Wednesday, 20 February 2013

VisDare: Listening

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. 

~Jean de La Fontaine 

As the monorail shuddered and thundered toward its destination, Ryan contemplated the step he had taken. For twenty four years Ryan's father had been a mythical creature, existing only in the scant stories that were prized out of his mother. For twenty four years, Ryan had spent his waking moments hating his father, hate so strong and pure that he was convinced it would be his hand that would end the old man's devilish life. And now just as he was ready to move on, just as he had cropped out the existence of his father from his world, he had returned. 
In what moment of stupidity he had agreed to meet his nemesis, he was unsure. But one thing was certain, he was going to end it tonight. Drowned in his thoughts he didn't notice the canine that trotted over to him until it had its paws on his laps and it's large black eyes transfixed on his. He petted the ownerless dog absentmindedly.
"Someone threw you out too." he whispered to his four legged companion. "Someone you loved betrayed you. Left you here in this moving piece of machinery without a second thought."
The dog looked on wagging its tail.
"That's the rule of life mate. The ones you give your heart to, are the ones to rip it to shreds."

This part of Ryan's story is set in flashback. So technically it would make chapter one of the story. To read more visit his page. Comments and feedback welcome!


  1. Nice scene, Sania. I hope things work out better than he's expecting.

  2. Yes I do to.. Nice piece Sharry..x

  3. Enjoyed this and I'm intrigued, so will have to go and read the rest of Ryan's story. Will he take the dog home?

    1. I don't know yet. Guess we'll have to wait for next week! :)

  4. Interesting, but sorry, I am a wee bit confused about it being a canine and not a feline? Perhaps I need to read Ryan's story or am I having a 'moment' here :-( I did like "That's the rule of life mate" rounding off but leaves us wanting more with this story. :-)

    1. Haha I was hoping no one would notice. The thing is, for some reason, I thought the animal in the pic was a dog and it wasn't until after I posted the story that I realized the 'cat'-astrophic error.
      That and i'd choose dogs over cats anytime. ;p

      Glad you enjoyed Ryan's story! :)

  5. LOL! I won't begrudge you substituting the's a nice touch, actually, especially considering what Ryan is going through. A totally different symbol. And of course, my fantasy/sci-fi brain wonders if, in finding the dog, Ryan HAS found his father....directly or indirectly remains to be seen. Great entry!!!


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