“Will you marry me, Renu” asked Kamesh
“What will you give me, if I say yes?” giggled Renu
“I will give you even my life for your hand.”
“Let us make the day memorable. Can we row in a boat for some distance?”
“The sky is overcast but I don’t want to disappoint you. Let us make it quick, Renu”
Facing each other with their legs intertwined, the lovers rowed laughing and singing romantic songs.
Suddenly she screamed in fear when she saw a cobra crawling towards them.
Kamesh turned to see the reptile and shouted, “Jump immediately with lifebelt and swim to shore.”
“What about you? There is only one lifebelt,” she asked as she jumped.
“Be quick. I will swim and join you.”
She paddled with her hands to reach the shore just when it started raining and turned dark.
Narrowing her eyes, she was peering into the lake even after an hour for any sign of Kamesh.
It struck her suddenly his telling her long back about his wish to learn swimming.(175)
This post is written for the 177th picture prompt in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a piece of fiction within 100-175 words based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting this challenge.