10.30.2012 | 21:34

Dilemma in District One

The train started to accelerate. We moved through a dark patch off to a wide river when I was temporarily isolated from reality. Finally, I am to leave District Two.

After heaving a sigh of relief (and numerous metal fences) we've reached District One. There is nothing remarkable in this place: The yellow and blue colors present in the city's square are the same hues that flood the eyes. I asked my sister if she brought the things on my list. She nodded while prodding her small bag.

I saw the bread inside her leather case but I resisted the urge to take it. The day is surely going to be long and we do not want to die of starvation in an unfamiliar place. Water sufficed, though it has to be used properly, too. Ahead of us is a stretchy journey than what we might have expected.

I closed my eyes. I felt the soft breeze brush my face and take my worries away.

We have the complete requirements, like proofs of residency and identification cards. Surely, the elections officer will permit our transfer.

That was what transpired, thank goodness.


PS: I hope I fooled a few of you to think that this was a vignette with The Hunger Games in mind. LOL

16 comments:

  1. Sino ba peg mo dito, brother. Si Katniss o si Peeta? Haha

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    1. Syempre si Katniss! Wala namang sister si Peeta! haha

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  2. success sis, you did fool me! nice one as always :)

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    1. Wow, glad to hear that sis. Thanks a bunch!

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  3. Hahaha, almost. But glad I was able to grasp the gist of it. And i hope that bread has been eaten na now!

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    1. Of course it was! I made a reference to bread na lang because it was common in The Hunger Games but what my sister really had is packed lunch. :)

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  4. haha yeah suddenly with your terms i feels like hunger games haha

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  5. You write really well Joe. I think I've told you about this before, but I don't think you took it seriously. But seriously, you have this subtle style I admire most, almost envious. Give us more of it. There's scarcity with read-worthy blog nowadays.

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    1. Wow. Thanks buddy. However, with work eating up most of my time, I can't concoct literary chemicals for the blogosphere at will anymore. I got many things in the drafts though, things that might make me shameful had I published them. All the same, I think there is a certain responsibility once you let those posts out for everyone. Might as well keep them... for now.

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    1. Your comment is so in-your-face, it's like I've heard you telling me personally, "IKAW NA!". Ganyan. Hahah

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  7. Another victim here, joe

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  8. I was just reading Hunger Games! I love!

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  9. Fooled me, Hunger Games fan here.

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  10. Wow. You got me for a moment there brother. I thought I was reading The Hunger Games. You have an affair with words... oh. Write a novel. Write a novel now.

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so... what's your take on it?

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