“I thought you’d leave me, forever”.

As a new norm, they communicate and discuss their deeply troubling issues in the relationship to strengthen the bond. But, this was totally unexpected. It’s not even a thought that has crossed the poor mind or that could even be imagined!

“After a little fight, your figure disappearing at the end of the street still remains inked in my mind. I hadn’t expected you to leave me then, that too locking me in.”

“I don’t even remember the incident. Which day are you talking about? Is it not a usual thing to lock you in when I go out temporarily so as to not disturb your task?”

“That particular day, it didn’t feel like it. We made peace over it eventually and it’s even been more than 20 years now. But for years after that incident, your disappearance seemed to haunt me more than any apparition.”

“I’m sorry, dear. I didn’t know you were hurt”. They hugged each other with tears flowing.

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, a few are the ones that come out of her daughter’s mouth. She realized that a child’s fear feels like nothing to an adult but it is everything to the child.

Credits & Footnote

In response to ‘Eugi’s Weekly Prompt’ – Haunting.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. -Eugi ☕️ says:

    A rather sad story but with a good ending. Your story sends an important message to mothers and fathers. Thank you for joining in.

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad you could relate to the essence of the story, Mam. Thank you for the prompt!

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      1. -Eugi ☕️ says:

        My pleasure, Anisha! 😊

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  2. Sadje says:

    A very poignant story Anisha

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Mam! ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  3. SamSahana says:

    Wow, this is just so beautiful! Had a lump on my throat reading it.

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad these words produced such an impact. Thanks a lot, Sahana!


  4. akshita1776 says:

    Sad but oh so good!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Yeah, relationship dilemmas are peculiar. Thank you, Akshita!


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