Type to search

A Murderous Adventure: No Rest For the Weary

A Murderous Adventure: No Rest For the Weary

Wu Doo
Share

The following is a work of fiction.

I think I reached my breaking point last night. I think. Maybe you can be the judge of that? I saw this coming. Everyone saw this coming. I didn’t stop it. No one stopped it.

I don’t belong to a well-off family. This is not to say that we live in poverty. We’re just on the borderline of comfortable and uncomfortable, like a tightrope walker, who, if trips, falls down into the abyss of poverty. Maybe an example will help you understand where I reside on the financial well-being scale: my father works as a banker at a local bank and is the sole earner for our family of five. He has worked in the same position for the last 12 years. A country-wide recession, he says. So, while his job might be sufficient to live comfortably for a family of, say, two, it barely is for a family of five. I am the eldest at seventeen; then there’s my brother at 15; the two twins at 12 and the youngest at 5.

I don’t know who put it in my parent’s head, but they have big plans for me. They want me to go to college, make something of myself. The cynic in me says that they’re investing in me for a financial return on me someday. Children, to smart parents, should be seen as economic investments for when they’re old. I don’t blame my parents. I’d have done the same.

As for my dreams, I don’t know. I haven’t got any. Since I was 6, I remember being constantly fed my parents’ dreams for me. At this point, I really don’t even care. Sure. I want to go to college and make my parents financially stable when they’re old. That’s my dream.

I am told every year that if I do well in this grade, my future will be set. I’d easily get into a good college and then get a good job, a good wife, good children and that I’d be happy. I wonder why I’ve been told this since the 6th grade? Why do I need to do well then? As if failing the 6th grade is going to mess with the cosmos and fuck my life up. The messed up part of hearing this over and over again is that it isn’t stopping. Ever since I was first told this, I’ve been told the same thing over and over again for the subsequent years. Maybe that’s why we’re never happy.

My exams are at the end of this month, but my classes don’t end until two days before. My father has invested in the best school and tuition academy to ensure that his investment brings returns. Here’s what my day looks like from Monday to Saturday:

6 AM – Wake Up.

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Revise for school.

9:00 AM – Classes start.

12:30 PM – Break.

4:00 PM – Classes End.

5:00 PM – Lunch.

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM – Academy Classes.

11:00 PM – Dinner.

11:30 PM – 1:00 AM – Revision of Academy Classes.

1:05 AM – Sleep.

Repeat. Six days a week. No excuses.

My father told me that I needed to do well this year because college begins next year. I was surprised he confronted me this year; he hadn’t before. Before, my mother used to regurgitate whatever they would fight about every night, to me. My success in this year’s exam was a constant topic of discussion.

Then, right before he finished telling me how I had to do well this year, he said that his job might not get renewed because of downsizing in the company. He was old and disposable, and I needed to take over the reigns and contribute to the family’s earnings. If I didn’t do well, I was told, he’d kick me out. He said he couldn’t invest in me if I wasn’t going to give anything in return. Next in line was the second eldest who was to take my place after I was rendered homeless.

We weren’t very close to our cousins. Somehow all of them lived in a joint family situation, whereas my father was the only one who didn’t. Maybe he wasn’t able to achieve the same ultimatum I was given, by his father. Either way, if I were kicked out to the streets, I had nowhere to go. Although I never knew any real love from my parents and siblings, they were the only people I knew, period. I didn’t have any time to socialise with other normal teenagers my age. While our whole family detested each other on some fucked up level, we were all we knew.

I have only two weeks left to the exam now. I’ve gone over the syllabus a million times, I’ve been tested on it over and over again, but the classes don’t stop. I’m threatened that if I skip a class, they’ll stop my admission for going through to the exams. I can’t anymore. I need to sleep.

So today, after dinner, instead of revising, I decided to sleep in my bed, call it an early night. Although I leave the lights switched on to fool any late night inquisitors, sleeping with the light on does not bother me anymore. As I lay on my bed, staring at the ceiling, I am unable to sleep. It seems that my body no longer craves it. What am I? When did I become like this? I am unable to remember a single fond memory from my childhood? However, I can recall for you some obscure speech of one of the founders of this country from memory. I can also tell you the fourth clause in the first constitution of this country. If that doesn’t impress you, I can tell you Kirchhoff’s law. No, nothing? Doesn’t impress you? What if I tell you that I remember a poem from the second grade. Surely that will make you think of me in a different light, hopefully favourably.

