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100 word fiction: Obscurity #AtoZChallenge

100 words: Obscurity

He had come to the city with dreams in his eyes of earning enough. While he hoped that this would get his family out of poverty, life had other plans.

He was promised the moon but what he finally got was peanuts. Moreover, his work was so back-breaking that he cried himself to sleep day in and day out.

But the thought of getting embarrassed by his friends and family and the determination to ensure his family stays happy was enough for him to stay on.

As the days passed by, he felt that his life was sliding into obscurity.

Linking to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

I am taking the A to Z Challenge 2020 with Blogchatter and my theme is Microfiction

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17 Comments

  1. Tina Acharya

    Thoughtful!!

  2. Dr.Amrita

    Sad story.There’s a book I read on a similat topic.About saying fisherman from Kerala who went to UAE for work.

  3. Isn’t it what happens with most of us. We feel that we are going in to win the world, and then the reality really hits hard on us. This one though was a real sad story.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Jyoti for stopping by. Such stories are the sad reality in so many places 🙁

  4. alpanadeo

    When the reality seems a contrast of our dreams, it hurts badly. It breaks us, pull us down

    • transitionofthoughts

      It definitely does Alpana and that’s the horrible part :(.

  5. Yes, beautifully said, but still a sad story.
    O is for Oya

  6. Very poignant…. But very true!!

  7. The sad story of many millennialS.

  8. It is the sad story that i have lived for far too long. It is expressed in a spare style that fits the word limit, and it expresses a truth about the disconnect between expectations and reality.

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