked the story, too good.

    1. Thanks a lot, Kamal. πŸ™‚

  2. I admire those who do adopt.. every child deserves a home for sure..

    My best wishes …

    1. Agree with you, Bikram. Parental and family love and care is every child’s right.

  3. Heart touching cord is pulled. Happy and sad to go thru this situation.

    1. I’m so touched that you felt it, Sunitha. Hope is always like that, a mix of happy and sad.

  4. Such a sweet and a genuine thought, really liked it. ⚑️

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Prerna. πŸ™‚

  5. This is such a touching story, Varsha. Beautiful story.

    1. Thank you so much, Mayuri. Whenever I see or hear or such instances, it really makes me cry and feel gratitude too.

  6. Nisha Malik says:

    Such a heart touching write up. I can only imagine the scene… Can feel the hope they have in their hearts.. God Bless Them All…

    1. God bless them, yes. Hope every child’s prayers are answered and they find a home for themselves.

  7. Heeart touching right up, every child deserves a home.

    1. True. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  8. This was truly touching. I could literally feel the abated breaths of those kids at my end!!!

  9. Zainab says:

    Beautiful story, love when endings are happier and blessed!

    1. Thanks Zainab. Every cloud has a silver lining, isn’t it? Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  10. I couldn’t imagine what you are going to say next at the end, but it was the best

    1. There is no end to it, Akhila. Is there? Some child’s day might be today. Someone else’s tomorrow. Still others might not be as lucky. Hope keeps them alive.

  11. It just touches the heart… Adoption such a hope for these lil ones who crave for love

    1. So true. Not every child is lucky enough to be born in a family. Adoption is a hope.

  12. All the best …beautifully penned

    1. Thanks a lot, Ruchi. πŸ™‚

  13. snehalboricha says:

    Another story which touched my heart! ????????

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Snehal. πŸ™‚

  14. allaboutmommying says:

    Heart touching tale. Very beautifully articulated. Especially the last line was so heartwarming

    1. Thank you so much. We can only imagine what the little deprived kids must be feeling…

  15. worldofmakeupmagique says:

    Very beautiful and heart touching… every kid deserves a loving home… and all the best to you ????

    1. Thanks, Deepika. Indeed every child deserves to live and grow in a family with love and care.

  16. This is Heart touching. Thanks for sharing. I liked it..

    1. Thanks for reading and your kind words, Monika. πŸ™‚

  17. Adore people who adopt a child and give them the love of parents!

    1. Same here. It is a noble thing and a hope for kids who aren’t blessed as much.

  18. I also agree that adoption is a great step. Those who adopt are really the Genuine human being. Want to salute them. Every kid deserves a home and family. Very nice and inspiring write up.

    1. Thanks Minakshi. I agree, adoption is not an easy decision and when someone goes for it happily, they deserve being lauded for it. Glad you liked it.

  19. Every child deserves a better life and home. Lovely read ????

    1. I agree with you. Thanks for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  20. Such a heart touching and beautiful write up.. Loved it

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  21. Shilpa Garg says:

    That’s so heartwarming. A lovely take on the prompt, Varsh!

    1. Thanks a lot, Shilpa. I thought of many scenarios but this one seemed most deserving to write out. Glad you liked it.

  22. This is very heart touching story can feel the delimma of those kids

    1. Thanks, Bushra. πŸ™‚

  23. You express everything so beautifully… This was really touching!

    1. Some things are so expressive that words come out right on their own. Thanks a lot Mrinal. πŸ™‚

  24. Papri Ganguly says:

    Such heartwarming story. Want to read more.

    1. Thanks, Papri.

  25. Oh my… The story is so heart touching… You are amazing dear..

    1. Thanks Snigdha for your kind words.

  26. It is true Varsha! Adoption is a brave move and the best hearts do it! Little children waiting for parents, such a touching thing I say.

    1. Thank you so much, Jayanthy. These kids are no less than our kids and yet being put in such a situation is very unfair. Wonder what goes through their minds.

  27. This made me feel very sad.What a strange world we live in.

    1. We do, Amrita. There are blessed on one side and underprivileged, on another. The only hope is to minimise the gap.

  28. Bedazzleu Esha Dogra says:

    Loved the story preface. Good luck ????

    1. Thank you so much!

  29. A touching story, Varsha!

    1. Thank you, Rohan. πŸ™‚

  30. Twinkle in the eyes on empty stomach… oh such a warm tale… oozing with emotions! Was difficult to hold back that lone tear about to drop from my eye!
    Absolutely brilliant take Varsha!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

    1. I’m so happy I could make you feel that emotion, also it is saddening to see the innocent hopeful kids in that situation. You’re so kind, Anagha. Thank you so very much!

  31. Wonderful story! And I hope at least one is adopted. Orphaned children are like the forgotten citizens of a country.

    1. Thank you, Neha. We feel so entitled and forget that somewhere there are children struggling to even get two square meals. It is truly disturbing.

  32. Touched with this tale. Beautifully written.

    1. Thank you, Payal. πŸ™‚

  33. It’s very great take on prompt and I loved the way you took on the perspective of children who are wanting to get adopted.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

    1. We all want a home, isn’t it? Fortunate are the ones who get it without having to crave and pray for it. Thanks for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  34. Beautiful and thoughtful

  35. Oh! That was touching, V

    1. Thanks a lot, Perfy. πŸ™‚

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