Five Sentence Fiction – Engulf
I was so immersed in my thoughts of loneliness, of suffering, of suicidal thoughts, oblivious to the sea waves trying to engulf me that I didn’t notice the 14 years boy coming and sitting by me until he said,
‘ The world is so cruel to people like us neither male nor female, we are also creation of God but no education, no employment, no one likes to give us even household jobs, either we have to dance at weddings or on childbirth or beg and without money you can’t survive so I have come here to drown myself in the sea like you.’
I looked at his misery ridden face and suddenly an idea crossed my mind.
‘Why not come with me, I’ll adopt you, give you education and we will take care of each other.
‘Let’s go there is so much legal work to do.’
Holding hands we retreated, life has given us a purpose to survive.