Past Life

Picture Credit © Russell Gayer

Written for Friday Fictioneers

Past Life

Looking at the ominous mountain of white sand, he knew he had come home. Seeing it in his dream every night since he was a young boy, he knew it like the back of his hand. He knew where the huge chunk of rock gave way to reveal the secret cave and the exact location of the Buddha. How he knew without ever setting foot on this mountain, let alone this country nobody knew.

His mother had once suggested, “Past life!” and his scientist father had told her off immediately. But even his science couldn’t explain the recurring dream.

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About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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36 Responses to Past Life

  1. Dear Anshu,

    There are some things that just can’t be explained. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  2. Jelli says:

    Good one. I’ve had dreams like that…they’re spooky indeed. there’s no explanation, only a sense of deja view

  3. neilmacdon says:

    So, what does explain it?

  4. Sandra says:

    You captured that sense of deja vu really well.

  5. Anita says:

    I believe in past life.
    Well narrated.
    Statue of Buddha sounds interesting. Heritage site for sure!
    Wish you a very happy new year!
    Zapped – Anita

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Some things don’t need an explanation, they just are.

  7. Kalpana Solsi says:

    I do not know about the mysteries of past life but it is very interesting and enigmatic. Science does not have all the answers. Good take on the picture prompt.

  8. Who knows? But then again if we knew all the answers life would be pretty dull and predictable.

  9. Abhijit Ray says:

    Mystery thickens? Reality of dreams vs. hard science!

  10. Some things in life is still a mystery…

  11. Dale says:

    There are inexplicable things that we experience. Well done, Anshu.

  12. granonine says:

    Mysteries are a lot more fun when we don’t try to explain them away 🙂

  13. An intriguing story, I want to know more. There are many unexplainable phenomena in this world, for sure!

  14. Neethu says:

    Awesome writing…👏👏👏

  15. 4963andypop says:

    Perhaps he is the next dali llama? This child clearly has some special gifts.

    A few suggestions: “gave way”instead of “gave away”, and instead of “how did he know”, use “how he knew.”

  16. Margaret says:

    Very mysterious. I like the change of voice at the end. The voice of reason?

  17. 4963andypop says:

    Reminds me of Shakespeare’s Hamlet quote:

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy”

    Well done!

  18. gahlearner says:

    Very intriguing. Science can’t explain everything, but it makes an effort and doesn’t rely on mere ‘belief’–so maybe one day these experiences can be explained.

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