The time is slowly ticking away. The two extra hours of sleep that I craved while I was awake are slowly withering away. I am adamant though, I will stay as long as I can, in this bed, until I get some additional sleep before my usual bedtime. As soon as I can feel my eyelids becoming heavy, I hear the youngest one crying.

I sit there in bed, my bloodshot eyes wide open. He has been crying for the last 10 minutes. Why isn’t anyone shutting him up? How can his cries be so rhythmic? Why are they following a repetitive pattern?

I wake up, as if unable to control myself physically and walk to my parents room. The child is wide awake, but not crying. I don’t see any tears either. I grab the pillow in his crib and place it over his innocent countenance. How can someone who has such a serene face, have been crying only seconds before?

He barely struggles. I know little guy, if I were you I wouldn’t want to live in this world as well. But I have an obligation to fulfil, whereas you have it easy. I’ll see you on the other side. His petite body stops moving. His face is so serene.

I walk back to my bed, elated that my little sibling will not have to go through the same troubles that befell me. I wake up in the morning to my father on the phone with my school. He’s ringing in to let them know what happened last night and that I might be away for a day or two. I know he’s lying. The only tragedy that’s befallen him is that he’s lost a future investment.

I can finally guarantee at least a week of no school work. My father would have sent me the next day had he not have to keep up appearances. I can only imagine the serenity I will feel in the coming days. Maybe I’ll feel remorse for the youngest one, maybe I won’t. I didn’t know him really well in the end, so maybe I won’t. At least he doesn’t have to live the life I’m living and I’ll be able to sleep for the coming days.

I listen in on the conversation that my father is having with the school administration:

“No no, he can come in today. Yes, he’s perfectly fine. Trust me, he’s my son. Yes, yes I understand. Yes, of course he will need time to recover. Yes, next week is fine. Yes, yes most definitely.”

I feel elated. I have never felt such happiness in my life. I can finally sleep. Sleep. Such a trivial thing that we often take for granted. I have a huge grin on my face.

I can hear my father walk up to my room. He opens the door with no care in the world for the closed-eye daydream I am under.

“The youngest one died in his sleep last night.”

No, you ungrateful bastard. I sacrificed him for my sleep.

“School is off for the next week.”

I can feel an erection popping up from under my sheets. I never knew thinking about sleep could turn me on.

“However, they’ve sent extra-credit homework for you for the time being, alongside all your other homework. And they expect you to Skype in for the classes starting tomorrow.”

My eyes spring open, bloodshot from last night. I slowly get up from my bed in the same stupor of my murderous adventure from last night.

Follow the author here.

Read more from ProperGaanda: The rot that is Lahore’s Crème de la Crème

80 Comments

  1. froleprotrem March 9, 2020

    I’m not sure why but this web site is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

    Reply
  2. he said March 13, 2020

    so much excellent information on here, : D.

    Reply
  3. Female Domination Videos March 18, 2020

    I was looking through some of your posts on this website and I believe this web site is real informative! Keep on putting up.

    Reply
  4. useful link March 22, 2020

    Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Exceptional blog and amazing style and design.

    Reply
  5. smore traiolit April 15, 2020

    Hi, Neat post. There is a problem with your web site in internet explorer, may check thisK IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a good element of folks will leave out your magnificent writing because of this problem.

    Reply
  6. important site April 23, 2020

    Undeniably imagine that that you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be at the internet the easiest thing to bear in mind of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed at the same time as folks consider issues that they plainly do not understand about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing with no need side effect , other people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

    Reply
  7. Link here April 26, 2020

    Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!

    Reply
  8. business stat April 26, 2020

    Pretty component to content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to say that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing for your augment or even I achievement you get admission to consistently quickly.

    Reply
  9. I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks, I’ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?

    Reply
  10. Roanoke sofas April 27, 2020

    I really appreciate this post. I’ve been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thx again!

    Reply
  11. Les P'tits Tutos May 3, 2020

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

    Reply
  12. continued May 3, 2020

    I am often to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information.

