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Aditi Lahiry (Category-Short Story) (Snowy Evenings| Certificate of Excellence)

The Birthday Gift
It was just time of sunset, when
Rudrani and Reyansh said,” We wish Grandpa was here with us today on this “Snowy Evening to celebrate our birthday.” The twins exclaimed gloomily. They
knew that their grandparents were living in the village. Of late Grandpa was not keeping good health. Still every year Grandpa used to visit them in Shimla during the winters, to celebrate their birthday. As they were engrossed in these thoughts,
suddenly the doorbell rang and they both rushed to open the door. Grandpa was standing there grinning happily, to their utter surprise. He hugged them and gave them many gifts. He was soon narrating stories to their friends, who had arrived for the Birthday party.
Meanwhile, Mumma’s phone rang. She was sobbing, as she tried to gather all
the courage to disclose the news to the twins” Rudrani and Reyansh, your Grandpa is no more. He expired due to a massive heart attack on the way to the hospital. “As they turned around Grandpa was not visible
They both looked at their mother and asked in bewilderment “Then whom did we play with this evening?”
Aditi Lahiry


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