THE LOVERS’ CURSE   (100 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

By Neel Anil Panicker

A grieving lover is no grasshopper.

It’s been two years since she died, though memories of her dwell longer, eons perhaps, as Rajesh walks past the college corridors to take the day’s first class, head bent and blind to students’ sniggers; ears desperately fighting the barrage of snide remarks, albeit muted, that are his due for loving and losing one of their very own, the brightest of them all __ the ever smiling, ever happy Priyanka Desai, Priyanka to all, Priya  to her friends, but simply Piu to him__ the love of her life and the reason for her suicide.

©neelanilpanicker2017  #fiction  #short story #FF # 100words

10 March 2017


27 thoughts on “neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FF/100words/09/03/2017

  1. How sad, that he not only carries that guilt, but that others ridicule and shun him for it. Unless their approbation is all in his imagination, another sign of him punishing himself too harshly, and be unable to let go of the tragedy.

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  2. She could have just turned to alcohol or drugs. She didn’t have to kill herself. (joking here).

    In truth, suicide always leaves questions and the tendency to feel guilty. Was he to fault, could he have prevented it? Probably not. There were demons inside that overwhelmed her.

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