Skip to main content

Five Sentence Fiction: Hope and faith.

This week's word: SECURE.

      Life had changed for little Ravi since leaving that horror house that was Geeta Vatsalya Trust.
His new home felt warm and comfortable, but most of all, safe and secure. No longer would there be those scary shadows lurking in the dark, waiting for unsuspecting, innocent little souls. No longer would there  be two pieces of dry, stale bread and water that was passed off as dal to be eaten two times a day, seven days a week.  Here, there would be food, warmth, love and laughter and a family that cared for him dearly;  how happy he was that he had been 'the chosen one' that day!


  1. Touching one, Shilpa.
    Nicely expressed.
    Hope the adopted child gets love in his new home...

  2. The words are logically correct. You're trying to show how good the new place is by comparing it to the old one. But the first two times I read it, it felt very negative. The piece might be focusing a bit too much on the horror house that Ravi escaped.

    Note: Reading repeatedly makes it feel less negative, but then the story loses any effect altogether.

    1. Hmmm....I get it. I will keep it in my mind the next time. Thanks a lot, Pawan for taking time out!

  3. Hope & faith ! Nicely crafted.

  4. What a horrid place for a child to have been in. I am glad he is out of there. Finally in a secure and loving home. Nice work, Shilpa!

  5. Good story with a happy ending!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

You are The Man!

I admit, I am late in discussing this event, but did you watch the controversial 'Koffee with Karan' episode, two weeks ago? The one where the ubertalented Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan were Karan Johar's guests on his famous couch, sipping coffee along with him? Did you notice Kangana's confidence and her sassiness?   Do you remember her repartees, her jibes, her ripostes that were well-aimed at Mr. Johar? How fearlessly she spoke her mind without mincing words! And, she was in conversation with one of the Big Daddies of Bollywood.

I confess, I am an admirer of Ms. Ranaut, and I was blown away by her candour. The fact that she gave two hoots about diplomacy, and about the men in power in the hindi film industry,  shows how self-assured she is. She wasn't born into the industry, with a silver spoon; she entered the industry as an "outsider", who, despite being written off by the industry bigwigs, worked her way up the very competitive ladder, right to…

How I wish I could turn back the clock!

"Youth comes but once in a life time!"

             Traversing through  life, how often do we look back wistfully at our past and wish we could go back, wish we could live it all over again, just one more time?   Each time we witness the young around us enjoying life, enjoying their freedom and pursuing dreams with an enviable vigour, how we wish we could swap places! Sigh.

             A few days ago, I happened to have a chat with a 23 year old cousin. Excited about her future and the plans she had chalked out for herself, she had quite a lot to share with me. The sparkle in her eyes and the enthusiasm in her voice spoke a lot about how eager she was to embark upon the path she had chosen! Her enthusiasm was, indeed, contagious, for it left me yearning to turn the clock back and re-enter that age I left behind almost 2 decades ago.

          Were I to find Aladdin's lamp, I would ask the Genie to transport me back to the past I so wish…

The motherhood challenge.

A  few days ago, a dear friend of mine wrote a touching post disapproving the 'motherhood challenge' that has been going viral on Facebook. Motherhood challenge is all about women posting pictures with their children and tagging other women, who according to them, are 'awesome mothers'. But, my friend felt that by adding the words challenge and dare,  they were drawing a divide between themselves and others who weren't blessed enough.  I was touched by her views that defended women who might feel marginalised by such a challenge, although that might not be the motive behind it at all.
          Wonder how many women would feel the way my friend did! How many of the 'blessed ones' try and understand that behind such decisions might lie a reason, a helplessness that gives a woman endless pain? We haven't chosen to stay childless because of a lack of fondness for children. There were reasons and circumstances that stood in the way of us holdin…