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The Ash Track

by Venky

SPF 10-28-8 Fandango 4

(Image Credit: Fandango)

“You have to walk if you desire to be fit”, Ash goaded Venky on as he huffed and puffed his way through the much treaded and cracked walking track. Rivulets of sweat streamed down his forehead, depositing themselves on his cheeks before plummeting down his Led Zeppelin T-shirt, which by this time was damp and soaked. The weather was not helping one bit. The sun blazed down with a vengeance and with an intent that was remorseless. But those ferocious rays were, but water off a duck’s back for Ash. Supremely fit she was a Greek sculpture. Kick boxing on Monday; Pilates on Tuesday; Badminton on Wednesday followed by an insane bout of Fly Cycling on Thursdays. Venky didn’t even bother wondering what the weekends were for her. All he knew was that she was a selfless soul who was trying to get his life back on track following a horrendous automobile accident that had shattered his hip and pelvic bones, and in the process immobilizing him for close to eight excruciating months.

If he had any radiance left in his being, it was Ash. His Ash. But he knew that he was not her Venky.

Will he ever be?

(Word Count – 200)

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE

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9 comments

crimsonprose May 12, 2019 - 3:35 pm

That is so moving. In this tale I can see why Ash was the focus of Venky’s life 🙂

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venkyninja1976 May 12, 2019 - 4:20 pm

Thank you soooo much!

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crimsonprose May 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm

Is okay, a pleasure. Big smiles

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Sascha Darlington May 13, 2019 - 1:35 am

I hope they have their happy ending.

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venkyninja1976 May 13, 2019 - 2:19 am

Me too!

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neeltheauthor- author of WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE CURVE BALLS May 13, 2019 - 8:34 am

What a stark contrast in attitudes and work ethics! It looks like she is hell bent on bringing him back on track however much he thinks he is incapable of matching upto to her expectations. Loved the serious tone of the writing made all the more effective by the matter of fact manner of its rendition.

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venkyninja1976 May 13, 2019 - 12:35 pm

Thanks Much!

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Keith's Ramblings May 13, 2019 - 9:10 am

Thank goodness she’s there to push him forward. Excellent.

Keith’s Ramblings is but a click away!

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Mike May 15, 2019 - 12:07 am

Beverly every one needs pushing at some point, a good use of the prompt

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