A Rebirth

Indus Woman Writing is a website for Indian women writers to showcase their work. You can submit short stories, poems, recipes, book reviews etc. If you’re a published writer, you can also use their advertising services.

This week, the writing challenge was to use the following words in a short story of 200-400 words:

house, early, light, cold, rain, school,escape, December, hidden, through

In December 1971, East Pakistan became Bangladesh. An Indian military man is killed in the Indo-Pak war – or so, his mother’s instincts tell her. She is secretly glad. Why?

To find out, read my short story, A Rebirth, here. Please leave comments here or on the site.

*As a story that’s published on the IWW site cannot be published anywhere else, I have not included the story in this post.

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10 thoughts on “A Rebirth

  1. Shweta Dave June 17, 2015 / 11:45 AM

    After long I read such a powerful fiction…well it may have happened to someone who knows! The language super, crisp and lot said…the expression vivid. I loved it Sreesha!


  2. Chicky June 17, 2015 / 1:20 PM

    I admire people who can write fiction,especially with a given set of words. Your take was very good. I liked how you created your characters in so few words.


  3. Sreesha Divakaran June 17, 2015 / 2:09 PM

    You're right, it may have happened to someone. It was the norm to force a girl to marry her rapist. Let's hope somewhere, some mother recognized her son to be the monster he really is.


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