Dolon peered over the edge, antennae quivering in the wind of many murmurings.

“We can’t allow her to do this? How dare she marry that, that, that..

“That outcast! How dare he presume to touch her!”

“Calm down. Don’t react openly. We can rectify this.”

“Yes. Let’s agree now. We will invite him home. Then…”

“Shhhh! Even walls can have ears.”

Cautioning each other, they moved on, falsity plastered on their faces.

“We agree. Let’s do what you say. We are willing.”

They rose, with smiling miens and departed.

Dolon fluttered away. He had heard enough.

His intelligence would help prevent.

*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt  © Shaktiki Sharma

*Dolon is a Latin American name meaning a trojan spy!


24 thoughts on “BUGGED

  1. It’s always good to have an ear (and several eyes) on the right place at the right time. I guess someone will be very surprised later…

    P.S. I’m not sure what mean by “Dolon is a Latin American name meaning a trojan spy!” But Dolon was Eumedes’ son, in the Iliad. Did you mean to say that the name Dolon means Trojan spy because he spied for Hector during the Trojan wars?

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  2. I didn’t know that detail! Thanks.
    I googled for an appropriate name and came across it. Didn’t have time to read further, but thought the meaning very significant to what I wanted to convey!
    Thank you💐

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  3. The other way round!
    I wrote about what happens in India, even today, when an intercaste marriage occurs. The relatives usually plot and kill either both or the one from the lower caste. The setting reminded me the inner courtyard of a home in S.India.
    Incidentally, it also reminded me of an instance in the Bible in Genesis 34!
    My take is on how such an incident could have been prevented!
    Thanks for reading!💐


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