A New Life

Copyright-Roger Bultot

I waited at the bus station like you had asked, right next to this parked bus for more than an hour; but you did not arrive. Your phone is switched off too, I guess you chickened out at the very last minute. I am standing here with all my belongings hastily dumped into a bag and a photograph of my family, whom I left, just to start a new life with you. Of course I cannot go back now, I do not have the guts to face them after this. My new life shall sure start, with or without you.

This five sentence fiction is written for the topic 'Waiting' at Lillie McFerrin Writes.

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 22nd August.

42 comments:

  1. I'm sure she will have a successful life. What a strong woman!

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  2. Good one, Soumya! Current affairs...
    Just like Geet in the movie Jab We Met, may she emerge successful.

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    1. She will for sure. Thank you Anita!

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  3. wow..I like her spirit! lovely combination of the two prompts, Soumya!

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  4. Good one. I liked the ending! :)

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  5. The guts to stand by the decision taken :) Very well expressed Soumya :)

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  6. She will surly have a wonderful life 'with or without him'. Goo one !

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  7. Good for her to move forward and not wait for life to happen.

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  8. sigh..men!!!!
    I hope she does come out strong.

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  9. "My new life shall sure start, with or without you." Good for her.. Wonderfully written, Soumya.. :)

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  10. Dear Soumya,

    I think she's going to be okay. Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  11. There is so much more I want to know - was the guy a jerk? Or, was she stupid in not being able to judge his intentions? You know, who's fault was it really!?

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    1. Make your own conclusion. That is why the open end.

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  12. Soumya, I don't know what kind of family she left, so I don't know if she'll be okay. If she has a good education, she should make it, unless she needed her family for job connections. Well written. : ) ---Susan

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  13. I like stories that are short, simple and strong. This one sure is. :-)

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  14. well if he has not turned up then surly a new life WITHOUT..

    my best wishes to her .. be bold and go for it :)

    Bikram's

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  15. but on second thoughts i do feel maybe its now time to go back home and face parents , tell them truth.. I am sure after the initial hiccup they will understand ...

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