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Blooming, people of the house and their garden #Fiction #BlogchatterA2Z

Anokhi and Manav, has a tween daughter Mahi. She has come to Shimla just a few days back. She lives with her grandmother. Her father’s mother, loves Mahi a lot and I must agree that the girl is blooming. As Anokhi and Anupam were struggling to settle in their career and had to roam around and hop places for work, they left the infant with her grandmother to take care. Just like many households in the world, this mother-in-law is also not much fond of her daughter in law. But due to her love for her son, she has accepted Anokhi.

Mahi is going to be 13 soon, and she has come to her parent’s place to enjoy her winter vacation in the mountains and her birthday of course. Generally, they go on vacations but I heard this year due to covid19 restrictions they are home bound. My gut says, she will continue living in Shimla only. My sources have told me seeing Mahi’s parents meeting the principal and management of ‘Auckland house school’ on circular road. The school needs no introduction, its among the best schools in India and history of producing amazing kids for more than 150 yrs now. I think a smart girl like Mahi, will easily fit in.

Coming back to her Parents. Anokhi is a very well behaved, simple and ever smiling woman. I wonder with a tween at home how does she always keeps her temper in control. Her favourite colour is white, and she roams around the house and the beautiful garden like a white cloud of autumn.

With all my sources and detective skills I have figured out that This couple has met in Delhi. They were studying together in some arts college. Then their love bloomed and they got married. I have even heard that, they got married because Anokhi was expecting Mahi, and that’s the main reason why her mother-in-law dislikes her. She thinks Anokhi has blackmailed Manav in marrying her. Although, I won’t take responsibility of the credibility of this information.

Manav on the other hand is a very happy go lucky man. Very charming. I have seen some of his photographs, in the exhibition last year at the city gallery on Mall Road. He is master in his art. Always ready to speak and greet. I am sure apart from Anokhi many girls must have fallen for him at a young age.

Did I tell you about the magnificent duplex bungalow they have here, with a palatial Garden in the front? No matter how much they try to it hide behind the deodars and beautiful red rhododendron trees, I am telling you the garden is no less that Eden’s. Its always bloomed, no matter what is the season. The flowers that are common and uncommon always grace this beautiful garden. Every passer-by praises it without fail. I must give full marks to Anokhi in her gardening skills and maintaining it so well. I am happy that the cat doesn’t really uproot the shrubs and damage the garden. That’s the first thing you notice about the house.

I am staying opposite to them for 2yrs now, still never had a chance to go inside. All the greetings and pleasantries are exchanged on the road. I think they try to avoid me; I am sure people do dislike me in the town for the knowledge I like to keep must have told them some absolute non-sensical things about me. Like I am interested in interfering in their life, I am a gossip monger. Which I always object.

I am sure you do not think of me so low. I am a Lady and behave like one, but this Mr. Ramakant Pandey gets entry at least once every week in this house. I don’t know what magic he has done on them. I thing befriending him is the only way to get close to people in this mystifying house.

This post is part of #blogchatterA2Z challenge, which is a month long challenge every year hosted by Blogchatter.

To read first part of the story head straight to this post. A story about Magic

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Richa Newatia

    Waiting for next part.

  2. Harjeet Kaur

    Such a simple tale but hidden undertones..I am wondering what it would lead to 🙂

  3. Surbhi Prapanna

    You are so good with fiction writing Ujjwal. mahi, Manav and anokhi seems like read life characters. looking forward what will happen next in story?

  4. Swati

    I love your writing style and Surbhi said it right you are really good with fiction. Looking forward to read more.

  5. Deepika

    Hey Auckland house…are you from shimla… My house was next to Auckland house.. coming back to your tale. Wow i am as intrigued as Ms. Morris now. I want an entry into their bungalow too. Waiting for more

    Deepika Sharma

    1. Ujjwal Mishra

      I have been to shimla a few times. Storytellers can be anywhere 🙂

  6. Alpana Deo

    I have never been to Shimla. Have only read it books. Now reading your story, I want to visit Shimla and yes, want an entry in their bungalow. For that I will let you try your luck first and then I will join you.

  7. Ambica Gulati

    That’s a very well crafted story. You have made the people stand out very well. A very interesting read.

  8. Ambica Gulati

    It’s an intersting plot. I would like to know more about the garden should you decide to continue the story. And also about Shimla. It is inspiring to read short stories.

  9. Diya

    Aww this is so amazing post. O really loved it. I am glad to know you shared that Blooming, people of the house and their garden. I have never seen it. You are sharing your story. I will visit place that.

  10. Sandy N Vyjay

    A very interesting bit of fiction there. The characters that you have etched, all seem like real-life characters, people we meet in our daily lives.

  11. Energetic reads

    This is a beautifully written post. Loved the way you have expressed that and its interesting. Keep writing such amazing posts. Looking forward to read more

  12. Anjali

    Very interesting❤ You are so good with fiction writing. Manav, Mahi and Anokhi seem like real-life characters. ..I am wondering what it would lead to???

  13. Indiacafe24

    I already visited Shimla few years back and loved the place. Thanks to your your story take me again on a virtual trip to Shimla. Keep writing such awesome stories

  14. Aakriti

    Mahi, manav and anokhi seem like real life characters. Fictional stories have always been my favourite. Looking forward to read the next part.

  15. Urvi Kunal Savla

    Such a nice fiction story. I could relate to the characters and they seemed like my acquaintances. So real and yet so simple 👍

  16. Jeannine

    Great story! It is really interesting and made me read waiting what will happen next. I enjoyed reading it!

  17. Blisslife

    So real your story’s like I was seeing a daily life of ours..Been to Shimla many times but story took me somewhere .. waiting for the next…

  18. Khushboo

    That’s a really very interesting post to read. I like reading fiction. All seem like real life characters nice one to read.

  19. Ruchi Verma

    Such an interesting story and I have never been to Shimla, but after reading this piece of your story, I really want to visit Shimla!!

  20. Richa

    Being an avid reader myself, I can tell that your writing style is lovely. Loved every bit of this write-up.

  21. Rakhi Jayashankar

    I too feel interested in knowing what is special in the mystifying house.
    Waiting for the next part

  22. The Champa Tree

    You have slowly built up the suspense. It grows on slow pace and reaches the peak at the climax making the readers wait till they read the rest.

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