The Burden Of Sorrow

“It’s hard for me grasp how any mother could be so callous!” the nurses’ quarter was uncharacteristically abuzz with gossip. The woman in Private Room # 301 on the third floor had just been informed her baby, born prematurely at 23 weeks, had died in the incubator.

Mia nodded in acknowledgement of the news.

She drifted off to sleep. No tears. No screams. The paediatrician looked hesitantly at the nurse beside him. The nurse shrugged and walked out of the room. The doctor followed.

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This story has been written for 200 Word Tuesdays (#200WT). The themes for June are Indifference and In The Stars

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12 thoughts on “The Burden Of Sorrow

  1. Whatsup Guy June 17, 2015 / 12:57 PM

    Hmm well … I guess this is yet another story that everyone will hate, but I like Mia, for being a strong.


  2. Sreesha Divakaran June 17, 2015 / 2:13 PM

    Mia knows there's no point expressing her sorrow, because what's lost is lost and her loss is too great to be fit into a bracket of tears.


  3. Nabanita June 18, 2015 / 5:55 AM

    I think I understand Mia..I like that she is strong 🙂


  4. Beloo Mehra June 18, 2015 / 8:05 AM

    The title of the story does perfect justice to the depth of the emotion described there. Admire the strength of Mia.


  5. Sreesha Divakaran June 26, 2015 / 4:29 AM

    It definitely doesn't. But the judgmental society is ruled by appearances.


  6. Sreesha Divakaran June 30, 2015 / 5:25 AM

    I know. Most people think they know us just by reading our expressions.


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