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 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.
It’s so touching. I always think why we get into relationship and take the pain. You’ve tapped the human emotions so well.
Yes, in a way we sure do. Even after knowing all the pain that the loss will give us. I guess the joys make up for it.
Glad you liked the post Vishal. 🙂
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. 🙂
Thanks. I put that down to the excellence and integrity of the writer who encourages the reader to reach out a little more. 😉
Ah, I am glad you see it like that. 😉 Inspires me to keep up the connect with super readers like the one I am replying to. 😀
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…
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. 🙂
So sad. Reminded me of the sentence – our sweetest songs are those that tell of the saddest thought
Beautifully told, as always 🙂
I love that line Jyoti – it is so true! 🙂
Delighted you enjoyed reading the piece. Always a pleasure to hear from you. 🙂
Very touching, Deboshree.
Sadly true story for many…
Anita! So good to hear from you. 🙂
There is so much pain in the world that sometimes it gets to you. Glad you liked the post. 🙂