The Anchor

As she ran the last leg of the relay, memories of the previous year were still fresh in her mind- the boos, the insults and those harsh words that the people had spoken about her. A drop of the baton had ruined all the hard work that she had done all those years. But she had her anchor, her best friend who had stood by her, encouraged and supported her, made her believe in herself and now just before the race could begin she got the news that her friend had died in an accident on her way to the stadium.The thought of quitting did strike her but she decided against it.She took it upon herself to win the race for her friend and as she anchored her team to victory, she looked up and said, “This one is for you!”.

This post is written for Lillie McFerrin Writes- Five Sentence Fiction-Anchor

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. monica malik says:

    A beautiful expression of friendship. Strength…pain and courage .
    Poignant….

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thanks for dropping by Monica πŸ™‚

  2. πŸ™ aww I can't even begin to imagine if I were to lose my best friend

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yeah! It is really difficult to imagine life without our best friends. Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Anupam Patra says:

    Splendidly composed five sentences Reema. Tells all, leaves nothing. A lovely story of friendship and the motivation gifted by it.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Anupam πŸ™‚

  4. Inspiring but sad too πŸ™ beautifully written , u have a wonderful acumen of imagination, hats off πŸ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Abhishek πŸ™‚

  5. A powerful message in this tale. Nice!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  6. Red Handed says:

    Now that is friendship personified…wat a beautiful one!!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Red πŸ™‚

  7. Good one in 5 sentences, Reema πŸ™‚ I'm sure her friend will be happy in heaven !

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yeah, hope so! Thank you πŸ™‚

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