    Reply
  13. Lmaims c May 11, 2020

    Oocrzo tkhjzm sildenafil cost

    Reply
  14. Viagra 100mg england May 13, 2020

    Lqiawg xnhlkf inexpensive viagra online Free trial of viagra

    Reply
  15. Estherrix May 13, 2020

    Xabllg xcugjr sildenafil without a doctor’s prescription Buy pfizer viagra online

    Reply
  16. Estherrix May 14, 2020

    Iswygs igozgp Real viagra pharmacy prescription Viagra 100mg england

    Reply
  17. viagra dosage May 20, 2020

    carefully class [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]viagra dosage[/url] viagra without a doctor prescription viagra dosage gently honey http://viacheapusa.com/

    Reply
  18. top rated ed pills May 22, 2020

    Hnizjx crvdmf cheap ed pills gnc ed pills

    Reply
  19. generic cialis 20mg May 23, 2020

    This entanglement website by all odds has altogether of the selective information and facts I needed concerning this matter and didn’t get laid who to postulate. http://www.cialisles.com/

    Reply
  20. best erection pills May 24, 2020

    Wpyiag waroao medicine erectile dysfunction male ed pills

    Reply
  21. Aqascj wbizhl mens ed pills buy erection pills

    Reply
  22. ed meds online May 27, 2020

    Lttdla ggmkrs cheap erectile dysfunction pill buying ed pills online

    Reply
  23. Avant Mortgage May 29, 2020

    Thanks for the blog post. Will read on…

    Reply
  24. Orkzns khbark buy generic cialis online new ed pills

    Reply
  25. Estherrix June 1, 2020

    Ovcbcx xlpmeq Buy viagra Buy viagra professional

    Reply
  26. Zena Puffenberger June 4, 2020

    I just want to tell you that I am very new to blogging and seriously savored this web blog. Probably I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You really come with beneficial stories. With thanks for sharing your blog.

    Reply
  27. Earn Online June 6, 2020

    I very like this blog. Everything is cleared.

    Reply
  28. Estherrix June 11, 2020

    Hwcwtq sthkpo rx pharmacy canadian pharmacy

    Reply
  29. Beau Netti June 11, 2020

    Incredible this specific guideline is certainly impressive it truly helped me and my children, many thanks!

    Reply
  30. pop over to this site June 11, 2020

    Great write-up, I am normal visitor of one?¦s web site, maintain up the excellent operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time.

    Reply
  31. Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thanks Nonetheless I’m experiencing subject with ur rss . Don know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting similar rss drawback? Anybody who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

    Reply
  32. Estherrix June 11, 2020

    Mngjvb ugduuj canadian pharmacy viagra canada online pharmacy

    Reply
  33. urban fashion tv show June 12, 2020

    You made some decent points there. I checked on the web for more info about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

    Reply
  34. old cracked journal June 12, 2020

    Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS. I don’t know why I can’t join it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanx!

    Reply
  35. Mail center san antonio June 12, 2020

    Everyone loves it when folks get together and share ideas. Great website, continue the good work.

    Reply
  36. Estherrix June 12, 2020

    Sulmtz llxgtl best canadian online pharmacy online canadian pharmacy

    Reply
  37. Do you believe past life hypnosis? Do you think is reincarnation real?

    Reply
  38. vintage espresso gift June 13, 2020

    Hello there, I do think your web site might be having browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, great website.

    Reply
  39. Slot Online Deposit Ovo June 13, 2020

    I have observed that in the world of today, video games are definitely the latest rage with kids of all ages. Many times it may be not possible to drag your children away from the video games. If you want the very best of both worlds, there are plenty of educational gaming activities for kids. Thanks for your post.

    Reply
  40. Estherrix June 14, 2020

    Xrljds lzvvay Viagra pfizer Discount viagra online

    Reply
  41. silicone baking mats June 15, 2020

    Very good article. I’m facing some of these issues as well..

    Reply
  42. Estherrix June 15, 2020

    Jschqh etwdtg Pfizer viagra Best price for generic viagra

    Reply
  43. Estherrix June 16, 2020

    Twtank padtud Viagra next day canadian pharmacy online

    Reply
  44. Estherrix June 17, 2020

    Jbwfzk uvhodx Get cialis cvs pharmacy

    Reply
  45. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888.

