Saturday, 9 May 2015

Five Sentence Fiction: Memories



This post is linked to : Lillie McFerrin Writes- Five Sentence Fiction- Memories


I paced forward with all my strength and ran as fast as I could. But I couldn't have possibly saved my ass, the giant snowball slid down the slope at thrice my speed, engulfing all smaller objects along it's way- including me. 



"Aaagh", I screamed and woke up from my sleep, twenty years fast-forward, with my lower body paralyzed and an upper body that was accustomed to stillness.

"Daddy, what does Grandpa dream about every other night, that he gets so scared?", Rishabh, always inquisitive about his mountaineer grandfather, asked my son.

"He doesn't dream, Rishabh. Memories. Those are his memories that haunt him."

Photo by: Mark Thompson

6 comments:

  1. Ya..memories do hunt :( . This tale brought the nepal quake into picture and it's devastation around. Good work :)

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  2. Chilling tale.
    Sadly many have to live with such painful memories...

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  3. How awful to keep reliving that in his nightmares! Brilliantly written. Loved your story. ♥

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  4. How awful to keep reliving that in his nightmares! Brilliantly written. Loved your story. ♥

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  5. Being engulfed in a gaint snowball is a frighful memory.well written to bring a chill down my spine.

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