FFfAW: Hindsight


The mountains stood guard and the river lapped gently against the rocks. Darin took in the view of his new home in a new land.

Later, he walked downtown passing a herd of cows along the way. He suddenly grinned and took out his cell phone, stopped by one rather large cow, rested his right elbow on the animal’s rear, stretched out his left arm and was all set to take a selfie when he found himself flying through air, as the animal gave him a vicious kick with his hind legs.

Seeing stars Darin wobbled to his feet, when an amused voice asked him if he was alright, holding out his smashed phone.

This was how Darin met Hanna, got married and on their first anniversary, presented her with a personally caved set of Swiss cows. The first one was covered with vibrant coloured bunches of Edelweiss and Jasmine, her favourite flowers, the second was painted with betel leaves, which Hanna had rubbed gently onto his bruised face, that fateful day they’d met.

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

During the “Pakistan-Switzerland Friendship Exhibition”, two life-size models of Swiss cows painted by the Phool Patti team of artists in traditional Pakistani truck-art, were put on display to be used as a guest book and at the end of 3 months they wereΒ auctioned for charity. (source:Β facebook.com/phoolpatti1/posts/399218703617994)

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28 Responses to FFfAW: Hindsight

  1. Sonya says:

    Lovely story! Oh, and thank you for the photo prompt and the story behind it – I was wondering :).

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Awesome meet-cute.

  3. Hahahaha! Darin thought the cows were statues and they were alive. Thank goodness something good came out of it – he met his future wife. Wonderful story! Thank you so much for providing our photo prompt this week! I love this photo.

    • swritings says:

      πŸ˜„ I didn’t really mean for them to come off as statutes but that’ll do too!😁 I’m so happy you liked the photo! Thank you so much! 😊

  4. Lovely tale SW, like how it has that touch of reality about it….

  5. rosemawrites says:

    Awwwww. This is such a heartfelt, touching read! πŸ™‚ You provided a very thought-provoking photo for this week and I have to thank you for that. ❀

  6. maria says:

    Awww… Lovely and sweet take on the prompt, S! ❀ I couldn't help but chuckle on their first meeting. Those wedding anniversary gifts brought a smile. πŸ™‚

  7. Oh I really loved this story.
    Super cute like the photo.

  8. Shivangi says:

    I loved your take! Thank you for giving a background to this wonderful picture. I was wondering what is written on the bull’s ear in Urdu. πŸ˜€

    • swritings says:

      Aww, thank you so much! πŸ™‚ It says Pyaray/Dear (though sometimes the true meaning is lost in translation) but I think that’s what they were going for! πŸ™‚

      • Shivangi says:

        Thank you for translating it… Even Priceless Joy was wondering about it. I told her it is Urdu but I did not know the meaning then. Picture is too good! Thank you:)

      • swritings says:

        You’re welcome! I should edit my post and put in the translation as well! Glad you liked the picture ! 😊

  9. luckyjc007 says:

    A very sweet, humorist and romantic story! Enjoyed this very much. πŸ™‚

  10. A nice and warm story, and great to know more about the photo!

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