Alastair’s Photo Fiction – Ruslan’s Timetable

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“Monday evening – Read up your biology from four to five. Chemistry lessons from five to six. Learn Physics from six to seven. Just spend half an hour each on English and Maths, since you are so good at these subjects. If you strictly follow these, you will be a class topper.”
Ruslan sighed, thankful that his father had missed the weekends. Just then, his father wrote the weekend timetable and circled them.
A few weeks later, his father breathed these last words before he passed away, “Study. Your future…” The next day, a tearful Ruslan and his mother were evacuated from the house by creditors.
Fifteen years later, Ruslan returned to his house. “Hurry up”, his boss shouted at him. The timetable was still there in the table, though the markings were faded. His father’s hollow voice rang in his ears.  “Your future..”
Ruslan took his carpentry tools and slowly followed his boss.
This was written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction.
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20 thoughts on “Alastair’s Photo Fiction – Ruslan’s Timetable

    • That is very true. But, he probably feels sad that he didn’t fulfill his father’s desire..though he can’t help it. Thank you, Mr Alagan, and wish you a great New Year

  1. Once again you tell a simple tale with such style that AnElephant identifies strongly with your character. And once again he is left with a dull ache inside, at what might have been. Excellent writing.

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