I knew it was my last day there
Introduced in February 2013 on Everyday Gyaan – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay. The linky will be open right up to next Friday.
My books lay unopened, my school uniform untouched as I was forced to wear my mother’s sari and blouse today. The safety pins succeeded in keeping the blouse from slipping off of my frail shoulders as I walked into the courtyard to be paraded in front of the old man who had come to collect what was due to him.
Yesterday my brother had dared to sneak into the neighbor’s apple orchard along with his friend and stolen a few apples, unknowingly sealing my fate. I knew it was my last day there as I walked back into the house…
100 Words on Saturday will be up every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Today’s prompt is by the very creative Sugandha of Shades of Life. Read her latest post here.
30 thoughts on “My 100 words on Saturday – 7”
This was quite a powerful post and an unusual take on the prompt.
Thanks, I can't call you Mahabore 🙂
this is very sad
It is sad and heartbreaking, thanks.
Appreciate your comment.
Heart-breaking, Sulekha! I am sad to think that this happens very often!
Yes, very sad. thanks Vidya.
Sad!! And to think somewhere this still exists 🙁
Aditi, true that, thank you.
I think she is going to turn the events to her advantage. I will her to : ))
You are always so positive, love it. thanks Mitr
So so sad really! Such an innocent crime and such a heinous punishment!
Yes, it is disturbing. Thanks for stopping by.
So sad. What an awful punishment when she wasn't even the one who took the apples. Brilliant take. ♥
Kathy, love the encouraging comments, thanks.
Heart stopping Sulekha….You're a genius with the pen!
Swati, you are too kind, thank you.
Sad. And what's sadder is that such things do happen in some places.
Wonder when it will stop, thanks for stopping by.
how sad….can't even think why girls are still traded like cattle.
It is very sad, thanks for your comment.
Really saddened with the fate of some girls. Life is less precious than a kilo of apples…
Touching story, Sulekha!
Anita, it is disturbing and tragic. Thanks
OMG!! To imagine that such practices exist somewhere still…
Very powerful story!!
Thanks Shilpa, it is sad.
Sulekha – you've outdone yourself. Such a sad reality!
Corinne, thanks a ton for your lovely compliment.
A poignant reality…I had goose bumps while reading the post…Nice take on the prompt
Thank you so much.