Thursday, May 4, 2017

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The strange sounds emanating from the forest did not deter her from walking towards it.  This thought  has been lingering in her mind, the thought of running away  from the madness that her life was. When she thought of the options she had,  the dense forest a couple of miles away from her town is the first place that came to her mind.   What better place than a forest ?? with no human life  around, it is surely going to be a blissful place, so she thought. 

It was about to get dark but she was not worried about the wild animals, she had stopped worrying about herself long back, the day her husband left her for another woman and later when  her only  child was taken away by the authorities citing neglect and torture of the child, that was the day she had ceased existing.  She then turned into some one who had no aim in life except waiting for death to come and hold her hands.

Walking through the dense forest, dazed and devoid of any senses except for excruciating pain she felt in her heart for her child, she did not see, hear or feel anything at all. The glow worms were buzzing around, suddenly she was aware of the danger she was in, but by now she was deep inside the forest and it was dark all around, except the moonlight seeping into the forest through the knitted branches of the humongous trees which looked like giant ghost silhouettes.

A few meters away, there were a pair of glowing eyes , searching for food...she had only one aim,to feed her children, she was not bothered about her partner having walked  away  as soon as the cubs were born or that she had to struggle to find food for herself to survive and for her cubs to grow up strong and skilled hunters.

Walking stealthily towards a strong, strange scent she did not know that soon she  was about to release a hapless soul into oblivion and peace ,  also that  she herself  was about to venture into a dangerous path and taste which would  drive her out of the forest, eventually  into her own peace, release and oblivion... 

 

4 comments:

  1. Two sad stories in a day. The feeling of wretchedness is too much.

    time for a cheerful one Rekha.

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    1. Ha ha.. somehow melancholy comes easy to me !!
      Will definitely try my hand on cheerful ideas too...
      thanks Vincy

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  2. again, i was fooled there for a while thinking she was human. good going ss!

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    1. Thank you lan... so happy that you liked reading it..
      take care

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