Friday’s 55 Fiction : Still…
55 Fiction is a form of micro-fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words.
It was the H-hour. The corridor outside the OT was teeming with women of the family having expectant faces and anxiety writ large on their faces, while the men managed a cool facade.
A cheery announcement by the nurse, “Congratulations, it’s a Girl”!
Without a word or a glance, they all did a vanishing act!
** Based on a recent real-life incident. The birth of a girl child is still considered a bane and a burden in many societies in Rajasthan. The most shocking aspect is the callous attitude by both the women and the men of the so called educated and ‘upper class’ families.
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