They were lucky to get the cottage, he thought, at surprisingly affordable rates, with a live-in house-keeper. It was at once beautiful and scary, perched on craggy rocks, with large glass windows opening onto a view of the small beach below.  Brilliant white sand shimmering under a cloudless sky, caressed ceaselessly by the gentle waves of turquoise-blue waters, swaying fronds of towering coconut trees and the summer sun kept in check by a light breeze,

But it was the painting in the bed-room that troubled her. She was sure the peasant girl was sitting by the stream, when she had looked at it last night.   


Five over hundred words on ‘Scenery’ in response to Aheila’s challenge at:


5 Responses to Scenery

  1. mish says:

    … distorted perception perhaps … which is revealed in the light of day… ? or something more sinister at play … ?


  2. Aheïla says:

    Hmmm, intriguing. I’d like to know more about that painting too.


  3. Dana says:

    Very mysterious! I could easily picture this scene–and the painting really intrigues me. Tell me more!


  4. Kannan says:

    Awaiting the sequel


  5. trisha says:

    this one is brilliant raghu, creepy for sure!


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