Short story - Reality
Life isn't always the same without our loved ones, it is the ultimate
truth though. Nothing in this world last forever. There should be a
completion one day and my life had come to an end though. I am still
alive. Sara walked along the Sandy beach...... her dull mind was deeply
plunged with the reality of the life that she forgot that it was almost
dark. She gazed at the Sea.
The whole atmosphere was tranquil enough for her to immerse on her
deep notions, but was sometimes disturbed by the strong wind and the
flowing waves of the sea. The tear filled eyes smudged her view, finally
falling across her red cheeks making them glisten. Her mind raced back
over her life she went through.
The only creature Sara ever had was her beloved father. Her mother
died while giving birth to her. Then onwards the struggle began. Each
new dawned day was a challenge for them. Nevertheless it was the
happiest days in her life.
The small wage her father earned, was sufficient enough for them to
make their living. Sara never felt the loss of her mother as her father
was prefect in playing both the roles as a mother and as a father.
Sara went to school everyday and after the school, she always used to
go to the ashore and assist her father in his fishing. Yes......! She
was enjoying it really. Sara also did in her studies well. Her father's
only dream was to give her a good education and see her in a good place.
He always told her.
"Study well "puthe" that is the only worth thing a man could gain."
This always echoed in Sara's mind. She never wanted to shatter her
father's dream. Since her childhood her father strived to look after
her. He was a mother to her. Sara always conceived as being guilty for
her mother's death, but her father always comforted her.
"It is her fate so she had to go and one day we all have to go when
our time is over. And your mother's time is finished. This is what we
call life "puthe". Nothing in this world last forever. The is the
reality and we have to face it one day."
Sara's father never repented over his pa st. He only looked for the
future. Future of his only daughter.
Eventually, Sara was reaching her A/L exam. Her father's only dream
was to see her daughter as an engineer. Thus, she laid the first step.
She did her exam and passed with the very best results.
To fillup her father's desires she had to depart from her father. And
it was the last thing she wanted to do. She resolved herself not to go
to the university, but it was the last thing her father wanted too.
"Puthe, one day we will have to depart forever and that is life. So
this will be just a preparation for it. Face it. Face the reality. Don't
ever try to escape from the reality" and Sara left.
Sara learnt a lot about life, from her father. She realised the
reality, that no one could survive from it. Every single person has to
face it. And her father had made her ready for it. Thus, she didn't
repent for being separated from her father, but she went to see her
father whenever possible.
In the final year of the university, Sara couldn't go to see her
Five years later...
As soon as her graduation was over Sara fled to see her loving father
to say him. "Father, I made your dreams come true, now I am an engineer
father, yes...... I am, only because of you."
By the time she reached her home, she could see a lot of people
gathered in her house. "Maybe father has invited our neighbours to
celebrate my graduation. Yes...... he should be really happy and he will
definitely cry in joy when he sees me. When he sees his engineer
daughter." Thought Sara.
She went through the crowd avoiding their surprised looks and
whispers, and she entered the drawing room...... She was stunned ......
in disbelief. She could see a coffin infront of her bearing her father's
body. She didn't know whether to cry or not, cause after all this is the