Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Entry #13

From Earth to Heaven
by Anil Sawan


Leya woke up to the disturbing sound of the alarm clock. Sigh! "I couldn't utter those words even today" she thought. She glanced at her right leg. "The wound is healing".

Sister Silvia was a patron of the orphanage. Leya was seven when Silvia had found her in the dustbin near the orphanage - another victim of child abuse.

The sweet heart she was, Leya soon became the soul of the orphanage. This place inspired her to smile, taught her to dream and helped her heal her wounds! She was a happy soul though missed her mamma. She hadn't seen her mamma till date. Every night she dreamt of a mansion and she sleeping in her mamma's lap, blissfully secure. She wanted to tell something to her mamma, but every day she woke up before she could!

Sister Silvia walked into her room. "Baby, wake up, dress smart. Some one is coming to see you." She rolled her hands through Leya's hair and smiled at her wonder. "Your dream might just come true" she said. She hugged her. Her eyes were wet!

Leya opened her eyes when the car came to a stop. She looked out and saw a beautiful mansion. She pinched herself for reassurance. She held the hands which pampered her, looked into the eyes and spoke "Mamma, I missed you so much. Please hold me tight and be with me always". A tear rolled out, but the happiness in her eyes knew no bound!

23 comments:

Lena said...

one really very touching story :)
Keep writing :)

peggy said...

this could be longer, so many things unsaid. Very nice.

laughingwolf said...

very touching, anil :)

Geraldine said...

Very touching indeed! Lovely.

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K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Really wonderful - reminds me of H.C. Anderson tales.

Ruinwen said...

A very heartwarming tale. :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Dreams do come true :)

Nice attempt buddy!

Sarah Hina said...

A very positive, life-affirming tale, Anil. I'm glad Leya got all that her sweet heart desired. :)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Sweet!

sawan said...

Thanks a lot to all. Your words of appreciation was quite an inspiration. love you all.

BernardL said...

The child's voice is so distinct in this from the very start. Nicely done.

JaneyV said...

Heartwarming and lovely Anil. I love a happy ending.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Nice way to use the prompt to give us an uplifting story. I'm not sure I could do that, especially in my line of work. Perhaps next time I'll try it.

sawan said...

Bernard, Janey, JR, thnx a lot for your words. they mean a lot to me. thnx once again.

Senorita said...

very beautiful tale...cheers...

RiverSoul said...

Beautiful one.
Loved the style of writing.
:)

Best of luck.
:)

Scrawler said...

Good Luck :-)

Catvibe said...

Beautiful and touching Sawan. And thank you also for your comment on my piece, much appreciated.

sawan said...

Sen, Sid, Scrawler, catvibe, thnx everyone for your words of inspiration. really appreciate it all!

Margaret said...

A very touching, heart-warming tale you wrote here Sawan.
Good to know that dreams CAN come true and Leya reached her Heaven.

I felt like putting my hand out to wipe her tear away...

bluesugarpoet said...

Very sweet end to a tragic beginning!

Nicely crafted. :)

jana

sawan said...

Margaret, i am sure Leya would be thankful to you :)

jana, thanks a lot for your kind words :)

jason evans said...

Thanks for being a wonderful part of the contest!