The Hills Are Calling

PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman

You cannot manage it alone.” He said again.

I can and I will. This is important to me.” Anya replied.

I don’t understand why you need to do this. Stay safe here.

I don’t want safe, Sameer. I’m tired of being safe. I need to find myself again and I want to start by going away somewhere. I need this break away from you and the children.”

A solo trip is the answer?

I don’t know yet. But yes, maybe.

I keep you happy, right? Then why?

Because I need to keep myself happy too. For my sanity, for our family.

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 8th September 2017.

30 comments:

  1. Good one, Soumya! We all need this 'alone, me-time' sometimes. And, it's okay even if you are a mother or a wife. It brings peace. Like you said, 'Because I need to keep myself happy too. For my sanity, for our family.' :)

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    1. Thank you, Tarang! Me-time guarantees sanity for me too :)

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  2. Some Me-time is required by everyone. Hope she finds her groove on the solo-trip.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/09/the-fort.html

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  3. Wonderful interpretation. Sometimes , 'me time' gives you perspective...

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  4. Poor husband sounds bewildered! Your story reminds me a bit of Cheryl Stayed's book Wild.

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    1. Haven't read the book, but I sure will check it out now.

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  5. Ah a solo trip or simply getting away is so liberating and peaceful. I hope she managed to Soumya

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  6. I know a girl personally who left for the Himalayas 2 months ago seeking herself. I do hope she comes back without regretting. :)

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    1. Wow, that's brave! Wish I could do something like that, but somehow I like the chaos I live in.

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  7. Oh yeah, can totally relate--- that call from the mountains ... we just need to follow sometimes - to keep ourselves happy, strong and sane... simple as that- Loved the post dear Soumya.

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  8. Sometimes one needs the me time to clear one's mind.

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    1. Oh yes! For me it is most of the times.

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  9. I want to go to the Himalayas and never come back.

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  10. You know, I've lived through the desperate feeling of needing some space/time of my own. Now, the kids are all off on their own, and our nest is empty. I have plenty of time on my own. Life changes. Sometimes it's wise to wait for it.

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    1. Wow, you are patient! Maybe it is wise to wait, but sometimes we need that me-time no matter what the situation is.

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  11. LOVE her final response. I hope she finds what she seeks.

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  12. Solo adventures are needed for the soul. I'm glad she made her case for the same.

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  13. I really appreciate your professional approach. These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future.

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