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Friday Fictioneers- Guilty Conscience

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guilty conscience

The moment sleep comes; I get up perspiring profusely, her cry for help ringing in my ears.

Whatever may be one’s karma, no one deserves this gruesome end.

I showed cowardice and am doomed for whole life.

I was just passing by when I witnessed the most heinous crime.

They were four men, behaving worst than an animal.

I was intimidated by their number.

I thought they will kill me if they see me, so I can’t help her anyway.

I can find excuses to console me. But the fact remains.

I could have done something to help her.

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About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

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  1. the pain of failure is better than that of regret 🙂
    thanks for sharing this.

    love and light ❤
    Vikram 🙂

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  2. Dear Indira,

    Could this person really have helped? How many people live with this kind of guilt. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. It would take real courage to help but I suppose that feeling of guilt would always be there. It is so sad. Well written.

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  4. We read in many places about people being passive spectators to such crimes. I wonder what they must be thinking.

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  5. Oh my..what horror you have left to my imagination!

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  6. Guilt is the gap between our values and the pragmatic course of behavior. Great write. 🙂

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