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 responses to “The Anchor”

  1. monica malik says:

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

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

  3. Anupam Patra says:

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

  4. Inspiring but sad too 🙁 beautifully written , u have a wonderful acumen of imagination, hats off 🙂

  5. A powerful message in this tale. Nice!

  6. Red Handed says:

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

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

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