Premonition

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Hosted by Friday Fictioneers

“Can’t you do something other than collecting rocks?” he said.

“They are fossils,” his son argued.

“So basically rocks.” Sonny boy chose not to argue.

“But why go to Thailand?”

“To collect more fossils, dad.”

“I’d rather you didn’t go this time.” He plead.

This conversation took place every time he had to travel overseas for work.

As he opened the box of fossils fedexed by the Paleotology Department, his hands shook and his eyes welled up. On the wall, there was a picture that said –

Jeremiah Williams

14.02.74 – 26.12.2004

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About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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26 Responses to Premonition

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    The recent events in Indonesia brought back memories of this horrific tragedy. Such a sad, heartfelt loss in this piece.

  2. Sandra says:

    A nightmare come true for yet one more parent. Very sad.

  3. Jelli says:

    I wanted there to be a sad face to pick instead of ‘like’. A lovely tribute written.

  4. Dear Anshu,

    Tragic story. Sometimes a person just knows and doesn’t want it to be true.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  5. Abhijit Ray says:

    Touching story and sad memory!

  6. pennygadd51 says:

    It’s a sad story, but well written. And it was a refreshing change to read a story about the bond between father and son.

  7. Dale says:

    Such a sad story, told very well, Anshu.

  8. Well told, my uncle was and still is living there at the moment, it was an awful event and the current situation in Indonesia brings it all back. However I don’t think the news in UK is as comprehensive as it was that Boxing Day, maybe because the area isn’t such a tourist spot. I can’t say for definite of course but I perceive this to be the case.

  9. jillyfunnell says:

    Your tale unfolded well – but so sad.

  10. granonine says:

    Ah, the sadness is palpable. Such a tragedy. You drew it beautifully.

  11. That day is well etched into the memory of many people in my country… I knew a girl who lost her sister and both her parents that day….

  12. Devasting. You touch raw nerves.

  13. michael1148humphris says:

    Such a fine if sad story, I also liked that you used a son and father scenario

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