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If tomorrow comes

“Ammmmmmmma!” Little Rithika’s excited voice reached Madhuri’s ears. She jumped up with joy and ran to greet her daughter who was back from school. Rithika jumped into her mother’s lap and started narrating her day’s experience in great detail. This was their daily ritual and both the mother and the daughter delighted immensely in it. As Madhuri watched Rithu’s vivid narrations, she couldn’t help thinking about how life is going to take shape for them, from the next day. How would Rithika react when she realizes what’s going on?

The sun was setting in its orange glory and the last light of the day left Madhuri wishing that tomorrow should never come. She hugged her daughter tightly.

Vikas was going to be at her doorstep the next morning, to take their daughter away from her. Apparently, a girl doesn’t need her mother – a court had decided that. And all it took Vikas to sway the court’s decision in his favor were a few bundles of money – which he had in plenty and she didn’t.

Until later 🙂

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9 Comments

  1. Ajay Kontham

    Is there a continuation ?
    I hope things turn around somehow, no ?

    • Bogglehead

      Nope, I intended to end it that way. This harsh reality is happening in so many places and we need to face the cruelty of bribery and injustice meted out to such helpless people.

  2. Ajay Kontham

    I understand that. It’s disheartening. Really!
    That’s one of the reason why I can’t write fiction. Because there are these things happening and I want to end on a positive not and I just can’t somehow. I feel like giving hope in the stories at least, but then it just doesn’t come out right.
    I should stop now. I am babbling, making no sense whatsoever!

    • Bogglehead

      That’s true, one of the hardships of writing fiction. But we gotta see both sides, being a writer.

  3. CookieCrumbsInc.

    So sad :/ And the broken family stats are only increasing.

    • Bogglehead

      True indeed. More than the people who split up, it breaks the child who is caught between the two.

  4. Mamta

    That was painfully real…just beyond a comment…

    • Bogglehead

      Yes, some realities are like that

  5. Ranjini

    Oh! 🙁 The child!

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