Arthur’s parents were like just the ordinary parents. They believed in educating Arthur but also allowed him to choose for himself what he would have liked to be in or do in life. They were in general loving and caring parents.
Arthur’s was middle income family that earned just enough to cater for their immediate financial needs. The family never got to enjoy the luxuries of owning a big home or having the luxury of going for holidays abroad. It was just a simple family in the countryside.
Arthur went to Appleton grammar school for his elementary education then joined Appleton College where he pursued a course in literature and language majoring in the English language. He particularly enjoyed reading and writing and was good in athletics and soccer. He also enjoyed hiking as he lived in a terrain donned with hills and valleys.
Arthur was a lively and social person. He always made friends easily due to his open and friendly character. Arthur loved reading thus developing quality analytical skills that enabled him relate with individuals of diverse characters and personalities. He made and kept friends with both male and female individuals and even had a girl friend at a young age.
On completing high school, Arthur joined Appleton College where he read literature and language and was also very active in soccer and athletics. He also wrote for the local newspaper to make some money and wrote some short stories though they were never published.
He however continued writing in various media and eventually had a collection of his short stories published. His athletic physic earned him a short stint in the army where he was recruited and trained as a marine. This however did not last long as he got injured severely in a mission and had to be returned to home. Luckily, he had not been crippled and was able to get his life back on track and even got married to his childhood girl friend Jennipher.
Arthur currently is an editor and writer for the state’s newspaper and is also an established soccer coach. Her wife Jennipher who is a nurse is very supportive and often helps him get stories not only for newspaper’s publication but also for his short stories that he still writes and publishes. They however do disagree on Arthur’s love for soccer. Jennipher claims that Arthur is now too old and should take a rest from the game and spend more time with the family.
In his private life, Arthur enjoys reading in their country home and also takes time for physical exercise thus maintain his youthful look. He always jogs for an hour early in the morning and sometimes takes his wife along who is also as youthful as Arthur.
I woke up early that morning as it was my usually schedule, took up my running gear and set off as usual. I was particularly excited this particular morning but I could not tell the reason as to why. I found myself running at a faster pace than was usual. I am not a superstitious person, but many claim that such a feeling is an indication of good things to come or some terrible event is the offing. Those thoughts engulfed my mind but I simply brushed them off. I was not expecting anything and I did not believe in superstitious events.
As I approached my usual turn to head back home, I decided to extend my mileage since it was a weekend and I did not have a busy schedule as such. I thus decided to go up a rocky hill with some thickets and bushes on either side. Suddenly I thought I heard someone mourn or a cry of some sort. “That’s just my old mind playing tricks on me”, I consoled myself. But then i heard it again now sharp and clear and decided to follow through. The sight that met my eyes in that bush is still alive and fresh in my memory to date. An infant wrapped in a baby shawl was lying there helpless waiting for a certain death. Furious and angry at whoever was that cruel as to abandon such a wonderful creature, I picked up the child and headed back home.