The Journey - A Short Story

      Harnam Shunkumar
The Journey - A Short Story

Mourning the death of his father and tormented by the politics of the land, Shami realizes that he will do what needs to be done: for the sake of his future and that of his family's. Driven into poverty and an uncertain future in his childhood, he daringly enters a world of political activism. He could face the wrath of the state security police. The enemy is powerful and serve their own justice.Mourning the death of his father, and tormented by the politics of the land, young Shami is certain of one thing: he will do what needs to be done - for the sake of his future and that of his family's. As his family faces an uncertain future, and is plunged into a cruel world of poverty and suffering during his childhood years, he not only joins the working world but he daringly becomes politically active. Under the political regime of the time, he could face political persecution and the wrath of the state security police for engaging in political activism. He is overly protective of his mother and is aware of the sacrifices that she has to make for the sake of their fragile family and for their fellow countrymen. They have to fight a formidable enemy - one that's intent on protecting their way of life and will go to extremes to preserve what they believe is their right. The enemy is powerful, and they have the resources to tackle any threat the activists may pose. They believe in their own brand of justice. They have no time for arrests and court cases and other long-drawn out processes of the law. Shami forms a compelling and dynamic alliance with other activists, because their enemy is not an adversary to take on alone.

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