Non-fiction-Short story

Short stories, Series

SIBLINGS

During my mother’s pregnancy with my younger brother, the question from friends and family was a constant refrain: “Do you want a baby brother or sister?” Despite lacking a solid reason, my response remained unwavering: “I want a baby sister.” In the hospital’s reception area, alongside my father, we awaited news while my mother was …

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A Half-Decade of Joy

Towards the end of November 2017, I received the life-changing news that I was pregnant after taking a urine pregnancy test (UPT). Having faced disappointment with negative results throughout my journey of trying to conceive, I was inclined to dismiss the test strip without a second thought. However, to my utter disbelief, I was greeted …

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MIRACLES HAPPEN

Throughout my seven years of married life, I was consistently faced with inquiries such as, “You’ve been married for quite a while, and still no children?” My marital journey was untroubled until the diagnosis of PCOS marked the beginning of a challenging path. Despite sporadic support, there were moments of solitude, and I leaned on …

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MY FIRST FLIGHT

I have a vivid memory of my inaugural flight: a journey from Bangalore to Chennai in January 2011, accompanied by my husband. The purpose was a Visa interview for our travel to the United States of America. Taking a day off from work without disclosing the reason, I was newly married and enthusiastic. My husband …

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THE STORY OF THE FEMALE MIND

Lakshmi (name changed), a domestic worker known for her vibrant personality and punctuality, arrived at work dressed neatly each day. She exuded energy and never took breaks from her duties. Lakshmi, who was married to Hari (name changed), a vegetable vendor, had three sons. However, there was concern when Lakshmi didn’t show up for work …

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