The routine


Today, I am going to present yet another of my microfics. You can find the link to some of my previous fics right below:-

Coming full circle

Divine Judgement

And.. Here we go!

The routine

Crossroads on a suburban street. Zebra crossing a street. Routine Life

Standing at crossroads, I was staring at a signboard guiding the tourists, the irony of the lack of one for the crossroad at which my life now stood striking me as it had never before.

The day had seemed like any other as I had strolled down the street thinking about nothing in particular, an activity which had been a part of my routine since time immemorial.

Well… just because it was routine didn’t necessarily mean that I despised it. Quite the contrary, in fact. For I had grown quite fond of those long and rather lonely walks.

Why, you ask?

Maybe because they offered me the solitude. The time and space to think. The illusion that my life had paused, atleast for a while. Until

Until it all ended, rather abruptly, when I reached home.

Word Count: 135

16 Comments Add yours

  1. justthegameoflife says:

    Dang, this spoke to me. I’m at a crossroads in my life too with no direction in sight.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you for your feedback pal! And I hope that you find your way out soon. Best of luck! 😊✌️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. dfolstad58 says:

    It may be what you intended but the abrupt ending seems so final.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      I did intend it that way…. Yet again, thank you so much for stopping by!

      Happy blogging! ✌️😁

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot! 😊

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  3. Rashi Singh says:

    Wow! We share a similar routine! Like when I come home from school, on the way to my building, I think of everything and nothing. I don’t know, it’s weird but I enjoy the walk. And nah, I haven’t ever been at the “crossroads” yet. And after reading posts like these, I get sort of scared of ever reaching that place in my life. Scared and curious.

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    1. Well, this walk is actually an intended hour long walk I take everyday in order to freshen up and also as a form of exercise… Yeah, I enjoy the walk too!

      And this post is something that struck me Right in the middle of one of my such walks! Although, even I haven’t been at a crossroad as final as the one of our protagonist…

      Yup. Life’s scary sis. But it’s also enjoyable! 😁✌️

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  4. I really like this!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much! 😊

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Anand Bose says:

    Very unique story with a hinge of existential philosophy. Anand Bose from Kerala

    Liked by 6 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      I’m glad you could appreciate the philosophy in it. That suggests that you are a very keen reader indeed!

      Thank you so much for your feedback! Stay tuned! 😁

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      1. Anand Bose says:

        Thank you so much Anand

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  6. tnkerr says:

    Take comfort in the routine
    Celebrate the variants
    I love the way you finished this piece.
    Setting my mind to wandering.

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  7. markbierman says:

    Some say routine is boring, but there are far worse things, far worse. Nicely said , here. 🙂

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