Today was a special day for
Aboli. She was coaxed by her parents to go on a shopping spree, on her own. Just
an iota of self-doubt was left behind somewhere deep
Dressing up in her favourite
attire, she complemented it with a Kashmiri stole. Wrapping it around the neck
gave her warmth and assurance. Bringing some tresses ahead over the right shoulder
and checking the look finally in the mirror, she smiled. The dimples persuaded
her to hold her head high and walk with confidence.
There was a spring and gait
in her stride. She started browsing through the Autum winter collection. “Retail
Therapy” soon washed away last speck of fear.
Thanks to the cadaverous donation
of skin, Aboli, the acid attack victim, could walk back to normal life.
A victim has metamorphosed
into a woman of substance, the survivor, the fighter! 

— § § § § § —

With this post, I appeal to you to register yourselves for donation of organs posthumously. Skin, heart, leaver, kidneys, eyes are the organs that can be donated. I have registered for complete donation of my body. Let there be light and smile in some one’s life even when we cease to live on this Earth!

Word Count: 144

Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri

Categories: Flash Fiction


Akshata Ram · November 4, 2017 at 7:52 am

Powerful, full of hope and optimism as always. Cheers to Aboli and her indomitable spirit

    canvaswithrainbow · November 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Cheers indeed! Indomitable spirit and the caring support is all many such Aboli's need.
    Thanks for visiting Akshata and adding to the conversation…

sudha krishnan · November 4, 2017 at 8:34 am

Oh! So sweet thought. She came out a survivor. Organ donation very noble thought and we must all do it.

    canvaswithrainbow · November 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Yes Sudha, thats the need of the hour. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

meha sharma · November 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

Such an uplifting tale. Great take on the prompt. Wonderful narration!

    canvaswithrainbow · November 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you Meha for appreciating my effort and encouraging me!

Nayantara | MommyingbabyT · November 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm

What a powerful post. I am glad victims dont have to suffer all life long and some hope exists for them. It is honourable that youre using your writing to talk more about organ donation.

    canvaswithrainbow · November 5, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Thank you Nayantara for reciprocating my thoughts! I am glad that you paid visit and shared your views.

Namy · November 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

You got me contemplating about organ donation. Thank you

    canvaswithrainbow · November 5, 2017 at 4:58 am

    I would be happy, if atleast one person decides to donate the organs posthumously after reading this post! Thanks Namratha for visiting and do give a serious thought to organ donation!

    Deliciously Alive · November 7, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Such a heartening tale. I am all for Organ Donation and will be signing up soon as a donor.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction , Anagha.

    canvaswithrainbow · November 7, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Happy the know that you will be registering for organ donation Mayuri. Thanks for visiting and appreciating my tale.

WriteMighty · November 9, 2017 at 2:31 pm

This. Was such a powerful post,Anagha. I loved the confidence of Aboli. Not every person, a victim of such a crisis can garner courage. I really hope each of us looks at such people indifferently. They are one of us. Let's not make them feel otherwise.
Great take, Anagha 🙂

    canvaswithrainbow · November 10, 2017 at 2:10 am

    They are one of us…so right! And many could be one of us provided many decide to donate the organs! Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts!

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