Dreaming across the channel (Sunday Photo Fiction)

Sunday Photo fiction

She stood on the rocks and looked at the coastline in the distance. She could not believe that she had been able to swim all the way from there. But she had. She looked at her teammates and could see their love and satisfaction. She sat on the rocks and looked at the waves. As they hit the rocks thoughts of those dark days came to mind. She would never forget that night in the train. She had resisted those bullies and in their anger they had pushed her out of the running train. She did not remember how long she had lain on the tracks. When she regained consciousness the doctors told her they had had to ampute her right leg to save her life. In the days that followed her family had been her strength. She had always loved swimming and trekking. She promised herself that she would cross the channel. It had taken a long time. But she did not give up. Today she had realised her dream.  Her past had given her the strength to live in the present and dream many dreams for the future.

Photo credit : Fandango

photo credit fandango

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


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