20 Eric Wicklund January 28th 2018

© Eric Wicklund

By Neel Anil Panicker

The vows, the marriage vows, the one the two had uttered, every single word affirmed loud and clear, its intonation and enunciation, tone, pitch and volume, the modulation, inflection and elucidation of every single syllabic sound perfect to a T, all merrily cheered by every one of the select gathering of cherished friends and relatives as well as the entire paraphernalia of uncles, aunts, cousins et al __the penumbra of well wishers and gatherers who had come to bless the newly weds at the local church__the momentous event flashed past Jennifer’s mind as a sepia tinged memory that unfolded in ultra slow motion ala a long drawn TV soap opera.

How divinely graceful did she look as the pastor clasped their hands__ hers and Benny’s__ solemnly pronouncing them man and wife.

Alas! The euphoria lasted exactly six years. Six blissful years when hubby dear worshiped the ground she walked on, treating her like a queen, loving and caring for her to the hilt, passionately fulfilling every single need, want, and desire that she had ever nurtured in her bosom.

Then came the day when she became persona non grata; turned into just another discarded woman, left to drown herself in sorrow.


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10 thoughts on “neelwrites/vowtohow!/sundayphotofiction/shortstory/29/01/2018

  1. Tragic, but I suppose not uncommon for a lot of marriages.

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  2. All good things come to an end, sadly. Nice one neel.


  3. Sad, to be thinking back on that magical time when she thought everything would be wonderful forever. But then, weddings can be so over-the-top with their romance and promises — how can a day-to-day marriage ever hope to live up to the hype?

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    1. Yes, a very sad but frightening reality of today’s fractured times.

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  4. How awful that life wold turn around on her like that. It must have been a terrible shock.


  5. michael1148humphris

    Nicely told, but a sad reflection of marriage without compassion.


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