I think, therefore I write

Life’s wheels

I looked at Ria with worry as she sat at her desk isolating herself from the world. The head of the orphanage had warned us about her withdrawn nature. Ever since we adopted her, I have been trying to connect to her in some way but reached an impasse with every attempt I made.

I tiptoed behind her to check what she was doing and saw the painting she was working on, actually replicating the cannon I had sketched for the memorial museum. As I admired her intricate lines around the cannon’s wheel, I smiled at how life’s wheels had taken me to the bridge that’d connect me with her.

Until later 🙂

Linking this to the Five Sentence Fiction prompt ‘Wheels‘ @ Lillie McFerrin writes


  1. Uma

    Ah..we were on similar lines, no? A lovely message here and nicely done too, Keirthana 🙂

    • Keirthana

      Yeah, I thought about the similarity in thought pattern when I read yours 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Ajay Kontham

    Wow. Nicely written. 🙂

    P.S : There is nothing in this PS. Just that my comment was looking very short. #iAwkward #okBye -_-

    • Keirthana


      P.S: A five syllable comment for a five sentence fiction seems justified. And your feedback matters not the length 🙂

      • Wings of Harmony

        Haha! ^ ^ was funny! Short comment! 😀

  3. Soumya

    Ah loved this one! 🙂

    • Keirthana

      Thank you dear!

  4. Wings of Harmony

    Loved this teensy weensy story! 😀

    Sorry, I have been unable to read because my internet’s keeps dying on me 🙁 I haven’t been able to write either.

    • Keirthana

      Thank you dear!

      Oops, internet trouble huh? The best bloggers out there are having internet trouble, first Red, now You! Hope it gets fixed soon and I get to read your posts more often.

      • Wings of Harmony

        Yea! 🙁 Internet Trouble!

        But I manage to read your posts, which are so awesome, because thankfully I am subscribed! 😀 😀 Yes, I am wishing to write few stories, but stupid net. Love you! :*

  5. Vinitha

    Very well written, keirthana..

    • Keirthana

      Thank you Vinitha and Welcome to The Undefined!

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