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Five Sentence Fiction: Yearn #AtoZChallenge

Five Sentence Fiction: Yearn

As soon as he had finished twelfth grade, he had left to pursue his graduation in the hallowed halls of Stanford University. While his parents knew that they would miss him after all these years, they also understood that it was important for their son to achieve his dreams and fulfill his ambitions.

While initially he was regular in his calls and messages, their interactions started to reduce as the months went by. Suffering from a chronic medical condition, his mom’s health started to get worse as she kept yearning for her son to come back.

But when he finally came, it was too little too late.

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


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  1. Your stories are so real and relatable. This one reminded me of one news clip reporting that when the son returned home from abroad after 5 years, he found his mother’s skeleton

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh that’s so sad to hear :(. Thanks for stopping by :).

  2. Anagha Yatin

    The story tugged at my heart. Short and poignant.

  3. Oh my, this is so sad. Thinking of all the people right now, away from each others, and not being able to join…
    Y is for Young

  4. How sad and something I am sure he will regret. I love the quote you included with the story. Weekends In Maine

    • transitionofthoughts

      It’s something he may end up regretting his entire life :(. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. This is so sad. That guilt will eat him up for life! Y is for Yawn

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh yes, he will go on to regret this for a long time :(.

  6. alpanadeo

    This guilt of not being there for our parents when they need us the most is the biggest guilt.

  7. This is terrific microfiction. Covering such a huge canvas and displaying those emotions in just 5 sentences, wow.

    Nice story. 🙂

  8. What a sad little story. It is the experience of many, which may be why no one is identified. He is Any Man in Any Place at Any Time.

    • transitionofthoughts

      True that Alice. I think this is the stuff of nightmares for so many people.

  9. Beautifully tragic. Congratulations on completing your A to Z!

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