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An unfinished bridge

I believe every person has a distinct point of view. Some like a story to end happily while others want the sadness of life to be mirrored in it. Below is a flash fiction which allows you to choose the one you wish!

 

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I was overjoyed to see the kids jumping into the waters and splashing it over each other while the elders seated at the shore discussing mundane things. It was a reunion of two families residing on either sides of the canal. But, their emotions slowly changed with time. What exactly had led to the fight I do not know. The unfinished bridge between them became a witness to enmity between the families. Might be, it was the bad time which led to the separation of the two families. After all, man is just a tool in the hands of situation.

NOW READ THE STORY BACKWARDS [rearranged below for easy reading]

After all, man is just a tool in the hands of situation. Might be, it was the bad time which led to the separation of the two families. The unfinished bridge between them became a witness to enmity between the families. What exactly had led to the fight I do not know. But, their emotions slowly changed with time. It was a reunion of two families residing on either sides of the canal. I was overjoyed to see the kids jumping into the waters and splashing it over each other while the elders seated at the shore discussing mundane things.

The above short story can be read both ways. Read the first version from top to bottom if you like sad ending and from the bottom to top for a happy ending. 🙂 

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This was inspired by the photo prompt at 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#135

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Angel of love

Out in our village, a story did rounds
that there lay something on the high grounds
There was a man some people claimed
who could achieve whatever he aimed
Was he a sage or a magician black?
His history was impossible to crack!
Suddenly it was heard that he died
and he left back a device on his side
The device could even transcend time
could carry us back ages, without a dime
Adventurer I became with a backpack stuck
to unravel the mysteries with some luck!
Lucky I was to unearth the device
and steal it from the dead for no price!!
Excited I was to travel across ages
Feel the times from history’s pages
I went back around a millennium ago
where life seemed calm, uncluttered and slow
Those were the times when angels flew
Spoke to humans and animals few
There I met an angel; flying above
Filling the hearts of people with love
I stood surprised with envy some
for why she abandoned us in times to come?
I asked her in anger “Why this betrayal?
What made you in future, not to prevail?”
She smiled and said, “I reside
in the hearts; which, love abide”
“Your angered voice gives me a sign
that from your heart I must resign”
“Your future has worshiped envy and hate
I had no other choice but to vacate”
I still remember the scene, when I kept on talking
But she never looked back, she just kept walking
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This is a response to the weekly challenge #163 at speakeasy  where a video prompt on the device” was to be used and the work has to end with “But she never looked back, she just kept walking”