Old woman

Old woman

A Story by Farhan Shaikh

In the evening, I was standing at the corner of a street with my friend talking about the things we deserve and need desperately in our life. It was difficult to listen to him with the noises of vehicles reverberating.
 The next moment, a hand touched my shoulder and I turned back to see. I saw an old woman, she was smiling at me holding a walking stick clutched in her wrinkled hands. 

'Can you help me in crossing the road? I want to go the other side", she kindly asked me breaking the fluency of tone in a low voice.
'Sure', I replied. 
I held her left hand and my friend was walking on her right side. It took several minutes to cross the road. 
'Take me to that bench', she said pointing her finger towards a bench in the corner .
'Where exactly do you want to go?' I asked her.
'Just take me there', she replied.

I took her at the bench and she sat. My friend and I were not moving as we wanted to help her in getting back to home.
'I have no one, I'm alone as all four of my children are dead. I just keep wandering and if someone offer me food I eat, but I don't request for food', she said with a smile on her face.
'I live there all alone', she pointed at a small building.
Just few minutes go, my friend and I were talking about the needs in our life, all that thoughts vanished after hearing that woman's words.

Both of us checked our pockets but we didn't have any money to offer her something to eat. We felt very bad for the old lady as we couldn't help her. 
She blessed both of us but we didn't do anything for her, I hope we find her again and be able to help her in any way possible. .

© 2017 Farhan Shaikh

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Awww, such a nice story. I hope she finds some purpose and meaning to life again.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

This story is short, but it leaves a great message and it really makes you stop and think about how good you have it in this life. This is a amazing piece!.. keep on writing.

Posted 2 Months Ago

It has imparted a great moral... So well written Farhan... Keep writing

Posted 2 Months Ago

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a story that makes you stop and think about what is actually important in life

Posted 2 Months Ago

As short as the piece is, you have portrayed the message really well: Always be willing to lend a hand for those in need. The world needs more people who were in this story. I REALLY LIKED the message which was written between the lines.


Posted 3 Months Ago

Good story sparkling with concern.
Thanks for sharing:)

Posted 3 Months Ago

tear drops.
ahh humanity ...
I wish money was never created.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Short but said it all, nice one.

Posted 3 Months Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

We are tested often. When we show concern for another. We did some good. I enjoyed the story and I liked the ending. She gave you a blessing. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing story.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Farhan Shaikh

4 Months Ago

Thanks for your precious time 😄
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4 Months Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
A very well made story. Time and effort must have been put very deep into each part of the story as it was written. I like it.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Farhan Shaikh

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much 😄

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26 Reviews
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Added on August 13, 2017
Last Updated on August 15, 2017


Farhan Shaikh
Farhan Shaikh

Mumbai, India

18, student. Slytherin. Earthling. I'm a kind of guy who never really fitted in this world. Follow me on Instagram @farhanshyk02 more..

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