It’s September 19, and I am on my way home.
“I’ll be back before October, Dad, so eat your meals and take your medicine.” Those were the last words I remember telling my father.
This morning, I hurriedly finished my exam, went to my dorm room, packed my things, and rushed to the terminal to catch the last bus. I smile to myself as I stare out the road going home; my family would glad that I’d be home before October.
They have waited long enough for my return. Now, I’ll be home; we can all schedule my father’s interment.
Note: This is my very first 100-word story and was actually my entry for the Reader’s Digest Asia‘s 100-Word Story contest last 2012. However, I was not able to upload it as the contest requires exclusive privacy. But since the winners have been announced—and yeah, I was not able to enter the top three—I can now publish it on my blog.
My entry, along with the other non-winning ones are collected and can be read on 500 Stories: 100-Word Stories from Reader’s Digest Competition that is now on its preorder state.
You can read the winning entries here.