There ain’t no justice in the world!
He’d been up early, since the water tank had burst upon them. The water had come as a deluge. His normal waking time was around 5am to wash up and leave for work, cleaning up the city roads. It was half past 3 when the tank burst.
The family of 4 had been sleeping, looking forward to the festival in the morning. A devout hindu, Janamashtmi was on their list of celebration and “going out” days as a family. The water had come as a train through a tunnel, clearing all before it. it did not knock on any door. Just washed them out.
Luckily no one died. But that was little solace when he surveyed ground zero. It was a Sunday and no hope for getting money for the present. The government run bank that he’d saved in was closed for the day. He wandered off as sunlight crept over the horizon and thought about the time to come. He played with permutations and combinations in his head, hesitant to commit to any action.
Even prayers escaped his mind view right now!
There he stood on the road, wishing...