A revelation

‘Anwar…Faiz… slow down , will you ? Its difficult for your old mother to keep pace ‘ .

‘Sorry, mother ,  the boys aged 8 and 10, answer in unison’.

The demands of work and family  had made long walks a rare occurrence for Farzana .

However, she  had promised to show something beautiful to her boys and reveal a precious part of her, hitherto unknown to them .

‘Its on the other side of the stony stairs’, Farzana announces enthusiastically .

They run through the stairs and find an aloof Buddhist temple on descending . The golden sleeping Buddha fills them with calm and the holy chant elevates them.

‘I am a Buddhist by birth . I adopted Christianity in school . And, now I follow Islam because I find the  answers to  many of my spiritual  questions hidden  in the Holy texts of Islam. Remember, religion is just  a medium to know yourself better, a medium of self-expression. Make no more of it ‘, Farzana says  affectionately,  holding their young hands.

They hear the welcome chimes from  the shining Cathedral , situated only a short distance away.

Word count- 175

Written for flash fiction for aspiring writers, based on this week’s photo prompt . Thanks to priceless joy for hosting the challenge.

This week’s photo prompt is provided by J.S. Brand. Thank you J.S. for our photo prompt!




21 thoughts on “A revelation

  1. Another gem. Love the positivity that exudes from your beautifully written posts, Moon.
    This story truly resonated with me. I was born a Hindu, practised Christianity at school/college and now a practising Buddhist for life. More power to your pen.

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