Flash Fiction

The Sacrifice #FridayFotoFiction

He looked at the construction of the crossroads from the glass window of his office. It was his project. The one he was eyeing from long and which finally he was given charge of. It was a huge achievement of his career.

But he couldn’t stop himself from drifting fifteen years back. To the days when nothing of all this seemed possible. Not even in dreams. To his black and white days.

If it hadn’t been his father, he would not have been standing where he is today.

How can he ever, ever repay him.

For he did which no father could do. It was like never seeing your child ever again.

Could he ever repay his father for his eyes?

If his father hadn’t given his eyes to him that day, his world would always be colourless and blank.

Word count – 140 words

Linking this post to @Mayuri6  and @twinklingtina  for FridayFotoFiction

Author: rashi mital

A mother and a travel enthusiast, I love speed and am proud of my driving skills. In my free time I love reading, writing, and sometimes doing nothing. I try to live every moment and believe in living young despite the age.

16 Comments on “The Sacrifice #FridayFotoFiction

    1. I agree, Tina. The level of sacrifice a parent can do for their child is incomparable to everything in the world. Thanks for the prompt 🙂

    1. Yes, Sudha. Organ donation is a very noble thing to do and it takes great courage to do it even though one knows he might die soon. Thanks for reading 🙂

  1. That is such a moving take. We seldom recognise the sacrifices made by our parents in real life to propel us into getting that international degree, that extra x- box we don’t really want all the while forgoing something that they’ll never refer to in our presence. The eye donation ending was extremely moving.

    1. Thanks Lavanya. Yes, we often and so easily forget the hardships are parents went through for us, forget their sacrifices made for us. Just to give us the best while they suffer the worst. And how casually do we term all this as their duty. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    1. Life is a greatest gift for sure. But I feel missing even one of the five senses would be a great suffering. N yes, m sure every father n mother would go lengths for their kids. Thanks much yaa.. 🙂

  2. Obviously the lenses were harvested from the dead father right? What a terrible loss for the family ( even though it is just a story) and I wonder how the child must feel seeing through his dead father’s eyes. Weird na?

    1. Well, while writing I thought that the father is still alive, but because can’t see his son without vision, decides to give his cornea to his child. But, what you say can be a possibility too. So, there can be two interpretations of the story if the father has died- 1. what you say. It can be a terrible feeling to live knowing that your eyesight was given to you by one of your parents. 2. As I thought, though the boy wondered if he could ever repay for what his father did for him, there was some peace that at least his father was there with him, seeing the world through him.

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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