Wheels of Hope

‘Six months into 2019 and I cant wait anymore’, he mumbled. That day he was very busy since morning, busy cleaning and polishing the brand new bicycle.

She was returning home, after a long while and much longer wait. He had promised her a bicycle. She always dreamt of riding to the work on one. He knew her wish in detail. A black beauty with a cane basket and a front night lamp was what she had indicated, thousands of times whenever there was a mention of it.

After trying the placement of the bicycle, this way and that, at the front of house for 11th time, he gave up, saying, “Will I ever get the best angle to place it?”

He had bought it after saving every other penny over the last six months while she was away.

He heard the pulse wail of the ambulance nearing the lane of their house. He got up at once, rushing inside one last time. Emerging out, he stood in attention with his hands back, near the entrance wearing a broad smile.

The ambulance stopped and the attendants helped her out. Tears of joy descended on her rosy cheeks as she spotted him waiting.

He ran towards her and gave her a warm embrace. Few moments passed by without a word being uttered. The silence played the welcome song in the company of two beating hearts.

Loosening her grip, he stepped back, and held a close fist in front of her. Puzzled that she was, he nudged her to open his fist. She followed it and was surprised. There was a key with her name on the key chain. As she looked up, he had moved a bit, to left side and behind him stood a bicycle waiting for its rightful owner to ride it.

“How can I?”, she questioned with her voice chocking.

“You will, one day… I have started saving for it”, he assured her with confidence.

Pushing her wheelchair towards the wheels of hope, the bicycle, he said,” Natural or prosthetic, legs can push the paddle. Are you ready?”

She, a janitor at hospital, had lost her legs when the bridge that she was walking on, to return home from her night shift, had caved in under the weight of apathy of the civic officials.

Six months into 2019 and that day she had returned home after several months of hospitalization to put the shattered pieces of body and spirit together.


I received this tag from Mahathi and I am passing this on to Reema
24 bloggers have got together to celebrate six months of 2019 from June 17-19. In their own unique ways, they will share what the last six months mean to them. In these 24 posts, you will find a lot of joy and hope. Not to forget, some humor and stories too. So don’t forget to read these all and share some love.
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27 Comments

Ramya · June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

That’s an emotional tale, good one !

    Anagha Yatin · June 18, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Thanks Ramya.

magiceye · June 18, 2019 at 10:46 am

Poignant tale beautifully narrated.

    Anagha Yatin · June 18, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Thank you for visiting and appreciating.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · June 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

Missed your writings a lot… and you have come back with such a poignant tale !!!!!
Very nicely written.

    Anagha Yatin · June 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Thanks Jyotirmoy for this motivation. Feel obliged. I intend to keep up with writing from now on. Keeping fingers crossed for that 🙂

Corinne Rodrigues · June 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Truly a hope filled story, Anagha. Having him in her corner will do a lot to get back on track.

Lata Sunil · June 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Touching story..good.

Shalzzz · June 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Wow, now I didn’t see a fiction coming for this prompt. Beautifully written, Anagha. Such positive affirmations!

Unishta · June 18, 2019 at 5:04 pm

What a lovely story that was . Truly uplifting.

Balaka · June 18, 2019 at 8:11 pm

That is a beautiful story Anagha. Loved it.I think this is the first fiction I read so far in Zombie Blog Hop.

Aesha · June 19, 2019 at 10:12 am

That’s such an emotional tale but so inspiring as well. Missed reading your stories. I am glad the blog hop got me back to reading my favourite blogs as well.

Sunita Saldhana · June 19, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Nice way of turning the tragedy into hope.

Modern Gypsy · June 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm

So much hope in this story. With him in her corner, urging her on, I’m sure she will ride that cycle one day!

Parul Thakur · June 19, 2019 at 10:35 pm

Well done, Anagha! A story that was emotional and filled with hope and optimism. I loved how you started and ended it.

Parul Thakur · June 19, 2019 at 10:36 pm

Did you get my comment?

Apeksha Rao · June 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm

A very touching story that speaks volumes about love and determination.

Geethica · June 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm

Hope has the biggest power to heal and this passed on from a loved one doubles the pleasure. Very beautifully weaved, Anangha.

Shilpa Garg · June 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm

A poignant story that inspires hope too. Good one, Anagha!

Vinitha · June 21, 2019 at 1:38 am

This is a hope-filled story, Anagha. Beautiful! 🙂

writershilpa · June 21, 2019 at 2:09 pm

I had a huge lump in my throat as I read this touching tale, Anagha! Even as I type this comment, I am so emotional…but proud too for the human spirit that still continues fighting despite everything that goes wrong for no fault of theirs!
Brilliantly written, Anagha!

the bespectacled mother · June 21, 2019 at 3:59 pm

You can be always trusted with telling a beautiful tale filled with hope, Anagha. I can’t believe it has been a long time since I have ventured to your blog. Thanks to the Zombie Blog Hop.

Sajid Akhter · June 24, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Beautifully written and expressed. Thanks for sharing.

Natasha · June 26, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Warm, fuzzy, poignant yet filled with so much hope.

Love the bicycle shot. I love anything cycling. 🙂

Esha M Dutta · July 2, 2019 at 10:46 am

Visiting your blog after ages it seems, Anagha! I loved the image and the story even more! So poignant and so beautifully told, as only you can!

Abhisek Nayak · July 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Very inspiring. Loved the narration.

    Anagha Yatin · July 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks Abhishek.

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