Friday 11 April 2014

A to Z Random Post # 10 - Just another day !

Fr. Paul made the Sign of the Cross and moved back, having finished the prayers.

All of us present had thrown down  ‘fistfuls of dirt’ on the coffin.

Now  I could get back to my job of covering the coffin with the soil and filling the grave.

I shoved in the soil from the sides of the grave and filled it perfectly , levelled the soil with  my shovel and arranged some flowers on top of it.

Ah ! Well done,  my job !!

 a fresh grave

Before closing the gates of the cemetery,  I bade a final goodbye to my father who had just left me.


Linking this to A toZ 2014 and the Ultimate Blogging Challenge.


  1. job or not, its always difficult wen d person is someone close to our heart!

  2. We see people mostly through the eyes of the work they do....but often forget that they have a heart too....

  3. I can picture you arranging the soil on the sides of the coffin.

  4. How sad that he had to cover the coffin of someone dear to him. Lovely story.

  5. O my, what that one last line at the end does to the reader! Quite a powerful impact. Very nicely done, Sreeja!

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  6. twisted again this time with a deep emotional one! Great post...Was reminded of my own dad for a while...

  7. that deeply touched my heart....and u made such an important point too.....beautiful!

  8. Good storyline, but highly unlikely scenario!

  9. Aah! Feel sad for him but it's all in a day's work! :|

  10. That last line, Sreeja!! Gave me goosebumps!!!! Nice story again....
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  11. Emotional, powerful. Lots of memories as well.

    Carol @ Battered Hope

  12. Touching post! It would be really heartbreaking for him to do this job from now on.


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