"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Abandoned

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As the Communists were hunting them, Mihai, Ion and David decided to hide deep inside this forest, and so they became the only group of the resisance that ever managed to remain hidden and not detected for several years. The three of them, even though they had families, wives, children, had decided to never allow a soul know where their den was, after seeing how many times, despite all love, wives, mothers or children ended up by giving crucial information to the Political Police, sacrificing their own beloved without even knowing it while thinking that food or clothes or medicines will be sent to them.
By the news that the Communism was over and Ceausescu was dead the three men were absolutely reduced to silence,  happy,  finally free to return to their families and society but not knowing what a life in freedom ever could be.

They have left the den with a trembling soul though: a part of their life was left there and nobody could ever know what moments or feelings they have lived in that small chamber digged underground with bare hands in a winter’s night.
Sometimes they return to this place just to find again a part of their lost soul, as what for others looks abandoned will always mean only one thing for them : life .

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220 words

memyselfandela, 2013

this is my entry for the Five Sentence Fiction Challenge

7 responses

  1. A very powerful story!

    February 24, 2013 at 23:16

  2. cool story and a real nice rustic structure

    February 24, 2013 at 23:38

    • Thank you my friend

      February 27, 2013 at 14:18

  3. Sisyphus47

    Gripping, well done! 😉

    February 25, 2013 at 13:28

    • Thank you my friend

      February 27, 2013 at 14:17

  4. I love the message I got reading this. Hope for salvation can never be allowed to die. For if it did, the heroes of your story would not have been around to talk about it.

    February 25, 2013 at 20:14

    • Thank you

      February 27, 2013 at 14:16

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