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Homeward Bound

by Venky

(Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields)

With the languid grace of a gymnast, Parveen landed with a soft thud and precisely braced knees on the damp mud surrounding the embankment. Gingerly wading her way through the mass of foul smelling water, she crossed over towards the second pillar whose base was partly hidden by a dense undergrowth of Sparganium eurycarpum or bur-weed.

The desperate wails had now turned to tired whimpers. Looking into the exhausted but gleaming eyes of the child Parveen went down on her knees and tenderly picked her up.

“Where are you taking me?” the shrill voice was filled with terror.

“Home”.

(Word Count: 99)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

 For the complete list of entries, please click HERE

The credit for the breathtaking photograph goes to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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6 comments

Abhijit Ray November 16, 2018 - 8:53 am

Parveen seems to be a good person. Who else makes so much effort for an unknown homeless child?

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michaelwynnauthor November 16, 2018 - 12:05 pm

It’s good she was so minded to go out of her way to rescue her

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jillyfunnell November 17, 2018 - 11:19 am

That one act of compassion will change both their lives, for sure.

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granonine November 18, 2018 - 10:52 pm

A budding Mother Theresa?

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venkyninja1976 November 19, 2018 - 1:50 am

Hopefully

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lisarey1990 November 21, 2018 - 12:34 am

This beautiful. Love the character.

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