Short Story: Home

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Here she was opening the door in the middle of the night: bereft of any wind, the leaves outside hung limp as the world between and around us turned dead silent. My mind was filled with thoughts and words of what to say:

I don’t know why I’m here. Heck, I don’t even know how I got here, my body has got a mind of its own lately. I was thinking about ‘home’, a place of familiarity where I could find warmth once more. For so long I’ve been so alone, I’ve been doing what was necessary to survive in this harsh life, I’ve been pushed around by “fate” and I’ve lost sight of what I wanted. I never knew the reason for my heart’s beating and it’s as if I have never loved all my life.

But I uttered none of them, instead, I packed all of them into two words I never thought I’d say, “Hey Mom,” my voice shook and my eyes were deluged in tears.

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She said nothing and then broke a smile. When she did, a lifetime of estranged feelings, everything obscure and foreign had lost their grasp on me, as she opened her arms and took me in her embrace, the warmth, the tenderness and her soft dry skin took me back to when I was five, when I had fallen off my bike and she had lifted me up as she brought me back home. Yet, just as I felt like I could fall asleep in her embrace, everything vanished.

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The house broke off piece by piece like shattered glass, the garden warped away as if it had been sucked into a black hole. My mother was blown away by the wind like dust, with her smile being the last to go; lingering a while before eventually vanishing into thin air. I was sucked out of that reality and into another as if a pleasant dream had abruptly come to an end and I was shocked into waking.

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