Fiction: Entrance

 

Five Sentence Fiction – Entrance

This week’s word: ENTRANCE

Lillie McFerrin Writes

There she was driving speedily to reach her destination, unexpectedly she found herself staring at this winding road with mountains on both sides, why didn’t her father tell her about this entrance leading to where she didn’t know.

How long is this road, she wondered , she may not make it to her interview on time, it was important if she was interested to get registered to study law, she kept driving, finally she saw,  what looked like an unpaved road ,  what could she do, there was no choice but to go on, she checked her watch, she had an hour to reach the university gates, ten minutes had gone by,what she saw ahead of her completely mesmerized her.

About a dozen little girls  in colorful  dresses were carrying placards, which said ,”No thoroughfare”, how can it be, there must be a way to keep going, one little girl ran up to her and said,” I’m sorry miss but you  cannot go any further.”

Natalie felt sick, she won’t be able to make it on time, which means she’d have to reapply the following year, what a waste she murmurred, a man appeared from nowhere right in front of her, he said, “Nothings a waste dear I’ll take you come along with me, do not be afraid, I got word from your Dad to take you to your school, hop in you’ll be there in record time.”

Natalie was desperate, she boarded the three- wheeler, the vehicle made a roaring sound, before she knew what was happening she found herself in the ‘Entrance Hall’ the guide in front yelled , ‘No time to think Miss, this way please!”

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: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/fiction-entrance/

 

 

DP Daily Prompt: Something So Strong

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My best friend Mini was born and raised in Kolkata. She completed her undergraduate degree from kolkata university. Her parents sent her to Dhaka,Bangladesh for further studies. She took admission in Dhaka university to study M.A in History. She dropped a year because she felt she was not ready to do her exam. She registered again hoping to do better.

Fresh from completing my under graduate degree I registered in Dhaka university to study History. This is where I met her. She came from a wealthy family, which is why I kept my distance. I had a preconceived notion that rich young people are too conceited to make friends with ones who are not as wealthy as them. I kept that firm belief and was not eager to extend my hand in friendship.

I was in my own world studying, going to the library taking notes, coming back in the residence to read my notes. Mini never showed any enthusiasm to study. She was my classmate,I was happy to leave it at that.

One day out of the blue moon she asked me if she could go to the library with me. I agreed ,she came along with me, I did what I always do, took out some of the books to read and write my notes. I opened one of my books, she stopped me in the middle,she said she had something to discuss with me.

I was curious, I stopped and asked her to go ahead. The words that came out of her mouth surprised me. She said she and my other classmate were talking about me, she said, “Why is this girl so proud, who does she think she is?”

In reply I said,”What made you think I am conceited?”

She came to this conclusion because I hardly spoke. “I am always  quiet in the middle of strangers, I am shy and most of the time I have nothing to say.”

I don’t know if this information about me was enough for her to know I am quiet if I don’t know a person.

As the days and months were passing by we talked more to each other and became friends. She finally told me why she chose to stay in the residence.

She fell in love with a Prof.in the university, her older sister was not supportive, mainly because the guy was not trustworthy. Mini moved out of her sister’s house to the residence so she could see the Prof. Here she was uncomfortable knowing some of the girls open other students’ mail. She asked me if that were the case. I had no idea I hardly got any mail except when my brother sent me my tuition fees.

Mini was concerned, I asked her was there anyone she knew where her mail would come could be delivered, she said she had a friend whose younger sister was a student in the university. It worked out fine.

Mini became my best friend, she took me to her sisters’ homes, her family knew me and liked me. I went to study B.ed., in a different university, while I was away her relationship with the  Prof. ended. She was miserable for a while.

She found a very nice man, whom she  married. I attended her wedding. She was very helpful to me she always sent her driver to pick me up if I needed to go somewhere.

Although we do not write to each other, we continue to be good friends. Yes our friendship is solid,we understand each other and will stay that way no matter how far away we live from each other!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/prompt-something-so-strong/