Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sid



Sid wasn't just any other man. He was my guy, my love, the dreams which played alongside veiled fantasies.

And then he told me, "I am going to get married next month."

You know that sound when glass breaks. A hundred shards pierced my skin, and blood screamed aloud in salty tears.

"Why can't we ...," and he stopped me. We both knew the answer. Laws might have changed, but the society still remained the same.

"Let's forget whatever happened between us," he said, and I nodded.

We weren't straight, and life punished us with this cruelly twisted turn.


This 99 word fiction is shared with Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - S.




30 comments:

  1. OMG, Sid ... damn you ... may you never find happiness.

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    1. Perhaps he should have stood up :-(

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  2. Ah, society!! The first to point fingers and the last to lend a supporting hand... But if Sid was a real man, he should have stood up for his love.

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  3. Respecting all humans, and feeling the real heart-pain of a love forsaken/lost--
    some relationships I simply do not grasp, understand. That said, this "99" is
    well written, evoking a sense of pathos. Good job, Amrit

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  4. So let me get this straight...they weren't straight? :p

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  5. Very poignant..
    And a strong message put across in a subtle manner...
    Very good!

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  6. Let me read article no. 377 for Sid.

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  7. Very sad. Well Sid is never gonna be happy all his life. He deserves it.

    One needs to stand up for the one they love. Straight or not, it is better to be bold than italic.

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    1. "It is better to be bold than italic" - loved this line :-)

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  8. Such a big issue, brought out in such few words. Kudos, Amrit!
    Sid is wrong, but the society he comes from, will take forever to change and he knows that. :/



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  9. he doesn't realize that by marrying he is ruining one more life, his wife's.
    Society shouldn't be given the importance it clearly doesn't deserve.

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    1. I agree. a lot of lives are in stake due to one wrong decision of his :-(

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  10. Poignantly written. Sid will never be happy, nor his wife!

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  11. Awesome and sad! In love you have to find courage to do things which the world restraints you from doing

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  12. Brilliant writing. The Indian Govt. needs to get its head out of its ass.

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    1. True ... people should have the right to live and love the way they want to.

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