Flash Fiction

The Eternal Bond #FridayFotoFiction


The scars made him furious. The heated arguments had now turned violent. His heart cried seeing her in pain though she tried her best to hide it.

She always shushed him saying she wants to give him another chance, that she wants to save her marriage.

Her husband treated her like trash, like a property, like a trophy. But, she isn’t ready to move out.

Why? He asked her umpteen numbers of times. Only to get the same reply- that she loved him, that she married him without her parents’ consent and the relationship is her responsibility.

Now, however, a line had been crossed. He cannot see more scars on her body.

That day, he stormed in her life, took her hand and made her walk out of the insulting and painful relationship.

He promised to protect his sister. It was time to fulfill that promise.


Word Count: 146 words

Women not just in India but across the world are in a troubled relationship. But, they don’t walk out thinking that perhaps it’s their responsibility to make their marriage work, no matter what the situation is, no matter how their husband is. Sometimes, it’s also the family and the society which doesn’t support such women in taking a decision. In fact, they push her further down in the tormented relationship, saying that is what her future/destiny is.

However, sometimes all these women need is a little support, a little push to tell them that walking out is  the right thing to do. A violent relationship should hold no place in a woman’s life no matter how much she loves her better half. If the husband cannot respect his wife, he has no right to her love, her respect, her care, and sex (most important).

I hope with changing times more women find the courage, the strength to fight for their right, for their respect, for their life.

Linking this post to @Mayuri6  and @twinklingtina  for FridayFotoFiction

Author: rashi mital

A mother and a travel enthusiast, I love speed and am proud of my driving skills. In my free time I love reading, writing, and sometimes doing nothing. I try to live every moment and believe in living young despite the age.

8 Comments on “The Eternal Bond #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Lovely story Rashi. Yes, women choose to stay in troubled relationships and its partly because if something is wrong it is their fault. High time, we move past this notion and live happy lives.

    1. Absolutely right, Meha. It’s time women stop thinking that they are responsible for each and everything in the relationship. It’s time women think about themselves. It’s time women become a little selfish. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    1. You’re right, Shalini. Abusive relationships are toxic for whoever is suffering. The sooner we realize and move out the better. Thanks much for dropping by 🙂

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