Six Sentence Story: Humanity

Motorrad am Nanga Parbat, Pakistan

Credit: weltreisejournal.de

Nanga Parbat (Killer Mountain), an overwhelming wall of icy rock coveted by climbers all around the world, including Lynn’s brother, Brad and when she got news that he’d been caught in an avalanche, she’d raced from her boardroom meeting and booked the first flight to Islamabad.

The location and weather too treacherous, no rescue teams were willing to risk their lives and just as she had tearfully given up, she was approached by Ali, a strong, broad-shouldered man with firm eyes who assuaged her fears and told her simply that he’d find Brad and bring him back.

Seventeen hours later, the anxious base camp at Fairy Meadows erupted in cheers, tears steaming freely down Lynn s face, who had been remembering how she’d hugged Brad goodbye at the airport, playfully warning him to watch out for Ra’s al Ghul.

Brad would have died of pulmonary edema if Ali hadn’t reached him in time and when Lynn presented him with a check of gratitude, he politely refused.

Later she learned that he was ex-military and had lost many good soldiers in his unit while defending his country’s  borders with Afghanistan, including his own brother but his time in the army had ingrained in him the value of human life even more so and he now spent his retirement helping people in a nearby mountain village.

One can, but shouldn’t put a price on human life and each living being, no matter where in this diverse world he may originate from, is precious and worth saving, Ali’s poignant words staying with Lynn for years to come.

Fairy Meadows
Fairy Meadows (Credit: Refreshing Heights)     (Credit: fairymeadowscottage.com )

Written for Six Sentence Stories
Cue: BASE


Nanda Parbat (from the TV series Arrow) is a fictional city in the DC Comics universe, patterned after the real Nanga Parbat, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is the 9th tallest mountain in the world, and the 2nd tallest mountain in Pakistan, after K2. Fairy Meadows is one of the base camps over looking this mountain and is a popular tourist destination.

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21 Responses to Six Sentence Story: Humanity

  1. What a beautiful lesson on the value of life! We are all related, and the sooner we learn that and teach it to our children, the better off this world will be! I would love to stay at that basecamp and view the majestic mountain peaks, but I am a child of the flatlands, and would not coerced into a climbing attempt! 🙂
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    • swritings says:

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! No worries, you have the internet and can marvel at the peaks from the comfort of your your flatlands! 🙂

  2. messymimi says:

    When we learn to value each other this way, we will have a world we want to leave our children.

  3. M Chaillot says:

    Well done!!! To “value each other”–what a concept, eh? So simple, yet many have difficulty putting it into action….

  4. yow… good message and all, but an exciting and engaging story. well done!

  5. ivywalker says:

    Is this a true story? Its gripping either way…but extraordinary if true.

  6. UP says:

    A valuable message…

  7. valj2750 says:

    You packed so much into six sentences. I just said WOW after reading the first paragraph. A beautiful lesson about the value of life and no way to compensate for this kindness and compassion, except by paying it forward. Well done.

    • swritings says:

      Gosh, thank you so much! I love what you said about paying it forward! Yes, that’s the perfect way forward! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! 🙂

  8. luckyjc007 says:

    A wonderful story of true compassion to help others.Enjoyed . 😃

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