I fumble in the shadows of the broken wall. The thick dust in the air did not help matters either. A sharp pain sears through my left leg and I realize that I am bleeding badly.
People were yelling, sirens were blaring. But there’s a constant drone in my ears that blanketed everything. The explosion seems to have almost deafened me.
I notice a smartphone on the floor; it’s screen is slightly shattered but when I unlock it, it comes to life as if nothing had happened. It opens up to an e-mail client. I suddenly remember the owner of this phone. It was that junior kid Jeremy, who sat on the table next to mine, sipping coffee.
He seemed to be in the middle of composing an email –
You must be wondering why I’m writing to you instead of just calling on the phone. I’m ashamed, mom, of everything that I didn’t do for you. I know I’m all you got, after dad died, but I never cared enough. I didn’t even visit you during Christmas.
Truth is, my grades aren’t so good and I have no hope of getting into a good college. I’m writing to tell you that I’m quitting this. But I’ll be fine, John found a marketing job for me in Delhi. I’m gonna make some money and will come home and take care of you. I’m really sor
I look around and spot the lifeless form of Jeremy. The coffee cup is still in his hand, but his head was crushed under the weight of the wall.
My mind didn’t think twice. I finish that last word for him and hit the ‘Send’ button.
Today’s Prompt: You stumble upon a random letter on the path.You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.
Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.