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In Transit We Trust

by Venky

(Photo Credit: H.R.R. Gorman)

The house looked as though it had been recently kissed by an asteroid. In a state of lamentable shambles, it was a ghastly sight to behold. Rolls of tissue crisscrossed across the master bedroom in a serpentine fashion. Tattered rags lay strewn about as though paying obeisance to a rodent ball. Appendages of furniture sticking out from under the mess made for a perverse jigsaw puzzle.

They found him in a disheveled and deplorable state squatting on the floor right next to an open window. Unwashed and unfocused, crossed arms hugging himself, he was crooning softly while making a monotonous rocking motion. A lullaby for the denied, a song for the deserted. His eyes were vacant, distant and lifeless.

Now ten years to that fateful day, he was gently murmuring to an adolescent girl who had tears streaming down her eyes. “Depression need not and should never be a choice. It is just a transitory gatecrasher trying your patience and testing your will power.”

(Word Count: 164)

This story has been written as part of the FLASH FICTION FOR ASPIRING WRITERS – FFfAW Challenge #201, more details about which may be found HERE

For reading similar entries submitted in response to the FFfAW Challenge #201 please click HERE

Thank You H.R.R.Gorman for the photograph!

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15 comments

Loretta January 23, 2019 - 2:59 pm

An eye opener regarding depression. Good write!

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venkyninja1976 January 23, 2019 - 3:34 pm

Thanks Much! Glad you liked it.

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Priceless Joy January 25, 2019 - 8:39 pm

Excellent story and well written! A very touching twist at the end. Great story!

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venkyninja1976 January 26, 2019 - 12:27 am

Thank you so much!

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Priceless Joy January 26, 2019 - 1:13 am

I just found out today that InLinkz is doubling the price of their membership and I am not going to pay that. There won’t be anymore FFfAW challenges. I have enjoyed you participating in the challenge!

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venkyninja1976 January 26, 2019 - 1:44 am

Such an inexplicable shame! I immensely enjoyed contributing to these challenges.

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Priceless Joy January 26, 2019 - 1:46 am

I really enjoyed reading your stories and getting to know you. Yes, it is a terrible shame and I’m sure I won’t be the only subscriber that will be leaving InLinkz.

venkyninja1976 January 26, 2019 - 2:56 am

This is what happens I presume when the cold hand of capitalism touches all and sundry!

Priceless Joy January 26, 2019 - 3:19 am

Yes! You are absolutely right!

venkyninja1976 January 26, 2019 - 3:42 am

But i have to say it has been a real pleasure getting to know you and interacting with you.

Priceless Joy January 26, 2019 - 3:54 am

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that! I wish you the very best in your future.

venkyninja1976 January 26, 2019 - 4:20 am

Best of luck to you as well!

Priceless Joy January 26, 2019 - 12:50 pm

Thank you so much!

michael1148humphris January 26, 2019 - 11:19 pm

A powerful description of depression, well done

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venkyninja1976 January 27, 2019 - 1:32 am

Thank you!

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