When flowers bloom - A short story

Updated on March 26, 2018
nikkikhan10 profile image

Nikki Khan is in love with words and fiction, her favourite genre.Creative writing acquires lots of practice and some great ideas.

Time to Spring!

It’s time for cherry flowers to blossom | Source
It’s time for cherry flowers to blossom | Source

“Ahh, my light of eyes, my breath of life, this world is meaningless without ya, I can’t survive without ya ma dear Elisabeth,” a tear fell from Miss Megpy’s eye and dropped on the white glass of Elisabeth’s photo.Miss Megpy wiped the water drop quickly from the photo of her dearest daughter and gave a deep warm kiss on the glass with a sigh.

“Alas! I couldn’t save ya though I tried my hard but still that was not enough ma darling, I really don’t know how to live alone finding no purpose of ma life now,” she burst into tears saying this while holding tight to Elisabeth’s photograph.

“Why you didn’t take me with ya, you never once thought about me who couldn’t sleep without me, left me in this agony, I won’t talk to ya ever now, you were beating of ma heart, I don’t know how is it beating now?,” Miss Megpy carried on her complaining box for Elisabeth who was her heart and soul.

Heavy rain was hitting the window with its cold stone hands which was creating huge shattering sound on the glass of window.It was end of March now and spring was knocking at the door with beautiful dancing cherry flowers on trees.All nature was enjoying it’s renewal season.Rain was sharing this joy of new life with flowers as well.There was love in the whole air which made everything romantic and freshened up whole atmosphere with colours of rainbow which was worth watching.

But this spring didn’t bring any magic for Miss Megpy who was not in mood to welcome this beautiful season anymore.And truly she was right as season is always inside one’s heart, and this time was not right for her heart’s season to celebrate spring.She was feeling autumn in her mind and her heart was so cold with chilling feeling of being left alone to survive somehow which was not very favourable situation for her to enjoy beauty of new season.

“I remember in this spring last year, ya were with me my dear Elisabeth, you loved to get wet in rain to enjoy the magic of raindrops.How much ya loved to look at those colourful butterflies who were flying over our flowers garden last spring.This beauty of rebirth was a magic spell for you ma darlin’ which made you dancing with them since morning till night,” Miss Megpy continued with sad sound full of pain.

“Please tell ma heart and soul where can I see you again now, I won’t hesitate to come over, I’m ready now, please take me with ya Elisabeth, I can’t live like this alone not finding anymore good around.I been doing this since November now, I’m talking to you everyday but why don’t ya answer me? Are ya angry with your mum, please don’t be, come back to me my heart, you know that I love ya so much ma princess, or tell me how shall I come to you if you can’t maaaa,” this was the last word which left unspoken as sleep came over Miss Megpy who was holding tight Elisabeth’s picture while resting her back on her favourite wooden rolling chair.

Land of light and magic | Source
Land of light and magic | Source

The land didn’t belong to this world.There was all light and warmth around it.The wind was whispering in Miss Megpy’s ear which was very familiar sound.The field was covered with plants and flowers of different colours.Birds were chirping and were flying over in circles, looked like were rhyming and dancing in pleasure.

There were lines of fruit trees on both sides of land, branches of those trees were talking to grass being filled with loads of citrus, apples, guava, bananas, mangoes and nuts trees.

In the middle of those trees was a stream full of running blue water, was very attractive to eyes.There was another small stream which looked like full of milk.

Miss Megpy felt so thirsty in sudden, this stream of milk is amazing, this kingdom doesn't seem to be a common place, what an awesome place this is, I haven't seen such planet in ma whole life, Miss Megpy thought while rushing towards stream of milk.There were plenty of bowls already on the bank.

"What a delicious milk it is, so yummy, mmmmm, I haven't had this type of milk with such sweet taste before," Miss Megpy chuckled as she sipped the bowl of milk and she drank all in one go.

"Madam, you are guest of my mistress for today, please come with me when you finish your milk," a manly sound echoed right behind her.

"Oh, who? Come again," Miss Megpy was stunned with the sound and was more surprised to see such a dashing man in front of her wearing white long gown.

"Can you please follow me my highness? We don't have much time."

Miss Megpy hurried after him, they reached in front of a huge palace after walking through beautiful meadows.There were two guards sitting outside the gate.On one side was a big name plate and Miss Megpy was so surprised to see the name.

“Miss Elisabeth Taylor”

“Whose house is this?” Miss Megpy asked in shock.

“You’ll find out madam, please follow on.”

The door opened and there was a big throne in front of her.The throne was a masterpiece in itself.There were pink large rubies shining on it.Some blue sapphires were adding the sparkle to those rubies as well.

As she looked up, her eyes stunned to find Elisabeth, her own daughter sitting on that throne.

“Oh, I meannnnn, is that ya Elisabeth ma darling,” Miss Megpy asked in amazement.

“Yes Mum, it’s me, I missed you so much, I wanted to show you my palace too.It’s a gift of God for my good deeds mum, but still I miss you,” Elisabeth came down saying this and hugged her, the most effectionate hug ever.

“I miss you so much too ma child, you left me alone to suffer Elisabeth, tell me how shall I survive now?”

“Look at my palace mum and look at those servants who are standing in my service, I can eat whatever I want and there is no misery here, everyone is so happy here, angels have spread their wings all over this land, God’s light is covering this whole heavan.There is no illness here, no more tears, and no death again.”

Elisabeth’s eyes shone beautifully while telling this.

“Everything happens for some reason, I know it is really hard to live without me mum but God loves us more, and behind every painful suffering God always has some plan to bestow us in some other way.And lo! He has indeed fulfilled his promise to give me better than what’s taken.

One day you’d be also with me forever but there is still sometime for that.Until then, Please mum don’t kill yourself with stress of separation.I’ve seen God’s light and trust me it’s much better living on this paradise rather than staying on earth.

