Friday Fictioneers: Life Decisions

chopsticksAhsan was at a fork in the road moment in his life where he had to decide whether to stay with his parents and continue his “job” fixing punctured tyres or try and get an education.

He had been “stealing” a few rupees from his salary to buy school books. He had taught himself to read and learnt some basic maths but now he needed to go to a formal school.

He stuffed his books and a few clothes in a bag and stood up decisively. He had no idea where he would go, but somehow he felt he would find a way.

This 100-word story has been written for Friday Fictioneers. For details see the link below:

31 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Life Decisions

  1. I’ve had those moments in life, where you don’t know where you’re going, but you sense a better life just beyond the edge of the rut you’re in. Actually, that’s where I am now. 🙂 I hope all the best for Ahsan.

  2. Zainab, Well-written and good story as usual. Good for Ahsan. I hope he’s able to succeed in getting an education and then in finding employment to use it. With that determination, he has a great chance of succeeding. Well done. 🙂 —Susan

  3. Great take on the prompt, Zainab. We have a joke in America (maybe you know it) where it is said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

    A couple of corrections. It is math, not “maths” and the word is spelled “tires” not “tyres” (you were respectably close, though!). Keep going! 🙂

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