The conjunctivitis

Two years after the day in 1996. It was a season of conjunctivitis. It had infected every second kid in the locality. I was not the lucky one. Both my eyes had swelled up. It was very common those days. Especially among the children. It usually stayed for a few days and then used to get away, without any harm to the eyes.

The Day

It was a fine summer day. The new sponge ball we had bought had created some excitement in us. With the dawn of the day we had had reached the fields, just as usual. The ground before our school was empty. After finishing with our daily routine, a few of us gathered to play with the ball. It was a fine summer day.