Friday, 29 January 2016

The Returning

He dreaded the memories.
He had till now avoided coming back for silly and inconsequential reasons. The truth was that he was unwilling to face the memories that lay seamlessly embedded in that place.
Father had cautioned him but had not stopped him from leaving, ‘Go wherever you wish to go, but don’t forget your roots.’
But he chose to forget; if one had to be radical than it was not fashionable to talk of the roots.
He felt pathetic; rootlessness had only made the journey painful.
He looked at the desolate house and wished he had not come back.
Word count 100


  1. I think it's painful to realise how damaged your roots are...

  2. ah.. wonderful... how have you been sir?? it's been a long time...

    Cheers, Archana -

  3. Excellent! You really captured the pain of cutting off one's own roots.

  4. If you cut off your roots then going back will always be hard.

    1. rightly said, thanks subroto for stopping by

  5. Going back is always hard, even with roots. Good story.

  6. Returning is a very special and emotional journey. Superb story.