Maps To Peace

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Maps To Peace





Mercenary found some MAPS in that companion soldier's pocket who committed suicide during the battle due to unknown reasons when he was eradicating the enemies.
                                                                                                                                                                His death was intriguing so he traveled on that route to uncover secret of one of those non-confidential maps he found in the soldier's pocket as the place shown on it was unknown to him.

He reached to a meditation house situated on very high altitude where so many people were meditating.

He discovered that the soldier was squeamish at the sight of blood and violence and had joined
battle for the sake of his country.

He questioned himself, "Is it right to kill people,shed blood for money in such wars even when some soldiers are against it?"


This post is part of Three Word Wednesday ( mercenary,eradicate,squeamish ) and Five Sentence Fiction ( MAPS )

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vishalbheeroo
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August 17, 2014 at 6:49 PM delete

Thought-provoking. I often wonder on the futility of war and the sacrifice of the men and women on the border.

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thornealder
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August 17, 2014 at 7:38 PM delete

Very intriguing. I like the combination of two different prompts.

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thornealder
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August 17, 2014 at 7:41 PM delete

Well done. I like the way you combined the prompts - and the way the mercenary tracked down someone else's story. Reminds me a bit of _The Things They Carried_.

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Pawan Hegde
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August 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM delete

War is ugly, but at times, necessary. There can't always be a right and a wrong side. :)
Nice story

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Soumya
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August 19, 2014 at 6:22 PM delete

Oh yeah, very intriguing indeed.

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Anmol Rawat
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August 19, 2014 at 7:55 PM delete

All I can say is that the post is thought provoking. Well done !

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Anupat G
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August 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM delete

Nice take on the prompts.To save us our soldiers kill others...but not surely for money.Anyboy doing that is a demon can't call him a soldier.

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Kokila Gupta
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August 20, 2014 at 11:54 AM delete

Intriguing and poignant !

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Uma
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August 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM delete

wow..that was a profound thought woven beautifully with two prompts!

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Anita
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August 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM delete

Wonderful, Cifar! Relevant message. Great use of the prompts.

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August 29, 2014 at 12:49 PM delete

The ironies of suicide during war. Who will know why, but sometimes things can be so traumatic. Nice and thought provoking

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