FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 2, 2018
A NEW BEGINNING
By Neel Anil Panicker
Dolphins shoot up and down from the limpid blue waters, each splash creating concentric rings through which peer out shiny little red tailed fish, their dove shaped eyes glistening brightly in the glory of the afternoon sun.
From the harbour Lisa watches on, her mind reflective, her eyes finally resting on the ships yonder, on one of them in particular as it readies to depart, the final hoot echoing into the distant skies.
Her mind floated to exactly a year ago. There she was, utterly exhausted and famished, dragging her bedraggled bare boned frame, gingerly stepping onto the deck, taking her first tentative steps in an alien land, a land over a thousand miles away from home, her marital home, a home that turned into a living hell, a 24-hour torture chamber in the almost three years that she remained locked and chained in it.
A swan flapped her wings and floated by.
Watching it, Lisa felt she was one, a fairy in white.
Her heart filled with peace.
At last she had escaped.
2018NEELANILPANICKER© #FICTION #FFfAW #174 words