Flash Fiction

55 Fiction: Blind Faith



‘Don’t worry,’ they’d said. ‘What you don’t know won’t hurt you.’

She’d trusted them and allowed them to pack her bags.

She sits now in the Bali airport cell, flanked by two guards and bags of methamphetamine worth over a million dollars.

‘I’m seventeen,’ she says. ‘I don’t know anything. My parents packed my bags.’


(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (2 August 2016)

This has been written for Day 2 of the BarAThon Challenge at Blog-a-rhythm


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  • Lata Sunil
    2 August 2016 at 3:06 pm

    That must be so scary for the young girl. Hope the parents did not have anything to do with it.

  • upasna
    2 August 2016 at 6:19 pm

    OMG, its scary Sanch. How would she be feeling? Was she really innocent or just trying to hide the truth?
    Nice take on the prompt but does the story has an end? Just curious.
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  • Beat About the Book
    2 August 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Was it the parents who did it thinking she would’t be caught? How terrible that is!
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  • Anshul Taran
    2 August 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Oops.. few lines, big story, great emotions.
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  • Sid
    2 August 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Sigh! The way things end up, huh!
    Wonder if her parents really did something…nice one, Sanch.
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  • Shilpa Gupte
    2 August 2016 at 9:28 pm

    That is so horrible! Whom do we trust in, if not our parents?

  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    2 August 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Sadly this is probably a true story too. There have been plenty of instances where people were unaware of the stuff in their own luggage.
    The parental factor just adds the final twist of the knife.
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  • Sunaina Bhatia
    2 August 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Broken trust, ignorance, blind faith – short and powerful tale
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  • Saumy Nagayach
    3 August 2016 at 1:12 am

    Such a wonderful story …short and crisp.. message, beautifully delivered! 🙂

  • Inderpreet Uppal
    3 August 2016 at 4:40 am

    Gosh!! What a sad thing to do!! Mean as well. Poor girl.
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  • Aditi Kaushiva
    3 August 2016 at 6:16 am

    Oh no! That was quite unfortunate.

    Quite an impact in just a few words. Loved it!
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  • Rajlakshmi
    3 August 2016 at 11:33 am

    That’s terrible… she will never trust anyone again. Well written

  • Shantala
    3 August 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I want to believe the parents were innocent, but I don’t really believe that.
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  • Anamika Agnihotri
    3 August 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Who could think it could be the parents? Well written, Sanch, as always. Few words but a lot of sense.
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  • Eloquent Mind
    3 August 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Oh my ! That’s so scary! I feel worried for her. How can her own parents do that to her ? 🙁

  • Mithila Menezes @fabulus1710
    3 August 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Damn. Blind trust in someone can be scary!
    Or maybe the parents themselves didn’t know what they were signing up for?
    This story has a lot of impact, Sanch. Keep them coming!
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