The doorbell rang.

“Surprise”, greeted a beaming voice,  flashing a gift-wrapped box before her. Thrusting it in her hands and without waiting for permission, he walked in.

She followed him without realising so.

“You wont mind wearing my choice, right?”, he questioned.

A swarm of dreary thoughts erupted in her mind.

She kept the box on bed and stared at it. With shaking hands, she opened the box.

A white dress, her favourite… but a short one! Astounded, she thought of admonishing him for this bravado.

“You are free now, free from the chained past”, asserted a voice inside.

With renewed fortitude, she changed over. Holding her wrinkled hand with much assurance, he led her out. Her advocate son had helped her walk out of the harrowing marriage that had plagued her entire life.

It was he who was taking her on a date!  A date with life, for life!


Word Count: 150
This is my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri


13 Comments

BellyBytes · January 26, 2018 at 4:24 pm

That was an unexpected story indeed. Divorce is getting all the more common these days and it is heartening to see the support your heroine got from her own family to get out of a rotten relationship.

mahekg · January 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

Always like the positivity in your posts Anagha

Polkajunction Blog · January 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Brilliant twist to the story…Once again… Anagha! I least expected this ending 🙂

Shilpa Gupte · January 26, 2018 at 5:32 pm

That’s something so nice to have after having gone through a bad relationship! And, to top it all, she had her son by her side, fighting from her side…Good for her!

Shilpa Garg · January 26, 2018 at 5:49 pm

What a lovely story, Anagha. True, divorce is not the end of one’s life. It’s so wonderful that her son pushed her to live life.

Dipika Singh (@gleefulblogger) · January 26, 2018 at 8:35 pm

This is a very brave prompt Anagha, my best friend is a Divorce lawyer and when I hear stories from her – my ears literally burn and heart ache
Life has become so different, and relations impatient.

Opinionated Mua · January 27, 2018 at 9:59 am

Beautiful beautiful take anagha. It’s never too late to take a second chance at life. 🙂

Alice Gerard · January 27, 2018 at 10:34 am

Wonderful story. I’m glad that this woman found her freedom, with loving support from family.

Mayuri Nidigallu · January 27, 2018 at 11:26 am

A very unique take on the prompt, Anagha. Very refreshing!
Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

Akshata Ram · January 27, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Lovely Anagha! A date with her son who free her from the shackles of abuse. Great story telling skills lady

Lavanya · January 30, 2018 at 9:49 pm

First of all, congrats on the new look of your site. love it! Thought provoking take on the prompt. Nicely done.

Meha Sharma · February 1, 2018 at 8:56 am

This was such an uplifting story Anagha. Loved it. Great writing!

Rashi Mital · February 1, 2018 at 10:40 am

I had read the story just after you published, but forgot to comment. I feel every person should get to spend his/her life their way. A bad or disturbed relationship should never be given much importance. N at times we just need a push to tell us – that yes, what we’re doing is right. Loved your take, Anagha. I so wish more women think like this.

M also glad to share a similar story with you this week. 🙂

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