A mother to Priya outside the school-
“Let’s catch up over coffee someday.”
“Is there something important to discuss?”
Her colleagues to Priya-
“Why don’t you join us for a drink tonight?”
“I really can’t. Need to rush back home.”
A dancer in her troup to Priya-
“Staying back after the show?”
“Would love to, but can’t.”
They called her “Cinderella”, because she always disappeared when her work was done. But Priya didn’t mind. When you are a mother and a journalist and a dancer, and are equally passionate about all three, you survive only if you learn to prioritize.
A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.