Friday, October 17, 2008

Karva Chaut - a Drabble

Women dressed in their bridal best, sitting in a circle, passing their plates around. A recording of the story of yet another devoted wife plays in the background. They try to concentrate on the story, like all good wives should, but all they can think off is the cup of tea they can drink once they are through with it.
Food comes only after the sighting of the moon, but it is the thirst that is the worst to bear. But one and all, they do it, cheerfully, for the sake of their husbands.

Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.

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