Sunday, July 12, 2009

Colours - Brown

[Every woman has a story. Every story has a colour. This is just one of them.]
[This is a work of fiction. The characters and situations are purely imaginary, and any resemblance to people living or dead is purely coincidental and unintended.]

She’s everybody’s favourite aunt.

The aunt who bakes cupcakes for you, and teaches you to lick the batter off the mixing bowl. The one who lets you borrow her earrings for that special day out. The aunt you go to when you need to tell someone about that girl who just doesn’t reciprocate your feelings.

She adores kids. Other people’s kids. Kids she can have fun with, but not have to worry about.

Why then does everyone assume she needs to be pitied for not having any of her own? The lady in brown doesn’t need soiled diapers, thank you.

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an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length.


Cruella Collett said...

I 100% identify with this woman. The best thing about other people's kids is that you can GIVE THEM BACK to their parents. I desperately need that right now... (We've an extended family thing going on in my house at the moment, and I'm VERY close to moving into the garden playhouse or whatever it takes to get away for a little while. Two more days...)

Carnimire said...


Yes, extended family things can get really difficult. All the best, and don't kill anyone just yet.

The other thing is equally painful - mothers encouraging kids to go an play in other people's house. My kids are difficult enough to manage thank you - I don't want any more. Why then do so many mothers think I am desperate to have their kids in my house, specially when it is raining, and all they can do is turn an already upside down house even more upside down?

dipali said...

Yes, there are some wonderful nurturers who do not need children of their own. They need to be appreciated for the loving they do give to whichever child they interact with, not pitied for not having their own.


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