“You know, in any relationship, affection is very important,” Sienna said to Vinit as she continued cleaning the Victorian vase.
Vinit didn’t respond as he continued playing his video game.
They had been married for six years, but it had been a loveless one right from the beginning. She was the one who worked and took care of household affairs, and all Vinit did was play video games and stay out with his friends until the wee hours.
Suddenly, something hit his head, and he fell forward. Sienna stood behind the vase, which now had a blood stain on it.
In her other hand, she held the proof of his years of infidelity.
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Kaveri Chhetri says
Moni, Moni, Moni… omg! u r giving ideas to people Anyway, loved this nano tale… too crisp n too on target.
Why she hit him with the vase? What exactly is the moral of this short story or you can say inner meaning of it?
Kindly elaborate with few more lines in the story.
Harjeet Kaur says
OMG! How do you come up with these gory tales 🙂 Gave me goosebumps just reading it. I actually imagined it happening like a reel in front of my eyes.You are too good at these nano tales.
Flavia Cutinho says
Whooow, after all that she did in those 6 years. infidelity was not what she deserved.
Anjali Tripathi says
I really like the way your story ends. You are blessed with this art, dear. Your stories touch differently. I wish I could be as dedicated and passionate about writing, just like you.
Madhu Bindra says
Affection is a given. She should have walked out instead of killing him and ruining her own life.
Neeta Kadam says
I read it twice. She took 6 years for this decision. The same way we woman continued our. Marriage for no reason..But I really shocked when the vase is satin with blood. Want to read the whole story. Please publish it.
Anuradha Sowmyanarayanan says
Really, affection is important in every relationship. But when it lacks………….. Rest is the story.
Ritu Bindra says
Good God! That pic did give it away, though. But I feel taking him to the cleaners would have been more apt.
Shail Thosani says
As always loved reading your short story. The climax is always un predictable. The photo of vase with blood stains is a great touch to the story.
Intriguing. Have always been a fan of your short stories. Many of them deserve a back story as they build such curiosity in the reader. This is one such story.
hmm…I was so ready to comment how true it was that affection AND RESPECT is very much needed to keep the love burning in every relationship…until I read till the end of the blog that this isn’t your typical article about relationship rather a short tale of a sad relationship.
Neha Jain says
Wow that’s awesome I loved how you keep the story short and crisp. Affection is always important
Noor Anand Chawla says
A gruesome tale!