In the line of duty

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

“I watched the vultures looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured”

These merciless clouds of death had already devoured my friends and now in this lifeless desert, I’m all alone. My vision is getting blurred and it’s hard for me to keep my eyes open.

I can see their bald heads and red eyes, they are getting closer. Oh my people! Remain witness to the fact that I’m not a traitor, I’m a patriot, I’m not a lawbreaker but I respect law.

I’m an ordinary person who has assigned some special duties. Remember, I’m a journalist who has embraced martyrdom in the line of duty.

Despite all the advancements, there are still some areas in the world which are considered dangerous for journalists. 


This post is a response to Mondays Finish the Story. We are provided with an opening line and we’re supposed to write a story between 100-150 words.

25 thoughts on “In the line of duty

    1. Thank you Maria, I feel happy that you like this idea of writing.
      Some areas in Pakistan are really dangerous for journalists but media personals are brave here. This story is inspired by a real incident.

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    1. Thank you Ameena for your nice words of encouragement. I wrote this piece sometime ago. The inspiration came from a real life event when a renowned journalist in my country was attacked.

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        1. It’s been a while that a renowned journalist of my country was attacked. It was a shocking incident and I expressed my feelings through words. The prompt reminds me of my early piece of writing.

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