In my last post I shared a short story I had written in Chinese. The back ‘story’ behind it is that I was thought of a story to myself on the way to class one day in order to distract myself from the long walk to my department. The strange thing was that I was thinking in Chinese, and so I tried to remember the details to share as a post. I told some people that if they didn’t understand Chinese it would be possible to get a ‘rough idea’ using Google translate, but I noticed that this option doesn’t catch linguistic nuances. For that reason, I am now translating the (very) short story into English for you to read. Fyi, my stories tend to be a bit dark.
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A girl was walking along the road. In such a busy city, there was not even one person in her vicinity. In a moment, silence befell the place. Everything became lonely.
She saw a man in the distance. He was standing beside the bridge and she walked to his direction.
Her: “Are you lost? Let me help you.”
He gave no response.
Her: “Hey, are you okay?”
He looked like some sort of professional. He was wearing a suit and his top buttons were undone. His trousers were muddy and his tie was on the floor. She also noticed that his neck was bruised with red marks.
Him: “I want to give up.”
Her: “Give up what, I don’t understand.”
Him: “Life is unfair. I’ve worked hard. Struggled.”
He started to cry, his tears flowed into the sea. The girl put her things on the floor. She slowly approached him.
Her: “You’ve worked hard. This world is cruel. Tell me your worries.”
Him: “I’ve failed. There are no other options. I must go.”
He was about to mount the bridge.
Her: “What are you doing! No. Don’t.”
Him: “I must jump.”
Her: “Wait a sec. I understand how you feel. I’ve been through this hopelessness. I can help you, first come here.”
Him: “How can you understand my heart? My unbearable pain, no one knows it.”
Her: “I want to know. Help me understand, I will not abandon you.”
Him: “Everyone else has have abandoned me. I’m tired and I want to leave too.”
Her: “If you jump, how will that affect me? Come here and I’ll hug you.’
Him: “Sorry. I want to return to the real world. I’ve worked hard.”
Her: “You can rest your burdens on my shoulders.”
He mounted the bridge.
Her: “Don’t jump, okay? You won’t. I’m really worried.”
Him: “If heaven exists, it will have angels. I know that after you also leave you will definitely come back to see me.”
She started to cry. The sea was full to the brim with their sadness.
Her: “I haven’t left yet. Don’t leave. I promise I will never leave you.”
Him: “Sorry, I’ll take my leave. See you next time.”
Her: “Don’t you leave. You won’t want to do this. Let me hold your hand.”
He reached out his hand.
Closed his eyes.
‘Good luck world’