SPF: Of Time and Monsters

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Photo (c) Jade M Wong

 Of Time and Monsters

Words 200

“I am not having that dog in the house…”

“I got it for Rajkumari.”

“What next? A car?” His wife, Rukmini was put out.

“If she wants one she’ll get one.”

“What about the expense?

“I got it all sorted. Now don’t sulk and put a spoke in her happiness.”

The only daughter in the house and only sister to four brothers, Rajkumari was the darling of the family.

“You shouldn’t pamper her so much. Don’t forget, soon she will get married…”

“She’s going to stay right here.”

“Which self-respecting man will stay at his in-laws’ house?”

“My Prince is already here.” Rajkumari held up the squirming puppy.

Sohanlal laughed.

When Rajkumari joined college, Sohanlal threw a party for the entire village.

Rajkumari was the first in the family to go to college.

Sohanlal took a loan to buy her a car.

He didn’t want her traveling with the riff-raff.

At college, Rajkumari found love.

He was handsome, rich and educated.

Rajkumari took him home.

He was perfect.

But of a different caste.

Sohanlal tried to convince Rajkumari but she stuck to her guns.

Sohanlal had no choice but to make the ultimate and final sacrifice.

With a kitchen knife.

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 Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting the challenge and Jade M Wong for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.

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15 thoughts on “SPF: Of Time and Monsters”

      1. Woh char log. 😂 When I find those not-so-fantastic-four, I am going to beat them to pulp 😡 they caused a lot of problems in my life. But then… I don’t care anymore about them so should I really worry about them? 🤔
        It takes a lot of courage to go against the so called society, mainly because ‘what if I am left all alone?’ , people are more scared of being alone and being an outcast than following their dreams!! 😒😒

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  1. For most western minds the importance of family names in India is quite incomprehensable. Someone who cares too much about what other people think is considered insecure and rather pathetic, and to let it come before the happiness or health of loved ones seems just plain old mean and very, very sad. It hasn’t always been this way, but things have changed. A very important subject to get into the light, and very well written.

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    1. Although this family honor and name maybe a way of life here, it is pretty much incomprehensible and unacceptable to most including those in the concerned family. But yet it is they who get heard. Thank you for taking time to comment and the kind words 🙂

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