Enchanting eyes

April 17, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story of something/someone dark-eyed. What could be a dark-eyed situation? Or is it a dark-eyed beauty? A dark-eyed junco? Maybe it’s a futuristic piece of technology. Go where the prompt leads!


The calf was wobbly on her feet, its dark eyes staring at me curiously. What a treat it was to meet a calf that was born just a few hours ago.

This was when we visited the village where my grandparents lived. In cities, you don’t see cows or any farm animals. When we heard that there was a new baby cow, we all ran towards the enclosure to meet her.

A new life, a source of wonder and joy for everyone. We called her “Lallie” meaning red in Urdu. She grew up to be a very impressive cow.


Word count; 99

Written in response to-99 Word Story, hosted by Charli Mills



50 thoughts on “Enchanting eyes

  1. Oh my gosh Sadje, this piece is so heartwarming, and a showpiece of awareness for an animal we wouldn’t typically see depicted or highlighted in such a charming and intimate way. You wove a tale of love in these words, using the prompt to honor Lallie. Thank you for teaching me something new…what lallie means in Urdu! 💖😊🙏🏼🥰💞

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  2. Lovely share Sadje! Bet she was beautiful and adorable..When I was young (even today) I loved to see cows especially baby cows! They are such a cutie and always provide a heart warming expression💓💖

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