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Holding Hands In Hands - Flash Fiction

Updated on December 8, 2019
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Nikki is writer of many short stories. Flash Fiction is another form which Nikki is exploring now.

Holding Hands in Rain is Nothing but Love!
Holding Hands in Rain is Nothing but Love!

Holding Hands In Hands - Flash Fiction

Reckoning is this moment on my mind while I glance at your weird countenance. I am still tasting the drink of those eternities which are abandoned long back. We both are related to each other but something is not comparable anymore. You and I have been sitting on the same crouch for years and yet enacting to perform the habit of straddling together.

Downpour begins falling again. Wetting our hands in hands through the outer layer of our fleshy surfaces. A bright flashlight tosses into my eyes from those days gone by. When we walked by the seaside for hours in that heavy storm. Laughing and gleaming in the colour of red. The very bright tint of romance. We layered our hearts with divine water of friendship and devotion. Our lips were soggy with moisture of warmth and fondness for each other. The gentle breeze was refreshing our faces. That picture of our sand hearts spreads smile on my dry lips whenever the clouds burst in the lap of blue sky to bathe the soil again.

All pushed away years before. Barely some dust of history we see behind now. Nothing pinches on. Not even damping our hands in hands in the rain. Our feelings don’t sense anything crazy. Standing up and strolling around the soaked grass is not exciting at all.

Shadows of grey and white have been lingering after for some good long periods. My husband doesn't see any rainbows anymore. Something broke down in his bony frame.

That car won't hit him if we never wandered in the heavy sleet holding hands in hands.

He saved me but was crushed for a mile long. I was moaning with pain and trauma. Somebody took him hospital out of sympathy. Paramedics rushed over to save my remained part of him. Only was left his flesh and bones to crusade against nature. He was gone the second his brain got ruffled. I stood by his side collecting the shattered pieces of this bruised reflector.

The man sitting with me holding hands in hands doesn't possess any of those emotions anymore. His brain is empty like an Oak hollow tree trunk. Deep and dark is all blank with this fungal disease of mind.

But my love for him would shine like a star over the verge of our tale forever.

His eyes are residents of a deadpan. Nonetheless, he is staring into my eyes. Performing his Rehearsal of rituals holding hands in hands. We both are digging down to get hold of some valuable memories. Our walks on the beach during those rainy days. Cycling down the hills in early summer mornings holding hands in hands. Our sleep under the shade of cool Royal Poinciana to forget the life around.

His smile is still killing me. But the warmth in his hands is forfeiting. Bitter chill has got over his heart and soul. He laughs a worthless laugh. My feelings are so traumatic at his agony. Challenging and lamenting.

But we stand in the rain today once more holding hands in hands. To explore some secrets and guilts from the decades passed.

© 2019 Nikki Khan


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    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      11 months ago from London

      Thanks, JC. Welcome on my profile.

      And thanks for following up.

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      JC Scull 

      11 months ago from Gainesville, Florida

      I enjoyed reading your story.

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      Nikki Khan 

      11 months ago from London

      Yes, sad story but an inspiring tale of dwelling in the depths of human hearts. Time does change and we find ourselves standing wearing the dark colours of grey and white. Rainbows do not always follow us. But yes, hope is always there for those shades of happiness felt long ago.

      Thanks for coming along my dear.

      Blessings to you!

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      12 months ago from Washington Court House

      This is such a sad story. I can feel your pain as you hold his hand wishing he were truly there with you.

      My only hope is that as you remember the days of the past it doesn't break you apart completely.

      I realize you are being strong, but this is heartbreaking.

      Great writing, sad moments.

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Emotions of characters do straddle along the perch of attitudes. Closer Observation is required to look deep inside the brain and heart. This is how you feel the pain and elation of those characters.

      Thanks, Chris for this enormous consideration.


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      Chris Mills 

      13 months ago from Traverse City, MI

      Nikki, the literary style of your writing is growing as you delve into the thoughts and emotions of your characters. It adds depth and makes me as a reader care much more for your characters. Very well done.

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Manatita Ji, thanks so much for getting along. I owe you much gratitude for your appreciation.


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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Thanks, Bill for your opinion. You have always been a tremendous support.

      I am so obliged to that.

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Thanks, Mary!

      Blessings my dear!

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      13 months ago from london

      Another awesome piece and so appropriately named, my dear. You brought out the camaraderie, the friendship and romance as well as the loyalty and Love. Brilliant!

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      William Kovacic 

      13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      A powerful piece, Nikki, with a lot of good description. I can see the scene well. Thanks for posting this one.

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      Mary Norton 

      13 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Such depth and I love it because it tugs at the heart.

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Thanks, Clive! Blessings.

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      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Nice Tale. Keep em coming...

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      We should keep on pulling out heartstrings to feel the charm of our passions and excitements, John.

      Thanks for coming along to comment on.

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Thanks, FlourishAnyway for visiting darling.

      It is certainly an emotional tale with so many feelings woven in together.

      Many Blessings!

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Thanks, Doris for such a heart-warming remark my dear. It does indeed, intervenes with our deepest sentiments of soul. Love is a nourishment to our heart. It stings a lot when gets broken up.

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      John Hansen 

      13 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Nikki, an emotion-packed tale that tugs at the heart-strings. Very sad.

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      13 months ago from USA

      This is a sad story and you express so many emotions here.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      13 months ago from Beautiful South

      Nikki, this story makes me want to cry. So tragic and so beautiful.

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Ruby Girl, I am feeling honoured and compelled by this huge appreciation. Thanks, darling for making my evening so beautiful.

      Blessings to you always!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      13 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh my goodness, I'm sitting here in a trance, thinking about the days when all was well and you walked hand in hand. This is very beautiful and deep. Bravo!

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      RoadMonkey much gratitude my dear!

      Yes, it is awful to watch a person closer to your heart being destroyed by a simple incident. But this is life and exceptions do exist.

      Blessings to you!

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      Nikki Khan 

      13 months ago from London

      Thanks, Bill. You have always been such a support for my fiction work. I thank this forum to get a good friend like you are.

      Blessings to you and Bev!

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      13 months ago

      How sad. A moment's inattention by a driver and two people's lives changed forever and the story shows what should have happened.

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      Bill Holland 

      13 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Nikki, this is beautifully many emotions crammed into such a short story. Well done my friend.


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