Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Pursuit of Rainbows and Silver linings (ShortStory)

It was a hot and dry afternoon when the construction workers decided to take a short break time to eat their meriendas but Caloy stayed in the building and realized that the hospital they've been constructing is about to get finished. He stayed for he wants to stare at this hospital they have been working for a couple of months, he always loved the place, he believes he was part of it and it has a special place in his heart because of this job, he was able to provide the needs of him and his wife, Paz.

Whenever Caloy passed this hospital, he enjoyed the view and reminisce the times he spent with his co-workers building the place, mixing the cement, elevating the walls, filling the walls with metal and cement, and the moments he spent with his friends. He always loved the place, he thinks its one of his wonderful creation... he's proud of it.

Paz is now 8 months pregnant,Caloy is jobless for almost 5 months meaning they have nothing to spare for their baby's delivery, but the two is so courageous and they've been trying to find work to have some money but it was never enough,

"I'm about to give birth to our baby" screamed Paz
Caloy rushed to Manang Tisay's place but the midwife is not around so he decided to go to the hospital they built.

after long rants and begging to the nurses and the doctors, they didn't entertain the couple instead they advised them to transfer to another hospital for they do not have enough money. Unfortunately, Paz already popped her water bag, though the hospital refused at first they still performed the operation. But it took a long time and the baby is already dead inside Paz, the couple was devastated.

The hospital Caloy loved the most suddenly turned out to be the place he hated, he was walking into the cloud of frustration and darkness, he's drunk. He went to the hospital and committed a bomb suicide. The hospital was now nothing but ash along with Caloy's cold and empty heart.

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