Eternal Love..

When I crawled on the ground and took baby steps

I fixed my eyes on you

Even when I hung upside down from a twig in a silky cocoon

I dreamt of you

At long last, I evolve and flutter so high,

Only to reunite with you, my love!


My first attempt in being so short and crisp. 😛

Prompts include:

Word prompt: REUNION, Phrase Prompt: ‘At long last’ and the Picture Prompt



Linking this to the Fiction Challenge ‘From 15 to 50′


  1. vinodinii says:

    This was such a beautiful take on the prompt. Evolution never sounded so fabulous 🙂


  2. Beautiful! Loved your take on the prompt Shalini.. 🙂


  3. Your short and crisp poem touched so many hearts, lovely.


  4. Beautiful. First attempt including all the three? Amazing 🙂 Indeed, the pic was the hardest.


  5. Yay.. Like minds, think alike!! 😀


  6. Shalzz, I’m coming here after linking up to the linky, and this has been a surprise for me….
    Mine is just a mirror image of urs !

    Well done 🙂 Loved the crispiness here !!


  7. aseemrastogi2 says:

    Surely doesn’t seem like your first attempt at flash fiction. A beautiful way to capture the life cycle of a butterfly :).


  8. Romantic!!!


  9. This had depth and a lovely imagery to it too! Lovely!


  10. Beautiful words shalini…I love ur description of the life cycle of the butterfly…so much like our lives…isnt it…


  11. And for your first attempt at the short and crisp you manage to include all of the prompts! Stop doubting yourself…it was beautiful! 🙂


  12. WOW..this was such a wonderful way to capture the life cycle of the butterfly! superb!


  13. Dear Shalini,

    I must say that this doesn’t seem like your first attempt 🙂 Very pleased with what you have done here! I especially liked the evolution that you built , of the butterfly’s life cycle. Somehow it also resonates with our own growth, doesn’t it? 🙂

    Thank you for linking up with the Fiction hop!



    • Coming from you, these words mean a lot! Honestly! Thanks for the fabulous endeavor. It’s only cos of that, I attempted this. And I feel so good. Yay!!! ❤

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  14. This is fabulous, Shalini! Loved it.


  15. A very good attempt! Keep at it!


  16. Crisp and meaningful at the same time 🙂 Keep writing more


  17. Superbly written, Shalini! Very crisp, and moving 🙂



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