Times keep changing like a time in clockSam was known for his lively nature and smiling face. He was always cheerful and happy. He helped people as much as he could and always felt contented. But today he was feeling very depressed. He somehow wanted for the day to get over but he felt the day was longer than before. He did not want to live the moment but there was no option. He tried chatting with his friends to feel light and had is favorite food but nothing brightened his mood. He just wanted to scream and cry but he was afraid to do so for he always felt he becomes weak if he cries.
As he sat deep in thoughts, his friend Raghu came over to meet Sam. Being his childhood friend, he easily understood that there was something that was bothering Sam and confronted him. Sam broke into tears saying he didn't want to cry but could not control in front of him. His friend calmed him down and asked the reason for his sadness. Sam slowly started opening up to his friend. Sam said that he lost his job due to some layoff's in his company and his salary was on hold. The other company that he was selected had also not released the offer letter and were requesting time for some more days as discussion phase was still going on. Sam told that he was finding it difficult to manage the expenses and take care of his family as soon his saving also will be exhausted.
Sam's friend listened to him carefully and said let's go out at 9 pm and have a small party so that you feel light. Sam looked at the time on the wall clock and realized it had stopped working. Sam immediately changed a new cell in the clock. He checked the time on his phone which was 6:30 PM and he set the same time on the clock. As Sam placed the clock on the wall and got down, Raghu told this too shall pass and times keep changing. Even though you are stuck at one time now, this time will change and move forward and you will see good times. Sam felt relaxed after talking to his friend and got fresh hopes. They had a nice dinner party and he got back home. 2 days later, Sam received an email from the company he was selected and it contained offer letter. He even got his salary in Final settlement from his old company. Sam realized even if we are stuck at one particular time, it will change and move ahead like the way time started moving forward by using cell in the clock.
I have used Dhruba's entry "Wall clock and cell"
This is an entry to the photo challenge contest Photo challenge creative writing contest - Part 2