Short Story: Home

Dimuat di thejakartapost Edisi Monday, 02 October 2017
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“Isn’t it about time you came home?”

The last question opened the door to thoughts I had locked up for a long time and they started arresting me as if a floodgate had suddenly been opened, and all of them revolved around one question: Where is home?

This was the one question I feared the most, because I had no idea where that was. That scared me. The unknown had always scared me, a frontier I am to explore with my own thoughts unnerves me beyond measures. How is it that someone doesn’t even have a home? I let out a little chuckle as I pitied myself.

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Suddenly I realized that I had been so fixated on this strange occurrence and wild thoughts that I hadn’t been paying attention to the road; I hadn’t realized that I had somehow stopped driving, I found myself parked in front of a white house, where the garden decorated its front as if guarding the doorstep.

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Lilies and roses surrounded the path and decorated the garden while ivy and ferns grew through the crevices of the seemingly old stone path, which led directly to the elegant structure. The house loomed large, flanked by lush trees crowned in crimson leaves, as the autumn wind swayed them gently, making them rustle along with the silent hum of the night.

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