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Day 7 – Promise

They promised to love each other.  They promised loyalty, respect and honor towards each other.  To watch each others back, in both good and bad.  They promised to stand by each other, in sickness and in health, till death do them part. She kept her promises.  Before she killed him, for not keeping his. Writing as part of Team Purple Rain for the …

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Day 6 – Wishful thinking

Molly brushed her hair till it shone, applied another coat of mascara to her eyelashes, smacked her rouged lips together and kissed her reflection in the mirror. She looked good. The soft pink of the dress brought out the glow on her face. Her new heels made her look taller and slimmer. She had blown a months salary to buy …

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Day 4 – Caught red-handed

Bibiji was fond of telling everyone that Bansi came as part of her trousseau and had lasted the longest while everything else from her trousseau had perished. She proudly pointed out to a framed photo, sitting among the many on the mantelpiece, taken on their Golden Jubilee celebrations 4 years ago, with she and her husband sitting on a sofa …

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Day 3 – Fragile Lives

What fragile lives they were born with, they bemoaned their fate yet again.People looked through them, and didn’t even realise how much that hurt.  Their souls scratched by every assault, and no one cared.  Cringing even if they heard a slightly raised sound, and sometimes shattering at it too.  They were rubbed up the wrong way more than once and …

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Day 2 – What you don’t know

Mr Verma loved Mrs Verma and Mrs Verma loved Mr Verma.  Mr Verma surprised Mrs Verma with flowers. Mrs Verma surprised Mr Verma with his favorite perfume. Mr Verma planned his official trips so Mrs Verma could accompany him. Mrs Verma planned romantic, candle light dinners whenever she could. Mr Verma thought this was true love. Mrs Verma swore they …

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Day 1 – Stranger than fiction

The Superstar is adored by women, despite beating up and disrespecting the ones in his life.  The Superstar’s career keeps rising, even as he quashes the careers of others on a whim, and vengeance.  The Superstars misdemeanors are laughed at indulgently and dismissed as ‘growing up rebellion’ even as attention is diverted to his ‘big heart’ generous nature’ ‘his love …

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