Unrest (Part 1) – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

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Mary walked stealthily, her legs throbbing with pain. Yet, this was the right time. She had to reach for the doctor before dawn.  Her children were sleeping in the underground bunker, her youngest still very sick. They had taken to underground bunkers from the time when civil unrest plunged their country into chaos. Her husband was with the opposing ideologists. She heard that he had married someone else now and was living a life of opulence. But, she refused to deviate from her support of the overthrown government.

Mary clutched her heart as a bullet flew, narrowly missing her. It was probably her husband or one of the rebels, she thought wretchedly. She looked at the sky, fearfully. The dawn was breaking through. She hurried to the doctor’s bunker, limping.

This was written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction.

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30 thoughts on “Unrest (Part 1) – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

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  2. I can co relate this to the recent Syrian killings going on. Thousands of them getting killed and the children and women suffering the most.The pictures always leave me sad and disturbed seeing the real scenes and your words brought it all alive.

    • In fact, I was thinking about the Sri Lankan situation. I am afraid I’ve to look up on the happenings in Syria.. not up to date. Thank you for reading, Soumya

  3. Stories like this have played out over the world even in recent years and may continue to do so. You told this very very well. I don’t know how you did it, but you captured such an experience with unerring accuracy. Most impressive!

    • Just a thought of how a woman would feel if her child is dying and if her life partner is on the enemy camp. Yes, incidents like these have taken place, but world has learnt little from it…Thank you so much for reading. Appreciate your taking the time to comment

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