Moving on


“Dad, can we just camp at this place?”, the little boy tried asking again while they dismantled the tent. It was his first hike.
“No son, we can’t”
“But why? This is such a nice place, it is comfortable and I’ve been a good boy all along”
“That’s where you are wrong. You musn’t get too comfortable. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t stop no matter how difficult the next step is”
He didn’t understand. Left with no choice he followed his Dad.
Years later those same words helped him make up his mind for a life changing decision.
Word count: 100
This post is written in response to the above picture prompt at Friday Fictioneers.
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15 responses to “Moving on”

  1. Michael Wynn says:

    Good but hard education

  2. Great lessons will be learnt late many a times !!!

  3. Maliny Mohan says:

    Lessons need to be learnt along the way. Love the story, Reema 🙂

  4. kalaravi16 says:

    So relatable! Little things we hear in our childhood come back to us when we least expect them.

  5. ʞɐ says:

    Life’s lesson : Hard and harsh, but they are the necessary evil.

    Great post.

  6. Rajlakshmi says:

    As they say, parents know the best 🙂 nice write.

  7. A very useful lesson for the boy and for us too!

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