Friday, April 5, 2013

E for ..... Empowerment

This is a work of fiction and forms a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I will attempt to write a new story based on the word for the day every day during the month of April.



“He hit you again, didn’t he?”, I asked Ela, catching sight of the bruises she had been trying to hide with her scarf. “Why do you put up with it? Just leave him.”
“You don’t understand”, she stated. “If I resist, he will go after my Princess.”
Try as I would, I could never understand. Why did she have to put up with the abuse when she was the only earning member in the family?

That was five years back. Today, her daughter is a software engineer, and Ela lives with her. Maybe she was more empowered than I thought.

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A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

3 comments:

Rosalind Adam said...

A satisfying ending. I'm glad it's fictitious but sadly I know that this happens in the world.

Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

Chuck said...

Very glad that turned out alright. Sorry to hear about all the tragedy in Mumbai in the last day or so.

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Such a tribute to t he way mothers feel about their children! I am glad that you focus on the way Ela was actually more empowered than we might have thought. Still, it's so awful to know that this happens in real life all the time...

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