By Neel Anil Panicker

“Mamma, I don’t think I’m cut out for a soldier’s job. I just don’t care”.

Care for what, my son? The job, or your country?

“Obviously, my job. You know how much I love my country, Mamma.”

If that were so, I advise you to do what your heart tell you. For, you may not like the job today but tomorrow it will turn into the only job you love. Wait, let me explain.

Everyone knows and appreciates your handwriting; a few even call it an artistic creation. Do you know why? Well, that’s because I cared for you. And for that, first I made you write for hours on a sand tray with a feather. That’s how you learnt, first to draw circles, squares, lines, curves, diagonals et al, and then to write letters, and then join them and finally write full words and sentences. That’s how you learnt the difference between soft and hard touches, understood how to hold the shaft end of the feather and not its vane, and later a pencil and much later a pen. That’s how you learnt to write cursive and that’s why it’s so awesome today.

So, my son, no job is boring. If you care enough for it, it will take care of you.

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4 thoughts on “neelwrites/afeatherytouch/flashfictionforaspiringwriters/shortstory/213words/06/03/2018

  1. Great story and such wise words from a wise mother!


  2. Wise words Neel “ If you care enough for it, it will take care of you.”
    Very nice. So do sand trays exist for writing? I have never heard of those.


  3. Great take and so true too. If we care about a job and give it our best, it equally cares for us.


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