tiny tale #73: When push comes to shove

Aditi and Arjun were more than a handful to manage. Ayesha loved her twin babies but sometimes they drove her crazy. Today, they wanted to try the huge slide that was a new addition to their neighbourhood park. As always, Ayesha fell for their puppy dog eyes and the three set off to the park.

“Mom, will you come too?”, asked a little scared Arjun.

“Don’t worry, Arjun. I’ll be with you.”, Aditi said as she offered her hand to her hand.

Ayesha who was scared of slides herself felt a bit relieved at that.

But when she noticed that most parents were accompanying their children, she decided to overcome her fear. But once they reached the top, she got cold feet.

“Mom, come on. It’s your turn.”, wailed an excited Aditi.

Ayesha froze!

“Mom, just go!”

“Mom! C’mon.”

The twins gave her a mighty push and off she went!

(150 words)

P.S: And so all thanks to her twins, Ayesha nearly overcame her fears but thanks to their push, she ended up being even more scared of slides! ๐Ÿ˜€ This is just a tricky way of exceeding the word limit as the host herself would agree. I hope you will forgive me for this!

This tiny tale was written in response to the Crimsonโ€™s Creative Challenge #79 hosted by Crispina Kemp and the Ragtag Daily Prompt for the day: Overcome. The first challenge is to write something creative in 150 words or less based on the given photo prompt. Thank you, Crispina for hosting the CCC challenge. The Ragtag Daily Prompt is all about writing a story, a poem, or share a photograph about your thoughts on the prompt word. Thank you, Christine Goodnough for hosting the prompt for this Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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52 thoughts on “tiny tale #73: When push comes to shove

  1. Thanks for joining in the prompt. I actually only host the Sunday prompt, but you’re welcome.
    I’d encourage you to change one of those children’s names: it’s very confusing to read a story with two names so similar and nicknames both Adi.

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    1. Ohh sorry about that. I was in a bit of a hurry to publish this post before I left for work.
      That’s a very good suggestion. I’ll go back and fix it. It can be confusing ๐Ÿ˜‚. Thank you so much for you constructive criticism. ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚
        I think of this more because I’ve a friend who’s a twin (Jean and Joan) and she said “I’D NEVER give twins such similar names. Each one is their own person and should have their own name.”

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      1. Are you asleep? mKe? fee? The shift isn’t exactly comfortable but it’s much better compared to what your comment has done to the Grammar Nazi inside me ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. I love the story, Shweta. Fear of the slide, or fear of heights? And doing is always the best way to overcome it… but not if it’s going to cause further trauma.
    Check out future prompts every Wednesday on my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Haha. Fear of slides. It does exist. Case in point: me. I’m not scared of heights but I am scared of slides. I have been pushed down by over-enthusiastic kids behind me too. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sometimes you’ll learn the lesson the hard way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ There are certain fears that you can’t overcome.
      I will keep participating, although I might be a bit late at times. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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