Good morning friend,
FLASH FICTION: ANNA AND THE TRAIN
One woman, said her name is Anna. Anna would like to share what was her dream last night.
I am very sad, and I try to catch my money, but I could not do it, I failed.
There was another train behind my train, I try to jump to those trains. Lucky me, I got safely moved. Then I try to find a good chair for me to sit and relax. Having lost is painful.
Suddenly I stand up because boring and I try to walk around the running train. One lady gave some money, that is a lot, equal to my previous money that fallen down under my previous running train.
Then she said, “Hi young lady, I found your money flew to my running train. They flew and stop under my shoes, so here we go, this is your money. I return to you, I hope you are not sad anymore.”
My eyes were red. There is no dust or something come into my eyes. They just show the happiness. I could not say anything more. This is what I say to the kind, elegant, pretty and wonderful old lady in front of me.
“Madam, I feel deep impress and honor, so kind of you, thank you…thank you very much…., this is meaningful for me. I hope you have a nice and wonderful life, I did not know you before, but I feel close to you”.
Finally, Anna and the kind old lady was hug each other.
What we can learn from here is: in this modernization life, sometimes we found that Eastern cultures no more applied, such as, “thank you”, “sorry” and “help” in our daily life. Maybe those some people really busy with this hectic life. They are too busy to earn money, doing business, broken heart and maybe being shocked for what suddenly happen to them. That is why those busy people never said the three important words in Eastern culture. Just that some example.
This flash fiction was inspired by the story of my own friend, she found one iPhone in one of the restaurant, at that time she knew the owner and she had run to catch the owner. There is no thank you nor watch her face. He is just walking by.
Sometimes we do not need thanks you or more. What we need here is responsive and appreciated. That is all. In this life we stay together with human, not the solid things that are not alive.
Keep spirits on writing and studying English.
Please correct any mistakes in this flash fiction.
All the comments are appreciated, both in English as well as in Indonesia are WELCOME!
Thank you my friend. (CMIIW)