“I feel so liberated, Amma”, said Vishnu as he hugged his mother Karthikeyi with euphoria and showed her the message on the mobile about his first salary being deposited to his account, with pride.

“With liberation comes responsibility, Vishnu and that means you have a new set of strings, new responsibilities attached to you. With you, I feel liberated too as I am free from my responsibility of supporting you and only a handful more to go”, stated Kartikeyi, a banker who was about to retire and a single mother, with contentment as she felt the burden of life getting lighter.

Word Count: 100
Linking this photo prompt post to Three Lines Tale Week 227 by Sonya
Photo by Claudio Schwarz via Unsplash


Shweta Suresh · June 5, 2020 at 10:43 pm

Ohh! This is such a beautiful story, Anagha. Life comes full circle indeed.

Deepa Gopal · June 6, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Lovely take on the prompt! It’s definitely a “lighter” moment for a single mother.

dpranita583 · June 6, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Nice story.

Pradeep · June 7, 2020 at 5:36 pm

Nice one! So true, is it not? How liberation means differently to the mum and to her son.

Rajlakshmi · June 7, 2020 at 9:38 pm

Lovely story. And it is true for so many families in real life.

Obsessivemom · June 8, 2020 at 10:53 am

What a satisfying story. A happy ending and a happy beginning.

Vinitha · June 9, 2020 at 5:39 am

That’s a beautiful story in three lines, Anagha. Yes, with liberation comes responsibility. 🙂

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