Burning Bride #fridayfotofiction

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#Fridayfotofiction is a weekly bloghop which celebrates fiction writing based on the photo prompt.

All were enjoying Bonfire at the NariNiketan . But  as expected, Neha didn’t come out of her room . Everyone knew she gets  frightened at the sight of fire .

Asha Didi   went   to her  and  again saw her   lost in her past as usual , browsing her wedding album.

How enthusiastic she used to be earlier ! How the magical love in the college had made her  tie knot with Varun around the sacred fire ! But her family  just couldn’t satisfy the greed of her in-laws. How she became a victim of domestic violence and of Bride Burning !!! (Tears  were making  itching sensation while rolling down her burnt cheeks)

Neha had somehow managed to escape  from her in-laws but her fifty percent burns  were just not allowing the terrifying memories to escape.

“Neha , Don’t keep feeling like a victim, you are a survivor. Burn your past memories ,not your dreams ” Asha Didi fondled her.

Today, Neha could gather enough courage.  She went out and flinged   her melancholy along with  wedding album in the Bonfire .

The survivor of Bride Burning slowly started turning bright.


Linking it with Tina and Mayuri for #fridayfotofiction

I am taking part in WriteTribe #writetribeproblogger challenge October 2017



Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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14 Responses

  1. Anagha Yatin says:

    Phoenix always rises from ash, so will Neha!
    A compact, positive tale, Monika!!!

  2. Tina Basu says:

    More power to her. I’ll be happy if her in-laws burn too! Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

  3. Lavanya says:

    Oh,oh. Fiction rooted in reality. Hope all the real world Neha’s have her courage too. Nice write!

  4. Kudos to her! I wish girls realised that they are important too!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  5. Yuvi Zoplus says:

    Wonder if such things, like burning a lady by her in-laws, happen in the Indian society in 2017 or is this just fiction? Hasn’t this evil been taken care?

  6. Good one Monika. There is always a hope for the future. It might take time to realize but when someone comes out from problems they become brave and be ready to take many challenges in life.

  7. Anita says:

    Yes ,our greedy society don’t bother of the endless pain of a bride .But rules are differently made for their own daughter

  8. Alice Gerard says:

    Wow, that’s horrifying! Fortunately, she survived. I hope that she gets away from those horrible in laws.

    • Monika says:

      Its always better to get away from such people well in advance , But the girl just keeps waiting if the situations would improve, this happens especialy with Indian girls

  9. Rajlakshmi says:

    This is such a poignant tale. Such a shame what greed can people do.

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