Wednesday Prompt – Wednesday Prompt 2014 #13
Dangling on the chain was……
…a pair of dog tags with the name Samay Dutt inscribed on it, along with his date of birth, blood group, and regiment name. He had fought bravely in the war and not come back alive, only his lifeless body was brought back with full military honors. Rima ran her fingers over his name and felt his heartbeat under her fingertips, she had waited 2 years for him to come to her, but her wait had been endless.
She remembered how difficult it had been to get hold of his dog tags; his superiors had refused to give them to her and even passed a restraining order against her. Rima had been livid, she had loved Sam and had full right to his personal belongings, she had not wanted his money or other material things just his dog-tags which he used to keep close to his heart. A memory of her sneaking into Sam’s house flashed before her eyes, the knife glinting in her hand, the slash of the blade on his wife’s creamy neck, the plunging of the same knife into his daughter’s tiny heart.
Sam had been hers alone and his memories too belonged to her, she wasn’t willing to share him in death too. Rima knew it was a matter of time before the bodies were discovered and she was caught but she had no regrets, he was finally home with her. She slipped the dog-tags around her neck and smiled, her vacant eyes stared back at her from the mirror.
By Sulekha Rawat
16 thoughts on “Bloodied Chain – Wednesday Prompt”
Oh my god, Sulekha! This is such a departure from your regular writing and I LOVE it! I never expected that bit about her slicing. You wove that in very effectively! I bow, woman 😀
Thank you so much, Shailaja 🙂 I had written another story based on the same prompt but it was too graphic and hence deleted it.
Nicely created plot, and wonderfully described story….enjoyed reading it
Thanks Shellymona, glad you like reading it.
Gosh! Obsession can make you do some really dangerous and weird things! A very well narrated story, Sulekha 🙂
Yes, it does make people do crazy things. Thanks for the comment.
ooooh creepy,I love it
Thanks PhenoMenon 🙂
Whew.. That was something. First Shailaja then you – all the sweet love story kind of people turning to scary stuff. Sure didn’t see that coming. Nicely written Sulekha.
Creative writing is fun 🙂 I like shocking people, thank you.
Such passion… Love makes people blind, even after their death…
Nicely expressed with surprise end…
Oh my, this is quite a passionate tale of love. Passion that can make one do anything…nicely written, a bit chilling though 🙂
Love drives people insane 🙂 Thank you for the compliment.
Thanks Anita, love is a powerful emotion and a volatile one too.
Haa there is aline between love and possessive! Ur story bought out the dark side of possessiveness so well
Love can become obsession as it engulfs is in the possession. I bet, there is always an evil side to love that verge towards obsession.