Monday, April 25, 2016

Freedom

PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods

Hassan looks across the barbed wired fence and its sharp jagged barbs.  Beyond it lie the promises of freedom from horrors of the past.

He was out of the house when the liberators came looking for the “collaborator” and punished his parents as a warning to those who would disobey. 

He ran that night, hidden under the tarpaulin in a dilapidated van with the saving of a lifetime strapped close to his body.  He was soon parted with that when they put him on a boat with assurances of deliverance.      

He waits now for freedom from bias and barbed wires.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100


Phew! I didn't think I'd be able to have an entry this week. My laptop crashed and I had to spend the weekend frantically figuring out how to fix it.  Then when the access came back, Chrome decided I could not access my blog. Fortunately working in IT lets you find workarounds :-)
To read the stories for this week click here.

8 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    I'm glad you got things worked out with your laptop. As for your blog, have you considered coming over to Wordpress?

    A timely and well written piece.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle for reading. As for the blog, I have considered Wordpress but then this blog has been going on for a while and I'd need to spend some time doing a proper migration.

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  2. Good and timely story, Subroto. I'm glad to hear you got your laptop up and going again. Well done. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. Perhaps it's time you looked across the barbed wire fence of 100 words. You are stifling your talent.

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    1. I consider it a training ground while I try and fit in a work life balance, but thanks for believing Umashankar.

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  4. It's those invisible barbed wire fences of bias that are difficult to escape from. Good one.

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    1. They are indeed. Thanks for your comments Ansumani I am glad you liked it.

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