Sunday, 1 May 2016

Homecoming
PHOTO PROMPT © Mary Shipman
                                                                               Photo prompt © Mary Shipman 

“Are you there? Please open the door.”
I woke up with a jolt, I was sure I had heard uncle’s voice. But how was thought possible? He was in his home, two thousand miles. 
A deep feeling of regret welled up in my heart; he had brought me up like a son and I had not gone back even once in twenty years. I didn’t even recall when I last called him.
Something in me forced me to leave at once. Three days later I reached his home; the shop was closed. But I was late.
He had passed away at midnight three days back.
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A post for FridayFictioneers on a photo prompt

Word count 105

22 comments:

  1. Fiction or perhaps not? Many times one hears of someone having very strong feelings about a loved one right at the time of their passing. Congratulations on completing the AtoZ!
    Revisit the Tender Years with me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. thanks Barbara, good luck for future writing, hope we can remain in touch

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    1. when my grandfather passed away in Saharanpur , my father in Srinagar felt that he had been calling him from the lane outside our house. thanks for stopping by

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  3. Dear Arora,

    I've heard a few true stories like this.Nicely done and a different take on the prompt.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. My grandson appeared at the foot of my bed the night he died in a car wreck. Very real!
    Well done.

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    1. Thanks for appreciating my story.

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  5. So sad when we miss an opportunity to say goodbye. Great story in a few words. Congrats on finishing A to Z!

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    1. thanks Li for your trips to my blog, it was a great experience and good luck for future writing.

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  6. Just a miss that could have gone either way should one have taken the time

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  7. This post may be fiction, but I've heard others relate this tale from personal experience. It's good reminder to make time in our lives for those who made time for us. Well done.

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  8. Sad story. A good reminder to keep in touch with loved ones. Nicely done.

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  9. Stories like this are seldom true. A very nice read and quite an innovative take on the prompt :)

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    1. may be what you say is true, thanks for stopping by

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  10. Yeah I heard something similar that happened to a friend of mine.
    Very well told in few lines.

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    1. my father had a somewhat similar experience when grandfather passed away, thanks

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