    Reply
  46. Estherrix June 18, 2020

    Ifmbgs hxgwwi cialis online canadian pharmacy

    Reply
  47. Cost viagra June 20, 2020

    Voqoqi cbpkzk buy vardenafil

    Reply
  48. pozycjonownie stron June 25, 2020

    Great – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs as well as related information ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, web site theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task.

    Reply
  49. local dog trainers June 25, 2020

    You made some really good points there. I looked on the internet to find out more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.

    Reply
  50. follow this link June 27, 2020

    You got a very fantastic website, Gladiola I detected it through yahoo.

    Reply
  51. find out this here June 27, 2020

    Heya here, just turned familiar with your post through Google, and realized that it is truly interesting. I’ll truly appreciate should you continue on this informative article.

    Reply
  52. Qhlsfy vjmiwm viagra pills pills erectile dysfunction

    Reply
  53. you could try here June 27, 2020

    It’s near unthinkable to see well-informed men and women on this subject, then again you appear like you comprehend those things you’re raving about! Bless You

    Reply
  54. pmp exam June 27, 2020

    You should be a part of a contest for one of the highest quality sites on the web. I am going to highly recommend this website!

    Reply
  55. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up plus the rest of the site is extremely good.

    Reply
  56. Cost viagra June 28, 2020

    Dppyxf saizvl online casinos win real money online casino for free

    Reply
  57. discover this June 28, 2020

    It is actually near extremely difficult to encounter well-advised men and women on this issue, unfortunately you seem like you comprehend whatever you’re covering! Thank You

    Reply
  58. Best CBD Oil June 29, 2020

    I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

    Reply
  59. Quality PLR Products June 29, 2020

    What i do not understood is actually how you’re not really much more well-liked than you might be right now. You’re so intelligent. You realize thus significantly relating to this subject, produced me personally consider it from numerous varied angles. Its like women and men aren’t fascinated unless it is one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs nice. Always maintain it up!

    Reply
  60. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 646 205 3214.

    Reply
  61. best rsps June 29, 2020

    I quite like looking through a post that will make people think. Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment.

    Reply
  62. Fda approved viagra June 30, 2020

    Itcwmh hwccyx generic viagra cost Buy viagra overnight delivery

    Reply
  63. I have discovered some important matters through your blog post. One other stuff I would like to say is that there are lots of games available on the market designed mainly for preschool age youngsters. They involve pattern acceptance, colors, creatures, and forms. These generally focus on familiarization instead of memorization. This helps to keep children and kids engaged without having the experience like they are learning. Thanks

    Reply
  64. CBD Lube June 30, 2020

    informative

    Reply
  65. check my blog June 30, 2020

    It’s actually almost unthinkable to find well-advised visitors on this issue, however, you look like you understand what you’re talking about! Bless You

    Reply
  66. Sapid Agency - Nyc Seo June 30, 2020

    Sapid Agency is a Search Engine Optimization company in New York City that provides SEO Services. Their proprietary SEO strategies help struggling websites and aspiring business owners to rank their websites higher in multiple search engines like Google , Yahoo and Bing. They provide local and gmb map ranking for businesses in NYC and many other local areas. Find more at https://www.sapidagency.com/ @ 145 E 57TH NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA, +1 971 341 5608 USA

    Reply
  67. 우리카지노 July 1, 2020

    thank you https://www.wooricasinokorea.com 우리카지노

    Reply
  68. Real viagra July 1, 2020

    Dswhdo gqdpzr cialis 10mg canadian pharmacy online

    Reply
  69. I was really pleased to locate this web-site. I wished to thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I absolutely taking pleasure in every little of it and also I have you bookmarked to check out brand-new things you blog post.

    Reply
  70. Usa viagra sales July 1, 2020

    Xeeuok iiuxnh loan online online casinos real money

    Reply
  71. Vtrgnq keuczn cash advance lenders caesars casino online

    Reply
  72. viagra pill July 3, 2020

    Nnamus dvjqxk amoxicillin without a doctor bulk order amoxicillin in usa

    Reply
  73. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888.

    Reply
  74. agen slot online July 4, 2020

    Good day! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!|

    Reply
  75. tadalafil 20 July 4, 2020

    Nknhtx qpnsfq lasix side effects generic lasix

    Reply
  76. Gnkudp lwpnul buy Vigora Eriacta

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *