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The sixth tea cup…

 

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The Sunday tea meeting was a ritual, the Hashimoro family carried out without fail. The elderly couple lived by themselves in their old ancestral home. Their son, daughter in law and both the grandchildren visited them from the city, which was about an hour’s drive from there.

Every Sunday no matter what, the family never failed to be present for this evening of bonding over tea. Life went on as usual until old Mr. Hashimoro passed away.

After his death, his wife continued to live alone in the house as she had many beautiful memories attached to the place.

The following Sunday evening, with a heavy heart Mrs. Hashimoro, set the table with five tea cups, looking sadly at the sixth one in the  cupboard, missing her husband even more. She went into the kitchen to get some snacks to serve along with the tea. The plate of cookies dropped from her trembling hands as she came to the table.  The sixth tea cup was on the table….

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84 comments on “The sixth tea cup…

  1. Aashi D Parekh
    July 28, 2020

    I love the story!❤

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sadje
    July 28, 2020

    This is good Radhika! He couldn’t stay away from the family gathering.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

    Liked by 2 people

  3. judeitakali
    July 28, 2020

    Wow, incredible suspense

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Rahul Gaur
    July 28, 2020

    So good!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. vaniheart
    July 28, 2020

    Wow 👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Kritika
    July 28, 2020

    With the name Hashimoro family I thought about Shin Chan 😀
    The ending is amazing and intriguing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      July 28, 2020

      Haha. Now that you mention it, I remember the name. My kids used to watch it long time back. 😀
      Thanks Kritika ❣️

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kritika
        July 28, 2020

        Pleasure is mine always 🙂
        I love watching cartoons. 😀

        Like

  7. sunisanthosh
    July 28, 2020

    Nice story 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Deeksha Pathak
    July 28, 2020

    Mystic picture with perfect synchronized story, too good Radhika 👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sri
    July 28, 2020

    Nice Story Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  10. HappySoul
    July 28, 2020

    I loved this take R, and the title! So well written! 👏🏼👏🏼

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Chris Hall
    July 28, 2020

    Nicely done 🙂 It reminds me of the time just after my father passed away. We had family visiting and without thinking I set his place as usual. We drank a little toast to his empty chair.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. uzzawal1911
    July 28, 2020

    Haha nice one Radhika 👌
    The suspense and the sentiment both were well portrayed 🙌

    Liked by 1 person

  13. paeansunplugged
    July 28, 2020

    Oh my! Love the story and the surprise ending, Radhika!❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Era
    July 28, 2020

    Loved the ending, nice story ☺☺

    Liked by 1 person

  15. DeepikasRamblings
    July 28, 2020

    Wow, this is so good 👌 The bond and love of being together cannot be taken away by physical absence. Beautifully conveyed 💕💞

    Like

  16. bejamin4
    July 28, 2020

    You are a master of short fiction! I think I said it before, but worth saying again!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. SillyShruti
    July 28, 2020

    Wow nice 👍🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Flashing Thought
    July 28, 2020

    The somber scenario, a haunted atmosphere, a very close knit family of six, a bereavement, as backdrop is certainly not a scenario of a picnic.

    Radhika knits a web of imagination to lead the reader with an aura of unsolved mystery and soliloquy, about the sixth cup.

    A narration cloaked in chilling suspense..

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      July 28, 2020

      Wow! Your narrative to my story makes a wonderful read. I am humbled. Thanks so much for this appreciation ❤️

      Like

  19. Indira
    July 28, 2020

    Very imaginative, Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Rupali
    July 28, 2020

    Fantastic, very apt for the image.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Pallavi
    July 28, 2020

    Put a smile on my face. Soul finding it’s way to family traditions 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  22. boundlessblessingsblog
    July 28, 2020

    Wow, Radhika what an awesome story and the picture was apt with your wonderful story. Loved reading it.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. thelonelyauthorblog
    July 28, 2020

    Touching story

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Chetna
    July 28, 2020

    Superb story! Thoroughly captivating.💫✨

    Liked by 1 person

  25. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    July 28, 2020

    Radhika, the photo is so atmospheric. Loved the story and the twist at the end! All the best, Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 28, 2020

      Thank you so much Cheryl. The photo was the prompt around which we had to weave a story or poem.
      Take care and stay safe 💕

      Liked by 1 person

  26. almeidadepaulo
    July 28, 2020

    So lovely story Radhika!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Shweta Suresh
    July 28, 2020

    Wow. This is so beautifully written. That must have taken some weight off her shoulders. Well done, my dear ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Broken H
    July 28, 2020

    The connection is deep.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Asha Seth
    July 28, 2020

    Perfectly spooky.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Narendra Nayak
    July 29, 2020

    Wow, R! Kudos to your imagination and your style of fitting diverse emotions in such a concise piece of art! Loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Wow amazing feel, I feel so good of reading this story. Kindly write more like this.

    Liked by 1 person

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  33. kittysverses
    July 31, 2020

    I enjoyed your tale, Ma’am. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Shreya Vohra
    July 31, 2020

    Should not have read this at 12:00 am but oh well. Haha love this short and spooky story❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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  36. prakritiswork9892
    August 24, 2020

    spooky and nice

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Spirituality Awakening
    November 10, 2020

    Nice Story… ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  38. Narayan Tushar Kaudinya
    November 16, 2020

    🌹 i hope she prepared it for 6 cups instead of 5 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  39. radhikasreflection
    November 16, 2020

    Your guess is as good as mine 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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