Inhumane #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

Life’s about choices. It’s these choices that define us.

Making a big decision is scary.

But you know, what’s even scarier?

Regret!

Today, I’m saving us from lifelong ignominy.

I’m letting the 2 Ps – Pride and Purse define my life.

So, you will have to go, little girl. But don’t worry, it’ll be quick.

PS : “Pride” refers to pride of having a male child which is lost with the birth of girl child. Also, some clans (upper castes and tribes) would rather murder female infants than give them to a rival group even in marriage. “Purse” refers to the dowry as girls are seen as an economic burden.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, I is for Infanticide

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48 thoughts on “Inhumane #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. I’ve never ever understood the logic behind this practice. I mean, if we have no girls, we cannot have women. A women gives birth. Scary, unnecessary and illogical minds behind the origin of this terrible deed.

  2. I’m so sorry and sad to hear – all life is precious. The thinking behind this practice is – well, I’m not sure I can think of an appropriate word .. 🙁 🙁 🙁

  3. This thought is deeply rooted in the minds of people, society is just an excuse. It will change gradually when people will use their intelligence to know it’s negative impact on society. Very nicely written Shilpa!

  4. It’s too scary to think about infanticide, and the cruel people who even think about it. It’s too crazy to know that even after so many leaps and bounds in the field of knowledge and science, we still have people who think in such a backward way!

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