Staying Close


Week of June 13, 2017

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“I’m sorry ma’am, you’re not allowed inside”, said the guard at the hostel gate of one of the most prestigious college of the states.

“I guess this is it.”, said Rory to his mother.

“Are you sure you have everything you need?”, said Martha.

Rory knew that his mother can start crying any minute now. “I’m sure. Also, it’s just 20 minutes drive from home.”

“Yes, but it’s your first time away from home.” She was more nervous than Rory.

“I know mom, but this college is great”

“Yes, it is, isn’t it? But you wanted to go to the other one right? The one which is far away?”

“Yeah but this one is just as good. Anyway, they rejected me so, no chance there.”

“Their loss,” Martha said with tears in her eyes. She kissed his forehead and they bid farewell.

Little did she know that Rory got in the other college too but declined the admission, to stay close to his family. He does not regret his decision at all.

(172 words)

13 thoughts on “Staying Close

  1. Awww so sweet! Rory wanted to stay close to his mother. She is having a hard time letting him go. Great story Shivam!

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    1. Thanks! I had my mother in my mind when I was writing this. I remember how sad (and happy) she was when I was leaving for college.


      1. Being able to use realty as a footing in our stories makes them so much better!

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  2. michael1148humphris June 13, 2017 — 9:51 pm

    Now I am wondering what Rory wants from Mum.

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    1. Hehe. Well I thought he also wanted to stay close to his family. But now coz you said it, I am thinking he could also have other reasons. Maybe a girlfriend in the same townπŸ˜…

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  3. and Rory is such a sweet child. usually kids want to go away far from home. but this kid is different.

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  4. A good son. Lucky Mom.


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