A Symbol of Hope
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 January 2016
Amira and her family escaped when rebels overran their village. After waiting for years in a refugee camp, they finally became eligible for resettlement.
“The dog stays,” the man-in-charge said as the family was boarding the chartered flight to freedom.
“Mama!” Little Amira cried, begging her mother to intervene for her beloved pet. But it was of no use.
“Please take care of Hamal until I return,” the grieving Amira said to a fellow refugee.
For a long time, Hamal waited. The dog never lost hope until he died.
Hamal eventually became a symbol of hope for those left behind.