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The cup of tea #BlogchatterHalfMarathon

Sometimes the simplest of things have some special memories attached to them. An old book with side notes written in it, earrings your friend gifted you, a worn-out favourite t-shirt, and whatnot. Being a foodie, I have a way of associating food with almost every memory of my fat childhood. Some of the most beautiful moments spent with my family are over hot cups of tea. It evokes the creative side in me too. Don’t we love to express our love for someone by treating them with something they like?

This is my second post for Blogchatter Half Marathon and is on the same lines. I’m writing 100-word stories with a picture prompt as part of my Blogchatter Half Marathon posts since I love creating fiction.

I’m also trying to capture one emotion in every post. Today’s emotion is: HAPPINESS.

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Shobha couldn’t believe her eyes. Oh, how she had waited for this moment! The turmoil had ended. By God’s blessings, her son was finally home. 

She entered the kitchen to make his favourite ginger tea and surreptitiously stole glances at him. His grateful smile as he talked to his lawyer felt relieving. Her son was a free man now. His vile wife had finally lost her fake domestic violence case against him.

“Ma, please come sit with us!” he called out. Straining hard to control her tears, she took a moment to collect herself. “Coming, beta.” Was all she said.

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This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon 2023

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10 thoughts on “The cup of tea #BlogchatterHalfMarathon

  1. I agree Varsha, food has a way of bringing back old memories. Tea is no longer just a beverage, it is a social beverage, it connects people, encourages conversation, and kindles creativity. To be able to convey a whole story in 100 words is an art you are perfecting.

  2. Yes, I strongly believe that simplest thing bring great pleasure in life and create loving memories for future. loved the story and it has remined me, my college days when girls used to enjoy drinking tea together as a group and it was one of our favorite way to spend time together.

  3. Wow. You have conveyed the whole story in a few words. This is power of talent. I could no feel the pain she has been feeling when the false case was filed against her son, I could the see the anticipation when the results are about to come and I could see the happy tears.

  4. Your story beautifully captures the emotion of happiness and relief. The mother’s love and support for her son shine through in the narrative. Well done in conveying a touching moment in such a concise format.

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