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Prompt: Truly Alive

I was tense. The AC was on, but I was sweating profusely. My parents held my hands in support. They’ve been with me throughout this ordeal. From filing of the FIR, to police scrutiny to public questioning, not for once they showed any sign of helplessness, though they were heartbroken from the inside.

Today was the final verdict. I’ve been waiting for this day desperately…not just to hear the verdict, but to spit on the face of my abuser and hurl my choicest abuses.

“Hang till death” pronounced the judge

Overwhelmed, I let out a cry.

I felt Truly Alive.


In honor of Nirbhaya- Delhi Gang rape victim 

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The MET department had warned off heavy showers. But I dare not defy the bully boss. An important client meeting was scheduled. So, I pulled out my polka-dotted umbrella and summoned a cab. Reluctantly, the cab driver agreed to drop me, but at double the fare. By now the light drizzle turned into heavy showers. The roads looked drowned and deserted. Not a soul to sympathize with.

“Where are you?” barked the boss from the other end of the phone.

“At your grave,” I snapped back, and pushed open the door

The first showers were heavenly. I felt Truly Alive. 

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe

Comments

  1. The nation's wait for justice has finally come to an end with that verdict. May Nirbhaya rest in peace.
    LOL at the second one!! :)

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    1. Hoping against hope even that juvenile is awarded the same punishment. A juvenile guilty of rape should be considered among the rarest of the rare crimes.

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  2. Loved both of them. 4 have been given what they deserve, many are still roaming free. I hope their victims get the justice too. Amen.

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    1. Welcome to my space Shilpa...Yes that so-called juvenile should not be allowed to go scot-free. Hope the courts are listening.

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  3. I felt the overwhelming devastation in the first and loved the second. LOL Brilliant story telling in both.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Kathy. Just restores my faith in writing

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  4. Two great posts. Loved reading both of them.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Padmanabha. And thanks for the inspiring comment.

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  5. I love both stories. The Nirbhaya one is so well written and hope her soul is Truly Alive, except for the moronic so-called teenager. Finally, some sense of justice. Second one, was hilarious and damn fun:) Great write-up:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal. There's an animal in every human I believe. Probably some are let lose and some domesticated...Probably rapist belong to the latter category.

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  6. Loved both the takes, Jini. Though I feel the sentencing is not enough. I mean can it take the grief away?
    I am mor einterested in the reaction of the boss :P

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    1. hmm...lemme c if can work on it Bhagyashree. Thanks for the feedback.

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  7. Brilliant writing. Both the stories. Well done.

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    1. Thanks for those inspiring words mam. It has simply pumped me up.

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  8. Both narratives depicting different emotions are awesome. In Nirbhay's case everyone was convinced that our judiciary is bold and effective. Well written.

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    1. Thanks Mam. Your comment made by day today.

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  9. Was laughing out at the second one, that much anger probably is not too healthy :)

    Liked the first one too :)

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  10. Thanks for reminding me Mahabore. I've been in this state for long now, probably that's getting reflected in my write-ups as well.High time to get a handle on my Anger.

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  11. loved both stories :) dropping by for the first time...

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    1. Welcome to my space Preethi. Hopefully, you'll keep dropping by as often as possible.

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  12. The first one is poignant.
    Loved the devil-may-care attitude shown in the second one!

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    1. Welcome to my little space Proactive Indian. And thanks for those appreciative comments.

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  13. I will be honest I loved the first one. It did something to me. I could almost imagine the pictures created through words. Lovely....

    Richa

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    1. Me too Richa.My heart went out while writing the first one. Second one was fine with me. Sometimes, you'll really love to vent out on your boss. I can't do it in real world...but yes blogging gives me the opportunity to do so. Thanks for the honest feedback.

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  14. Jini - I might sound politically incorrect, but I'm not sure the sentencing is going to get us anywhere.
    I understand the sense of justice that is felt - but it doesn't stop the next episode from happening. There's something so much darker that's at work - such evil - that cannot be rooted out in this way. There are no easy answers, are there?
    Great take on the prompts - both pieces were very well written.

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  15. Enjoyed reading both these posts Jini...
    Where the second one was breaking free from unwanted pressures in life, the first one was an emotion the whole nation felt... Just hope this sentencing acts as a deterrent....

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