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The full moon.

               She peeps shyly from behind the curtain of the clouds; smiling playfully, showing off those dimples, she entices the millions aching for a glimpse of her glimmering beauty.                                                                                                                                                

               It has been a long game of hide-n-seek that she has been playing; oh, how they yearn for it to stop, so that they can take in her beauty in all its shining glory!

              The clouds -- her fluffy playmates -- enjoy the scene, as she now hides, now peeps out, giving those awaiting a glimpse of what is to come.

             Finally, the breeze, unable to take this impatience any longer, blows the curtains off the beautiful face  that will now bathe the world in its shimmering soft light.

            And, out she steps -- the bewitching beauty -- with her dimples and her freckles and her soft, golden hue, washing away the dark, showering the world with her luminescent glow...the alluring Moon!


[Lillie McFerrin Writes] Five Sentence Fiction - Glimmer


  1. Ah such beautiful words! Very picturesque read :)

  2. Lovely, Shilpa. Your words are breath taking, so beautiful. :)

  3. That is one playful moon :) Lovely etching of imagery, Shilpa :)

    1. Thanks Shailaja! Sometime back I wrote something similar on the sun. This time I wrote about the moon -- my favourite! :)

  4. Moonlit imagery . beautiful. and we are basking in the soft moonlight.

    1. Wow! Kalpana, that is so sweet of you!

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  6. I love how your English is so Indian... Sorry but my last post had errors

  7. That brilliant essence of the shimmering moon - very picturesque, indeed :)

  8. Beautiful, lovely imagery. :)


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