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The Pursuit of Purpose

by Venky

Ash

(Photo Credit: Dawn M. Miller)

The piercing shriek of the engine lingered for a few fleeting seconds even after the train disappeared into the tunnel. The rock formations abutting the track were brooding sentinels in steel Grey. Venky stood on the platform staring vacantly at the long winding tracks.

“Patience is the precursor to love. Foolishness is the virtue of commitment.” Ash’s words reverberated in his ears. It was a year since she had relocated.

He was a soul searcher; a back-packer in pursuit of a purpose. He was twenty minutes away from springing a surprise on her.

Love was at a crossroad.

(Word Count: 98)

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 Dawn M. Miller 

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14 comments

Kalpana Solsi December 6, 2018 - 10:41 am

Hope it would be a pleasant surprise for her.

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venkyninja1976 December 6, 2018 - 1:46 pm

Indeed. Hope springs eternal.

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neilmacdon December 6, 2018 - 11:17 am

Nicely atmospheric

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Kestril Trueseeker December 6, 2018 - 5:08 pm

He’s a determined young man. Let’s hope that the surprise is something she welcomes.

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lisarey1990 December 6, 2018 - 10:33 pm

Hope it’s a lovely surprise.

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jillyfunnell December 7, 2018 - 11:18 am

Love at the crossroads – such a great concept.

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venkyninja1976 December 7, 2018 - 11:24 am

Thanks much!

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granonine December 8, 2018 - 6:40 pm

Ah, the possibilities! Nicely written 🙂

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venkyninja1976 December 9, 2018 - 1:29 am

Thanks Much!

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Abhijit Ray December 9, 2018 - 5:33 am

Is Ash unlikely to be surprised by Venky’s appearance? Why is love at crossroad?

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Liz Young December 9, 2018 - 8:58 pm

Did she always talk in such a roundabout fashion – why couldn’t she just say ‘goodbye’? I hope the visit turns out well for them.

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venkyninja1976 December 9, 2018 - 11:47 pm

She was undecided I suppose although she saw all the merits in him as a trusted person.

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Violet Lentz December 9, 2018 - 10:00 pm

L O V E it.. Hope she is receptive at this juncture in her life..

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venkyninja1976 December 9, 2018 - 11:48 pm

Thanks Much! Glad you liked it!

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