Half Widow #fridayfotofiction #fictionwriting



Half widow


As they together stepped out of  the office , someone pointed  “Hey , Our HR manager makes a sweet couple ”

” O ..No…No they are not couple , , Roma Mam  is a widow, rather Half Widow ”

“Half Widow ???? What does it mean ?? Who is that man ??Whose hand  is she holding ????”


Ten years ago

Roma’s husband  Rajiv was continually facing failures at work . That day when his bad luck hit him once again  in the job interview , it  might had become unbearable for him.  In the evening , Rajiv went for routine  walk but just didn’t come back. Lots of search in different cities & on social media , police complaints , but no clue at all . Rajiv just disappeared from Roma’s life . Is he even alive ? Nobody knows.


So many years have   passed . People started calling Roma as  Half Widow.

Roma  had to struggle but she  strengthened herself too and reached the position of the HR manager of the company.

Today , Even when   she has  to say NO to any  job interviewee,  she makes it a point to  bid him bye smilingly and hold his hand convincingly ,  hoping  that no other soul  diappears so  strangely from anybody’s life .

Linking it with Tina  for #fridayfotofiction

Note : I came to know of an upcoming movie to be released in March 2018. The movie is named  ‘Half Widow ‘ and it’s about women empowerment. I enjoyed writing for #fridayfotofiction after a long gap , with my mind taking ‘Half widow’ as a prompt.


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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11 Responses

  1. Anita khanna says:

    Very nice story of women empowerment .but every one cannot even see her struggle beside her strength.

  2. Meha says:

    Great take on the prompt!!

  3. Very refreshing take on the prompt, Monika! Yes, experiences can make us bitter or better. Glad Roma chose the latter.
    Good to see you back on #FridayFotoFiction

  4. Divya says:

    Very good attempt on fiction ! enjoyed reading it .

  5. Vishal says:

    Monika…..very refreshing take on the prompt, good work

  6. Munish says:

    very refreshing…good work

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