Sunday, July 25, 2010

Flowers at your Doorstep

We normally do not undertake deliveries so far away, but the client was willing to pay and we couldn’t afford to refuse. My arms ache from having to hold the flowers up over my head so they did not get crushed in the train. I have no idea what the message says- even if I could read, I would not want to pry. But I know that I will miss the bouquet when I hand it over- when you are responsible for someone on a Mumbai train, you develop warm feelings for it.

I hope the lady likes the flowers.

A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - What a wonderful insight into what flower delivery is like. I also like the way you've got the reader (well, me, anyway) asking questions. Who's getting the flowers? Why? Do the flowers make it through the crush of passengers? What a terrific story : ).

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great drabble!

Ugh..holding flowers over your head! I have a feeling the flowers would end up being crushed if I were in charge of them. :)

Mary said...

Your story poses so many questions and thoughts that lead to other stories.

Thank you for your inspiring drabble.

dipali said...

Very very nice!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good thing I wasn't in charge of the delivery.

RA said...

A beautiful image hidden in your words. :)

Tina said...

Wonderful insight into something we probably don't pay much attention to. Nice drabble!

Jemi Fraser said...

Lovely - I hope all flower delivery people are that special ;)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Another excellent drabble,

Had quite a time to get through to comments with you and Spunk on a stick, couldn't leave messages but as you can see all is well now.


Jules said...

Nice drabble and very good insight. I don't believe I ever thought about how they get to someone before.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Margot- why don't you do a sequel to the drabble? I really mean it. We could then do a chain.

@ Elizabeth- I once bought flowers and carried them home by train. Let's just say I am not repeating the experience.

@ Mary- why don't you write the next story. We could do a series....

@ dipali- thank you.

@ Alex- ditto. The lady wouldn't have been too pleased with the offerings.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ RA- thank you.

@ Tina- thank you. I took the picture because I thought it looked nice, and because I took the picture, I thought of the story from his point of view

@ Jemi- must be hard to work with flowers and in a job like that without being special.

@ Yvonne - thank you. Blogger is giving trouble, isn't it?

@ Jules- neither did I till I saw the picture from a drabbler's eyes.


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