Ravaged #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
For a long time, she tosses and turns, the creak of bed springs giving her company in the silence of the night.
Her thoughts race and dart back and forth dragging her into the dark rooms of her mind.
All she wishes for is some undisturbed sleep.
But looks like he raped her head too.
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.
Today’s story, R is for Rape…
You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!
April 21, 2017 7:26 am|
Deep and dark!
Thanks for sharing!
April 21, 2017 7:26 am|
Damn. That’s sad. But true also. The scars that remain in the mind last far longer, sometimes forever.
April 21, 2017 7:56 am|
I can’t click Like because this is too horrible a topic to like. But indeed I agree with you that like all crimes, this too damages the mind and spirit…..
April 21, 2017 7:59 am|
Sad and true that crimes stay in the head.
April 21, 2017 8:13 am|
Rape is so terrible to perceive in reality in my mind. I cannot imagine what women go through when it happens.
Impactful and strong tale Shilpa to convey it all.
Ravanhatha-a unique musical instrument from Rajasthan
April 21, 2017 10:01 am|
Looks like gloomy A to Z Challenge topics.
April 21, 2017 10:33 am|
Was difficult to read this one. Too many people don’t realize what the survivor goes through. It’s the rapist who should never ever get even a minute of peace in his life, and yet, it’s the victim who suffers.
April 21, 2017 2:31 pm|
Very gloomy , but the truth. No one thinks of what goes on after.
April 21, 2017 2:43 pm|
Very sad. It is impossible to imagine what these victims go through.
April 21, 2017 4:11 pm|
Sad reality and unimaginable truth.
April 21, 2017 6:41 pm|
Powerful, very powerful. Unexpectedly so too.
Am trying to read back now, having just found you.
April 21, 2017 6:51 pm|
Some nightmares last forever 🙁
April 21, 2017 6:55 pm|
Sexual violence leaves such deep scars.
April 21, 2017 7:24 pm|
Oh lord… poor women… R for Revenge now on that rapist…
April 21, 2017 8:48 pm|
One can’t help but feel utterly sorry for the girl. How devastating for her. The last line is so so sad.
April 21, 2017 10:36 pm|
This is just so sad. The emotional and mental wounds run deeper than physical ones.
April 21, 2017 10:37 pm|
And the irony is that it doesn’t even have to a violent rape. We hear of kids being sexually harassed by relatives all the time. But the marital rape stories usually never come out, because well… who’s going to believe them anyway! Then there is “date rape” which nobody talks about.
April 21, 2017 11:16 pm|
Man!! It turns out to be so chilling in the end!! I literally get goosebumps by the time I reach of the post!
April 21, 2017 11:26 pm|
Eish! as we say here in South Africa – it’s like ish or *&^$#**&#& – it’s said when one is shocked. We need to be shocked more often – into action. Thanks Shilpa …
April 22, 2017 3:38 am|
Shocking and brutal. I can just imagine the turmoil a rape victim endures making sleep impossible. That last line was especially jolting. Well done!
April 22, 2017 6:01 am|
Love the way you tell so much in so few words Shilpa!
April 22, 2017 12:34 pm|
That was a hard one, Shilpa.
I’m always in awe of how strong stories you can write with just so few words. You wreched me.
April 22, 2017 12:55 pm|
Sexual violence is one of the worst and leaves a deep scar for life; very sad and true. Well done shilpa, love the way you bring in stories – I can sense the passion in your posts !!
April 22, 2017 1:06 pm|
Oh no. This must be so traumatic for the person.
The last line packed a brutal punch.
April 23, 2017 4:50 am|
That is a hard hitting flash fiction.
~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author
April 23, 2017 11:13 am|
Devastating thought! Sadly, it happens much too often.