Thirty Seconds Tales #16 – The Choice

Her head was feeling cluttered already. Three cups of morning coffee had still done nothing to unclog her brain pores. She was still standing where she had been standing for the past 2 hours – before the mirror.

‘This isn’t helping. I need a shower…. a cold one.’

Throwing off her dressing gown to the floor, she stepped into the shower cubicle, chanting ‘it’s okay, it’s okay’ to herself, willing herself to believe that it wasn’t as daunting as it seemed. But one trickle of water sent shivers running up her spine and goosebumps now dotted her skin like craters on the moon. Yes, the water was freezing, it was December after all, but she needed to shake this stupor off. Today was an important day. Scratch that. Today was THE day!

She turned the tap on and let the icy spray assault her. The drops stung like acid, even when they slithered sinuously down her curves. She was shivering already and every cell in her body seemed to beg her to step away from this torrent of ice needles, but she didn’t budge. Instead, she grabbed hold of the faucet in asinine conviction and stayed put.

‘Think, you moron! Why does it take so long for you to decide on things? Make your choice already!’

And in that moment, inspite of the sensory numbness, her desperate brain threw up an image to her that produced a scream of unadulterated jubilation from her, ‘Yes, YES!! That’s what I’ll be wearing to the date… the red dress!’

In response to the Daily Prompt – Believe.


Copyright ©2017 Pradita Kapahi.

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49 thoughts on “Thirty Seconds Tales #16 – The Choice

  1. हे भगवान!! हद ही गयी ये तो.. परिधान चयन के लिए इतनी गंभीर वैचारिक विवशता। धन्य हो प्रभु आपकी माया.. कैसी रची आपने मनुष्य की काया।

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  2. Pradita, it read like an excellent profiling for me as I could participate in the details.
    And then like I said, I am just a learning follower trying to understand my high profile lead bloggers like you

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    • You can or can’t stop laughing? If you can then I’ve failed, and if you can’t then thank you for putting a smile on my face. I agree with you, I’d also jump into my comfiest clothes, but some women, including me ‘sometimes’, get like that. 😁

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      • Hahaha, you did a great job.
        And I mean’t “can’t” 😀
        I know, sometimes even I get like that, just wondering for hours what to wear. Like even now I am absolutely clueless what to wear on Diwali, and I am pretty sure I am not going to make up time to buy anything new 😀


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