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Gods stood there, their ivory eyes watching in silence.
Men butchered men, all crying out in their name.
Was religion greater than humanity?
Set against the heavily tensed atmosphere of a religiously diverse area, "Across the Line" tells the story of two small boys whose lives are tossed into a sea of unrest and violence. A story about how children were left exposed to the monstrosity of men, and how they lost their innocence along their loved ones. Caught up in a bloodied frenzy of men's fanaticism, witness this journey which left the boy scarred for life.
|Estimated Reading Time||30 min|
|Published On||24 Nov 2017|
Nov 15, 2017
This is a well-written piece depicting the gloomy history of partition. Blood-shed orchesterad on the notes of religion has no justification as described in this short story. The emotions are well described. The prose is easy and absorbable. I would recommend this.
Feb 13, 2017
Salam finally I read 1st story of the competition. Across the line well written good job abhirundas. The thing I like most about his writing is his flow and in this story,the simple narration make me speechless. I am blessed to be a part of this meraqissa and enjoy these writers. Insha-Allah I write detail review on your story.Thanks
Jan 16, 2017
A tale of two friends. One with a fate unknown. Well expressed and written. A recommendable read.
Jan 16, 2017
Brilliant piece of art. Highly recommended.
Jan 15, 2017
Very emotive story of a child's experience of something he should never experience. I liked the detail very much in the story except for one thing. As an American, I may lack the context to understand the nature of the conflict between the communities beyond "My God is bigger than your God.", but that it overshadows the boys' lives is self-evident. Our inability to act as adults scars our children.
A splendid story and a cautionary tale of the consequences of how we deal with our conflicts.
Jan 10, 2017
Had been my most favorite since the beginning. Loved the poem at the closing scene <3