Note: This story is written by Author Suman Mukherjee, He is the author of six books which are already doing well. So, today’s tale is by him. You can also follow his stories on oops.in.
Their parents loved them with the power of a thousand suns. Aditi had a heart as big as sunflower and her brother Aarav had that cheeky grin and was all the more adorable. He was ten years old, his sister was seven, both intelligent and kind.
They were my neighbors. I would often see the father, Abhay Sood, dancing with his children to crazy and silly music sometimes on the lawn or in the kitchen. He chased them around the house, giggling and laughing all the way playing hide & seek with his kids. Their mother, Aparna, surrounded them with love. She was their shelter, their guardian, their anchor- always fierce in their defense.
Aparna was the first victim of the pandemic, followed by her husband a couple of months later.
And Aditi and Aarav soon started a new life with a new family at the new orphanage!
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Oh, this is so heartbreaking and a sad reality many families faced during the pandemic. I wish both kids find homes that can make their lives happier.
oh dear! this story was so heart felt and sad at the same time. All I wish is for them to still see the good in life despite the tragedy that happened to their family.
Kaveri Chhetri says
so heartbreaking Moni… can’t even imagine. I haven’t read any of Suman Mukherjee’s works but this surely hit hard.
Life is unpredictable and we dont when happy life turned dark making life miserable. I can understand the level of pain the kids experiencing in life especially in the case when they were of the age when they know who their parents were. I wish both siblings of your short story get a happy home where they can get the parental love which they deserve for a healthy life ahead. Wonderful and thought provoking story.
Anuradha Sowmyanarayanan says
Swati Mathur says
What? Heartbreaking story. But I know this is a reality for many. Pandemic has destroyed many families and this is very painful.
Anjali Tripathi says
Very heart touching story. It happens that people pay too much attention to material things. After some time they understand that it is a mistake and that true connection with family and friends is far more valuable.
Anjali Tripathi says
Very heart touching story. It happens that people pay too much attention to material things. After some time they understand that it is a mistake and that true connection with family and friends are far more valuable.
Neeta Kadam says
The home is filled with love and laughter turned into a silent zone. Pandamic was hitted so badly in real life too. What happened then? I am curious to know. Will there be second part?
Harjeet Kaur says
This is too close for comfort. I lost my son last year. How many lives just disappear? Kids raised in an orphanage will always carry scars. Short but effective review.
Madhu Bindra says
Well written. I am confused. Is this a whole story are the beginning of one?
Ritu Bindra says
Well written. This is a reality for so many kids during the pandemic. Happy families torn apart in a matter of weeks.
Shail Thosani says
Such a sad story! Two kids being orphaned due to pandemic. There are so many such relatable stories out there and so many we have seen with our own eyes. The pandemic has taken so many lives.
Such a sad tale and so true. Many lives have turned upside down due to the pandemic. Many kids seperated from siblings so immediately after losing parents.
This is too shocking. I really don’t want to think about the lives , especially the kids’ lives that have gone during the pandemic. Just can’t fathom kids getting orphaned .
Nikita Jhanglani says
That end shook me pretty hard!
Pooja Sriram says
I am a fan of short stories. And this one so powerfully conveys so many emotions in such few sentences. Kudos!
Jhilmil D Saha says
The havoc that the last 2 years of the pandemic had done to so many families is irreconcilable. Short but impactful story.
What a hard-hitting post this was. I am speechless and shattered
Noor Anand Chawla says
Oh that’s so sad!