Getting Even


"I'm sorry, I'll never do it again. I don't know what I was thinking", quipped Saahil.

Niharika was quiet. Finally, "Do you love her?", she asked.

"No honey, I love you. It was just one time, a mistake. Please forgive me."

                              *A gun shot*

Saahil lay on the floor with blood oozing out of his temple. He wriggled for a while before going still.

"Now, we're even." Niharika said and walked away, cupping her swollen belly.

~ Soumya

22 comments:

  1. Wow! powerful one this!

    Short, sweet and sureshot!

    Beautifully chilling :)

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  2. i wish i could have done that....it hurts like hell and no longer you live

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    1. You should have. Infidelity deserves nothing less.

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  3. I could picturise it. good one!

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  4. Soumya,

    OMG! She had nerves of steel to take such a strong step. How I wish she had punished him by some other way for the sake of child she was carrying.

    Take care

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    1. Infidelity deserves no other punishment Jack. She did exactly what I would have done.

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  5. That was too quick...on the other hand, she probably still has a few months to go

    Cheers
    CRD

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    1. Again, just what I told Jack. Infidelity deserves no less than death.

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    2. what i meant to say was that the punishment ended too soon. Slow death (maybe lasting for a few months) would have been more like it

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    3. WOW!! Why didn't I think of it?

      I was just reflecting my state of mind here.

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  6. That was too quick...on the other hand, she probably still has a few months to go

    Cheers
    CRD

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  7. I kind of echo Jack's comment here - but crisp. Good. :)

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    1. Echoing my reply to Jack's comment :)
      Thanks Sri.

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  8. Can mind and its travails be ever predicted or harnessed?
    What is infidelity actually?
    Putting up a pretense and games behind is of course unpardonable..but not enough to kill.
    She should actually kill him from her mind.. has she succeeded in doing that with that gunshot.. i wonder!
    And what if one pledges love and later on feels a vacuum? which is later on filled by another?

    Crisp writing and it had the desired effect.. the reader jolts.. Good Soumya

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    1. Its all in the mind and its complexities. She did what she had to and wanted to, at that moment. That's the beauty of being a victim. You lose the capacity to think.

      Thanks pygmalion. Nice to see you here after long :)

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  9. DAMN!! That was just expected!!!

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  10. Aye!! I could use a gun shot...few actually :-)

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  11. So crisp... That's the only punishment for the biggest crime possible...

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