Time for a Walk

Time for a Walk : A Lengthy Short Story

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Once upon a time there is a girl and a guy, hence The Girl and The Guy, living in the happening city of KL, Malaysia. They are two young blooded youths working for the Youth Section of the nation's new English daily newspaper, The Moon. She is a reporter and he is a photographer. In most ways they are polar opposites in physiques, personalities and styles. The bottom line is, without giving much away: she is the Day and he is the Night. But they share one known thing in common: tardiness. After taking the last straw of their late arrival to work, The Boss, their boss on The Moon, decides to give them a unique punishment: They are to walk all the way together to a fellow colleague, the old-fashioned and of ill health Biweekly travel columnist's house to pick up her latest handwritten column and then walk back to The Moon with it to deliver it in-all in 1 1/2 hours time. If they fail to succeed in this deceivingly simple task, they will then be fired. This is to teach them a lesson on their lack of paid attention to the time. Little did The Boss know that such a lesson meant to be taught would inadvertently be learned literally. Our heroine and hero would unexpectedly engage themselves in a conversation about Time, itself. We follow their progress through the city of KL as they tackle together this deceivingly simple subject, coming to the realization of the obvious that was there all along but never before appreciated altogether. This is not a story meant to literally teach you about Time by this humbled writer. This is not a revelation. This is merely a story following these two characters' in their every progress and discovery at this point of their life, and how we in such a way become the silent unseen witness of this event. What would be witnessed are the progress of their discovering their knowledge of Time; the progress of their blossoming unforeseen friendship; their discovery of each other they had once before misconstrued; and the literal progress of their walk to their stops and destinations. Simply put, it is a story of a journey. "That day," as our heroine would refer, is told in narrative form, mostly in The Girl's perspective and it takes place in the year 2007-not for any special intention but for the simple reason that it was the year this writer had written this story in. It was initially an essay assignment done at the age of eighteen but it turned out to be a longer-than-most short story instead.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.32mm | 154.22g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514667029
  • 9781514667026