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100 word fiction: The keys..

The keys to your home door

“Please don’t do this. I beg you. I am sick and tired of this torture.” She could only murmur as he locked her and took the keys away.

The man whom she called ‘father’ had sexually tortured her and her sister for years. He had kept them in an underground cellar hidden from the world including their mother. They always wondered whether their mother had even tried searching for them.

At first, they tried to fight their way out of his clutches. But slowly they resigned themselves to this fate hoping that they rather face death than be his toy.

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Book Review – My Father is a Hero

My Father Is A Hero

My Father Is A Hero

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‘My Father is a Hero’ by Srishti Publishers is Nishant Kaushik’s fifth novel after four bestsellers. At it’s core, it is a heartwarming story of the love between a father and his daughter. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

The blurb goes like this –

Vaibhav Kulkarni has had few accomplishments worth boasting about in his modest life and career. Yet, his happy universe lies intact in the love and pride his ten-year-old daughter inspires in him.

Nisha Kulkarni justifies every reason to be the favourite child of Pune’s premier school – be it her academic brilliance, her exceptional facility with music, or simply her unassuming charm. With his daughter showing promising signs of a stellar success story, Vaibhav has made peace with own unrequited dreams of the past.

But when the girl mysteriously starts losing her mojo and spirals into despair and seclusion, Vaibhav faces the toughest test of his life as a single father – to reclaim his child’s trust and happiness. What distance will a middle-class man with limited means go to show his daughter the merit in believing in a dream? Read this gripping tale of love, courage, and of the emergence of an ordinary man as an extraordinary hero.

For starters, the book has a nice cover design which perfectly captures the essence of the story. Everything about it be it the bag or the father and daughter holding hands is so well thought of.

Nishant has a lovely story at hand. The book starts off slowly as it shows the deep bond of love between Vaibhav and Nisha. Along with going out of his way to ensure that the smile never leaves her face, he also makes it a point to instill the right virtues in her despite the challenges of bringing her up as a single parent.

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A letter to life

A letter to life

A letter to life

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Dear Zindagi (Life),

You have quite literally been a bed of roses till date. Everyone has his or her share of horror stories and troubles which shape their childhood and thinking. But in my case, it has almost been as perfect as it gets. While I know that it may not always be the case, I truly appreciate what all you have given me.

Once the right values and beliefs were inculcated in me, I was always encouraged to chart my own course in my career. There was never any force or coercion to do things to please others or live life on other’s terms. And the best part was the fact that my loved ones supported me all the way in any decision that I took. They have always believed that one can discuss anything with multiple people but the final decision should rest with the individual. And they taught me the same.

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Cheers to the times we had…

The father and son duo walked hand in hand on the beach..

The father and son duo walked hand in hand on the beach..

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Hey Buddy,

I have finally learnt a few words like ‘buddy’ and am on the way to be the so called ‘modern’ dad you wanted me to be. I hear you ask why do I call you buddy rather than my son. As you would have observed, in my style of parenting, the children should always feel that while interacting with their parents they are as comfortable as interacting with their friends. They should be able to tell anything and everything without having the fear to be judged.

There was a phase during my growing up years when I felt that my parents didn’t know anything. I felt that they didn’t understand me at all. As far as I was concerned, they were pretty much outcasts when it came to my thinking, my friends and my general way of life. I always feared for the fact that if I share my life’s stories with them, they would judge me rather than share meaningful advice.

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100 word fiction: Painful #AtoZChallenge

She was tortured..

She was tortured..

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“She is a lovely child. It’s so painful to even imagine that parents can treat their children in such a gruesome manner.”

Mohita’s smile and cheerfulness hid the pain and torture she had gone through during her childhood. From the time she was 4, her father’s advances towards her were full of perversion and voyeuristic pleasure. As the years went by, they soon evolved into full blown sexual assaults.

She never got to go to school or play with kids of her age. It was only when she escaped after a decade that she got to know about the world outside.

I am participating in the A to Z challenge in April  and the theme I have chosen is Micro-fiction

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Five Sentence fiction: Banished #AtoZChallenge

She suffered at his hands..

She suffered at his hands..

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“You deserve to be thrown out of the community and this village forever for the sin you have done of falling in love with a guy from another caste.”

Rajesh, her father and head sarpanch went on as he pulled her by her hair from their house to the center of the village and thrashed her.

Hers was a simple family in a village where the panchayat made all decisions on whatever they thought was good and bad for everyone irrespective of what the ministers in the government decided.

She was frustrated seeing her father come home drunk and hit her mother day in and day out.

When Rohan came into her life, it seemed as though her life had some meaning and she even hoped to convince her family one day.

I am participating in the A to Z challenge in April  and the theme I have chosen is Micro-fiction

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100 word fiction: Her dream..

She looked out pensively..

She looked out pensively..

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As she looked out of the window, she dreamed of a day when she would be free from the pain he had inflicted upon her for years.

When children feel scared, they run to their parents for support and care. But what if parents themselves are the source of fear? Anna’s father had tortured her sexually and psychologically for years on end after her mother had passed away in tragic circumstances.

If that wasn’t enough, he also hit her whenever he could, made her do all the household chores and locked her up within the four walls of the house.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

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Is abusing elders a fad in today’s society?

Abusing elders..

Abusing elders..

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Abusing and ill-treating our elders has become more common than ever in today’s fast paced world. These are the same elders who take care of our every need from the time we are born. These are the same elders who answer our every innocent query. These are the same elders who woke up at night when we cried as babies or even teenagers. But when the same teenagers become old enough, they feel that abusing and disrespecting elders isn’t really a big deal.

Be it our parents, uncles or aunts, we always tend to have arguments with our elders on anything and everything under the sun as we reach our teenage years and beyond. Everyone talks about ‘generation gap’ being the main reason for all the problems. What’s this generation gap all about? Simply put, its the  feeling among youngsters that the elders don’t understand them while the elders feel that they are best placed to guide the youngsters since they have seen many ups and downs in life. And there begins the clash.

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100 word fiction: The toy store..

The toy store..

The toy store..

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“Daddy, I really love those toys which my friends play with. Can we please buy them as well? I have always seen them buying from this store.”

Katie, Brad’s daughter was a sweet little kid all of 4 years who had brought happiness and joy to their family after years of trying for a child. Her happiness and joy was all that mattered for her parents.

While he always ensured that he inculcated the right values and ideals and made her learn the difference between right and wrong at an early age, fulfilling all her wishes was his most important priority.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – June – My post no 10 for this month.

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Importance of friends & family

Friends & Family

Friends & Family

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There are so many moments in our lives which are worth cherishing for years on end. Along with keeping us happy and contented, they act as a motivation to strive hard to excel and achieve a lot more.

Securing the highest marks in our class for a particular subject

Winning a prize in sports

Achieving fame and money amidst a plethora of individuals

Becoming a parent

Meeting and spending time with our friends and family

Some of you may wonder the reason I have included the last one as a memorable moment. What’s so special about spending time with friends and family? Aren’t they the people who we meet almost every day?

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