Happy Independence day.

At -68 degrees Fahrenheit and winds at 160km/hr, it was unimaginably cold that winter.

Twelve brothers in his troop were already dead due to the extreme weather condition and many were in hospital with amputated limbs lost to frostbite.

And now, as he stood by his lifeless friend, his eyes wandered over to the map of his beloved country pasted on the wall beside the bed.

Staring at it, he wondered for a second why it seemed so important to the leaders to add a totally barren, inhospitable, lifeless glacier to their country’s map.

Suddenly he heard someone shout they were facing enemy fire and without a second thought he rushed outside to fight fire in the world’s highest battlefield…completely forgetting it was his birthday that day.

 

That’s my post for Five Sentence Fictions word: MAPS!  Let me know if you like it! 🙂

Happy Independence day guys!

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10 Comments

  1. Thenmozhi satyamurthy(chitthi)
    August 16
    Reply

    Bravo,INDIAN SOLDIERS, heart breaking,Good Paddu

    • padhs2k
      August 22
      Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. Ramya
    August 16
    Reply

    Loved it Paddy !

    • padhs2k
      August 22
      Reply

      Thanks maams! Saw your message only now 🙂

    • padhs2k
      August 22
      Reply

      Thank you!

  3. kum
    August 21
    Reply

    Amazing post!

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    • padhs2k
      August 22
      Reply

      Thanks!

  4. Anonymous
    September 30
    Reply

    Sad but that’s the hard fact for a soldier’s life. I wish the world respects it, whether it’s Iraq, Kashmir or Donestk.

    • padhs2k
      October 1
      Reply

      Yes..I only wish this would stop! I wish the leaders could fight in the border instead of soldiers. A very radical point, but why should soldiers keep losing their lives over decisions made by leaders?

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