It is the Five Sentence Fiction time today. Though I got the prompt some time back, I am posting this one today. One post a day every weekday. 

Go ahead and enjoy it. 



In the Ruins

The moment Yash stepped out of the tourist coach and stood in front of the massive temple complex he felt a soft rush of breeze around him, a breeze that felt familiar, a scent he felt he knew dearly.

It was his first trip to this country with his buddies but Yash felt he was here before, he felt the vast temple pulling him towards itself and unknowingly he kept walking towards the entrance with his friends left behind.

He touched the moss filled cold walls as he walked inside, his fingers brushing against the intricate figurines sculpted in the walls, he felt he had some deep connection with this place but still couldn’t figure out why he felt that way.

When he entered the central courtyard he saw her at the corner, he saw her standing with her friends, Yash rushed towards the narrow gallery where she stood in her elegant pose, she stood there in the ruins, and she still looked beautiful and calm, she was carved so magnificently in the wall.

Yash had no doubt left in his mind, she was his Yamini, his love, and this was the very courtyard where they used to offer their dance to Lord Vishnu, many many centuries back, when both of them were temple dancers at the Temple of Angkor Wat.

Image Source: National Geography. Not necessarily this is shot at Angkor Wat. 

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Word theme for the current week is RUINS.
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Lillie McFerrin Writes

Leave a comment below if you liked this short fiction and if you want me to write some more. Your words mean a lot to me.









Tina Basu

12 Comments on Five Sentence Fiction – In the Ruins

  1. KParthasarathi
    March 24, 2014 at 7:09 am (3 years ago)

    Omg,could he get a glimpse of his past life the moment he set his eyes on Yamini's figure carved in the temple walls.It is a strange and uncommon experience

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  2. Tina Basu
    March 24, 2014 at 7:11 am (3 years ago)

    Yep he remembered his past life.. it's uncommon and it's what I felt when I saw this image!! I hope I get to see some time what I was in my past life!!

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  3. Sushree Dash
    March 24, 2014 at 8:51 am (3 years ago)

    Wow…beautifully penned down….past life love is a real treasure 🙂

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  4. Tina Basu
    March 24, 2014 at 8:59 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Sushree

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  5. Brendan Dabhi
    March 24, 2014 at 11:06 am (3 years ago)

    Nice story. Couldn't be captivating because of its limited space but it's good.

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  6. Shyam Sundar
    March 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Very good attempt Tina 🙂 not to mention.. good writing style 🙂 Thanks for coming by to my blog 🙂

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  7. Tina Basu
    March 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks Brendan. Yep I know, it's five sentences but that's how I wanted to keep it

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  8. Tina Basu
    March 24, 2014 at 1:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank You Shyam Sundar

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  9. Swathi Shenoy
    March 25, 2014 at 3:10 am (3 years ago)

    wow!! I wish I too had the ability to remember about my past lives 😀 lovely take on the prompt tina 🙂

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  10. Tina Basu
    March 25, 2014 at 3:22 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks Swathi

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