Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Paths to Death - R for Road

He was on a road trip, he was walking across india to raise awareness about education and other social issues.

Everyday he walked and walked some more. He started from the southern most city of Kanyakumari and was now passing through central India during the summer month of May. He was carrying an umbrella with him but still the hot weather was very hard on him.

He was walking on yet another hot day and he was all alone and his water supply had long ago finished and as far as he saw there was no hope for water. 

He was severely dehydrated and walking very slowly as he knew that if he stopped walking he would never reach the water to save his life.

But it was still only noon and there was a long day left and there were very few trees in sight to offer any respite from the angry sun. 

It had to happen and he tripped over a small stone on the road and hit it hard as he fell. The hot road burned his cheek and he cried in pain but could get up. 

Now his only hope for someone to come his way and take him to the hospital but the help arrived too late, by the time others found him he was long gone. 

My Entry for Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2014 - Letter R.

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