Of roads and smooth cheeks

Prompt  ….

Thank you Enisa for our prompt.
This sure is not smooth like a divas cheek.  Roads in medieval times were damaged by weather, wear and tear, negligence, vandalism and governmental corruption – similar to those responsible for bad roads today. Road repair is often undertaken just before the monsoon by the contractors so that the poor quality of material used and poor workmanship resulting is pot-holes and washed-off-surface could be attributed to the rains. The man introspected.
You had a tea kiosk here. His companion interrupted his reverie.
Yes …… a long time ago!
Why did you close it?
It was more of an inquiry counter. People would stop in summers and winters to inquire where the road led and in rainy-season they would ask  – where is the road that used to be here?
Words  ~ 127

Thank you Priceless Joy

 

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