The Patriot #FridayFotoFiction


I had humble beginnings. Though I doubted whether I had the right to dream, something in me said I could.

Never did I yearn for luxuries like the penury stricken people around me.

Driven, I had a mission as steadfast as a shining star.

India was my motherland and since the day I studied in those history books as to how hard earned this freedom was, sitting in that dilapidated classroom, something in me stirred.

Alas, I was the son of a poor man who had all but a boat to earn his livelihood from.


Nevertheless, the patriotic vein in me made me set atop my tiny boat the flag which unfurled when I swayed the boat in those calm waters.

In my heart was engraved the name of my motherland and my humble origins did not deter me from being the Patriot as I was commissioned in the Army.

(150 words)


I am taking part in the #FridayFotoFiction – Weekly Flash Fiction Writing Challenge hosted byTina and Mayuri



About Meha Sharma

Dreamer,Writer,Mother,Fauji wife...all while striving to overcome something called 'Procrastination' :) I dabble in writing and write for @huffpostindia, @womensweb , @mycity4kids. I worked as a Business Analyst in an elite IT firm and as a professor in management colleges. Having earned an MBA degree in Human Resource Management and an MA degree in English Literature, I now pass on my wisdom to management students. To keep my sanity while striving to be a 'decent' mom to my ever inquisitive daughter, I tell myself, what Winnie the Pooh says,"My favourite day is today" :)
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12 Responses to The Patriot #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    That reflected the true spirt of a patriot, well done Meha!

  2. Loved the feelings your words evoked, Meha. Well written!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  3. Anagha Yatin says:

    Chest swelled with pride while reading this tale Meha! Kudos to the power of your narration.
    Coincidentally, we both had a patriotic flavour in our stories this time.

  4. Tina Basu says:

    Lovely Meha, these are the true spirit. Thanks for participating in #FridayFotoFiction.

  5. Alice Gerard says:

    Great story. I got a lot of feeling from it. Your character’s passion and patriotism is very pleasant to read.

  6. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Love for the country dwells in a true Patriot’s heart, which comes across in every little selfless act. Very well done, Meha!

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