The way back home

Written for another round of Friday Fictioneers fiction. Many of the contributions for this week were quite sad in nature, so i dared to differ. Hope it will be a pleasant experience reading it. 🙂


The walk uphill rendered them nearly breathless. Breathing in lungful of air, he declared – “3.23 km in 47 minutes!”

“Look how happy our home stands when viewed from here.” The lump in her throat was slowly appearing in her eyes as she pointed to their home from the top of the hill.

His frail body had taken the last chemotherapy session this morning. He knew what her statement implied.

Holding her hand and swiftly brushing it with his thumb he said – “Doc says cancer’s gone!”

Words appeared and disappeared in silence.

From the distance, two silhouettes appeared to slowly merge into one.




copyright Björn Rudberg
copyright Björn Rudberg

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