55 Fiction: Sunset in Delhi

The evening mist that hangs above

The turtle dove awaits his lady love

The twilight hour, a sweet regret

Another day gone, another day dead

The gnarled branches wave goodbye

The clouds, lost, in the deep blue sky

Bidding adieu to the shimmering lights

The Sun sleeps for the night…

What is 55 Fiction? It is a fiction story, with all the basic elements of a narrative (plot, characters, setting, conflict), in 55 words or less (A non-negotiable rule). I bent a few rules for this one, don’t really know if poems are considered to be a part of 55 Fiction or not, but it is less than 55 words, so here it is.

The picture used here was shot by Kshitij Sharma.

6 comments :: 55 Fiction: Sunset in Delhi

  1. It's addictive, innit ??

    I don't think it's considered as 55fiction. According to Wiki, it's 55Poetry. :P

    Whatever it might be, it's real nice. :)

    And great pic by Kshitij.

  2. @ bondal.. it is VERY addictive!

    And by the way, did you really check on Wiki about 55 fiction? They have an article about that???

    It was the picture that inspired this poem...

  3. nice one yaar.....was gonna say the same thing...thats its a poem.....nice.....

  4. Thanks dude... and yes, it is more of 55 poetry than 55 fiction, but then again... what's in a name??

  5. beautifully written!! :)

  6. @ Pri... Thank You...