A hard life

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“The boy must learn mother”.
“But he is so young”.
“You are never to young mother, you taught me that”.

The bakery was in full swing, in the corners, sacks of flour piled high, turned white with with flour dust. Below them Reyansh aged eight and indentured to Mr Acharya, wondered if the rat he had seen heading down the broken drain valued it’s freedom.

“Reyansh those puffs will not pack themselves”
“Yes master”

As nightfall arrived Reyansh climbed to the top layer of sacks and pushed his younger brother Sahil further back. That night Reyansh’s dreamed of this home, he saw his mother making pastry’s, and himself helping her. Until the day the kidnappers arrived.

Before dawn the boys dreams where disturbed by the foreman’s calling them to work. As Reyansh started packing more pastries, he saw the rat watching him for the drain. Soon yes soon thought Reyansh, me and my brother will escape, and return home.

“Reyansh those puffs will not pack themselves”
“Yes master”…

Michael Humphris.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Violet Lentz

    It is such a hard cold world for some poor people. Very nice write Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Violet. Sorry that I am not commenting much at the present time due to a bad cold

  2. H.R.R. Gorman

    Oooch, so dark for such a cute pastry! Gave a great link to Reyansh’s character and plight.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am glad you enjoyed it. Sorry that I am not commenting much at the present time, due to a bad cold

      1. H.R.R. Gorman

        Happens to the best of us! Get well soon!

        1. Michael Humphris

          Thank you, I will

  3. notestowomen

    I hope you feel better very soon. And I hope Reyansh gets his wish very soon too.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for your find comment

  4. Priceless Joy

    Such a sad tale! I hope he gets his freedom soon! Great story, Mike!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you PJ, it is kind of you to comment.

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