She had often sensed the extended family had a thing against her, though she could not pinpoint the reason behind their continued apathy towards her happiness.

Their cold-shouldering was endurable as long as the disregard pertained to her choice of career, style of dressing, and even her mental sanity, but when they started commenting on her relationship with her husband, it became unmanageable.

Her husband, bound to her by shyly enounced wedding vows many years ago, and love that had grown ever since, had always protected her from the woes of the world.

Although she knew her blessed matrimony aroused jealousy in some of the extended family, she thought it was unwarranted that they mask their true colours by looking at her suspiciously and proclaiming her marriage as dead.

Little did they know that every bedtime, when she had silenced the world’s judgment of normalcy and bereavement, he came to her in her dreams, rising from his funeral pyre to hold her close to his heart.

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Five Sentence Fiction

Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week, Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate can write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in the five sentences, and is just for direction. This week: BEDTIME.

Now every Friday on Saddi Delhi.


12 thoughts on “Matrimony

  1. In life, why do we form relationships? From the day we are born, we are bound to someone, however great or disappointing they may be. But we continue to form relationships knowing that there is only heartache to experience at the point of separation, whether natural or unnatural. To lose a companion is sad and while we are busy questioning our fate we also have to fend ourselves against the social norms, gossip and negativity.
    As the late Nazrat Fateh Ali Khan once sang..”there is no pain greater then to lose your love, may one not ever be separated from their love”.

    • You always say it perfectly. 🙂 I too wonder about relationships and how they affect us. Sometimes, it does seem better to practise detachment and save ourselves from pain. But by doing so, we also miss out on experiencing the many joys of the world.

      Loved that song by Nazrat Fateh Ali Khan. Absolutely beautiful.

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your thoughts on the subject. 🙂

  2. Oh no… right little one you need to stop writing sad stories. .

    Happy times and here.. heyyyyyyy January over… February here in two days time…

    Wink wink…

    He he he he he

    • You are right Bikram. Last day of January today and I plan to do exactly as you say starting February. 😀
      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Biks. It made ms smile. 🙂

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