Strange stranger

Prompt  ….

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Dawn Miller. Thank you Dawn.

I waited for flight-6E73.

She appeared to be on the wrong side of 40s and looked carefully disheveled. She was draped in an expensive torquise-saree, matching blouse, and throng sandals. A string of beads adorned her neck. Her salt and pepper hair were loosely chignoned. I could not detect any makeup. I sat up to be rid of her weight.
She fished out a sachet of Gutkaa from her bag …. tore it open and deposited the contents in her mouth. 

Her garb and overall demeanor was intimidating. However, her eyes were different; the  sclerae were purest of white and the corneas an indeterminate rusty. They reminded me of the eyes of an infant and that of a very old person at the same time. 

‘Want something?’

I blushed and looked the other way.

‘Don’t fret. You are not destined to fly today.’

My phone buzzed – it was my boss ordering me back to the office.


Flight-6E73 has vanished in to thin air on its way to Kolkata. DD News reported.

Words  ~ 173
Guṭkha is a preparation of crushed areca nut, tobacco, catechu, paraffin wax, slaked lime and sweet or savory flavorings.

Thank you Priceless Joy




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