Promise me mum you won’t ever cry now and would spend your life full of happiness and joy, no more crying mum, you’d have to promise me.”

Elisabeth held Miss Megpy’s hand to get a firm promise.

“Of course, ma Elisabeth, anything for ya ma heart, though it’s very difficult for me to manage but I’ll not cry now, I’m so much relieved to see you happy and blessed here.God has definitely showered His wonderful blessings on you ma sweetie and this place is a great land to live, no comparison requried.”

“Absolutely no comparison required,” Miss Megpy woke up with this repeating sentence which she was uttering again and again.

As she came to her senses, she realised what she actually saw and was very calm to see her daughter so happy and blessed.She remembered her promise with her precious Elisabeth.

“I won’t cry now ma Elisabeth, I promise ma dear,” Miss Megpy repeated her promise with Elisabeth’s photograph.

She looked out of her living room window to look at spring flowers for the first time this season.

“I love these blooming flowers as ma Elisabeth loves them,” Miss Megpy exclaimed while coming out to her blossomed garden.

Hope for best and flowers will bloom

© 2018 Nikki Khan


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks so much Mike for stopping along!

      What can be more worth than such a huge admiration from an amazing author like you’re.

      Thanks for leaving an awesome comment, much Appreciated!

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Nikki Khan - What a nice story, with a message that can be read loud and clear. I found this very descriptive and with a peaceful conclusion.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Felisa for getting along dear!

      I’m honoured with your admiration, especially losing your parents or kids is the most painful experience ever felt.

      Bless you!

    • Felisa Daskeo profile image

      Felisa Daskeo 

      2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Beautiful story. I could almost feel Miss Megpy's emotions. Yes, losing someone is such a lonely thing.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Lawrence for stopping along and for appreciating it.

      Glad you liked it and felt the emotions of love and some hope to survive without your loved ones.

    • lawrence01 profile image

      Lawrence Hebb 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand


      This was an awesome story. You could feel the emotion in every word.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Ann for your kind words dear!

      My father died in May 2013 and my mother died in June 2016.Still it’s very hard for me to face the reality as I was much closer to them and they loved me so much.

      But I always remember the pleasant memories as you do, it brings loads of joyful moments to smile and appreciate them.

      May God give you strength as well to live happy without your parents as nothing can replace them.

    • annart profile image

      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      Condolences to you if your loss was recent, and even if it isn't. My parents died a long time ago but I still miss them a great deal and talk to them often; I do try to concentrate on the positive and lovely memories though.


    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Ann for visiting and commenting dear!

      This story gives a reason to every such person who’s lost his loved ones and some courage is for me as I’ve lost both of my parents as well.

      Many Blessings!

    • annart profile image

      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      What a charming story, Nikki! You've given the mother a reason to live once more and appreciate the beauty of Spring.


    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      2 years ago

      You're welcome,

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks for stopping by Robert!

      It describes how can someone feel when a loved ones dies and how we can lessen the pain by comforting our heart with a thought that departed souls go to heavan which is far much better place than this world.

      You’ve got it right in the head, bless you!

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      2 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this story. It takes the character from agony to ecstasy. Well done.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Manatita ji! Namasty!

      Well spring is here and weather is getting warm and it’s time to celebrate nature.

      Thanks for your appreciation, it really matters.

      Bless you Bro!

    • manatita44 profile image


      2 years ago from london

      I see that you are welcoming the Spring, like me, my Nikki Ji. You have created the romantic mood as well, not only in the story but in the video of Louis Armstong, an immortal soul. It is truly a wonderful world. God bless your Heart and Spirit.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Gypsy for commenting, bless you!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A wonderful story.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Sean brother for stopping and commenting!

      Your appreciation really inspires me to write more.

      Thanks for loads of prayers, May God bless you too in all aspects of life brother.

    • Sean Dragon profile image

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      2 years ago from Greece, Almyros

      So beautiful, my dear sister, so beautiful!

      Love always keeps an open door to Heaven, and Heaven is a place in our Heart!

      This is a piece of your Loving Heart.

      I am so proud of you!

      May Love fill your days with colours.


    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Welcome on my profile Audrey!

      I’m so sorry to hear your loss dear, and I assure you that soul never dies as body does.

      Our loved ones who die, their souls stay with us all the time, they can see us crying for them which makes them sad as well.

      And they watch us in happy moments too which make them laugh with us.

      I know your pain is great but it can be plastered by doing things your son used to love to do.

      I’m sure this would make you smile and his soul will smile with you as well as he can’t see you in misery.

      Many blessings dear and thanks for commenting.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Flourish for coming along dear.

      I hope so that everyone can heal his pain this way then there won’t by any agony in this life.

      I know it’s really hard to forget your loved ones but we can change this grief into happiness by doing those things that were dearest to the departed souls.

      That would definitely soothe us and would relieve them as well.

      Bless you!

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Welcome on my profile Tom!

      Thanks for admiring my style and song of course is wonderful.

      I’m glad that you enjoyed reading it that’s what I wrote it for.

      Bless you!

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      2 years ago from London

      Thanks Eric for stopping and commenting as always, your encouragement does really matters for me to write more.

      Bless you!

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Each day, I'm one day closer to seeing my beautiful son again. Your lovely story reminds me that he is still close to me even though I cannot see him.

      Thank you for your story. I enjoyed it.



    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      2 years ago from USA

      If only everyone who is separated from a loved one in this way could have such relief and peace.

    • Tom Cornett profile image

      Tom Cornett 

      2 years ago from Ohio

      Excellent writing! A wonderful story and I love your descriptions. You ended the Hub with the perfect song.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Too cool. Happy to the core at the relief from sadness. Beautiful imagery.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)