Microfiction by Sunil Sharma

Near the bend, in the thick grove, the collector of butterflies, identified in cyberspace as N-P (Neo-Pagan) only, witnessed a fairy-tale encounter: a tree bent over the broad bosom of the river turns suddenly into a lip-locked couple— a dryad and a shy nymph, hugged by the misty shadows rising off the morning waters, kissed orange by a lusty sun, on that magical moment.

The startling scene—so rare and celestial—left the bearded N-P completely changed for life.

Certain myths!

They can be so real in different contexts.

And then—the solitude of a lonely river and sighing of the old trees in that enchanted corner of the forest, few miles away from a snaking Mumbai-Goa highway.

About the Author: Sunil Sharma based in Mumbai and is a widely-published Indian critic, poet, literary interviewer, editor, translator, essayist and fiction writer. He has already published three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited five books so far. His six short stories and the novel Minotaur were recently prescribed for the undergraduate classes under the Post-colonial Studies, Clayton University, Georgia, USA. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award 2012. Recently his poems were published in the UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree-2015.

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  1. kudos for this fantasy/ microfiction