A Dark Heart #SundayPhotoFiction


All his life Guru ji has been an early riser. A long morning walk and feeding his favorite crow has become a part of his morning ritual. A few years back, guru ji had found this injured bird and nursed it back to health. Today, a bond is established between the man and the bird.

Every morning the crow welcomes guru ji cawing. Some say, Guru ji speaks the language of crow and they engage with each other. In reality there is no truth to such myth. Guru ji actually likes this intelligent black bird. He feels the bird obliges him by accepting his offering of food. Infact, his mentor had once commented, “son it is a good sign that you have found a friend in a crow. Good sign for a practitioner of occult.”

One of the problems of wearing an ocre robe, guru ji often felt, was that everyone felt obliged to unload their problem on him. As if this is the reason he has chosen monastic life! Today is different. Guru ji is expecting Sandhya. With great persuasion, Guru ji had separated Sandhya from her friend, Shyam. He knew it was inappropriate. But Guru ji was helpless.

Word Count : 200

Read : Shooting in the Dark

This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge hosted by Sunday Photo Fiction Aug 16th, 2019, for Aspiring Writers. For other stories on the theme, look here.

Photo Credit : D B McNichol

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