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The Losing Battle

Tring-tring the phone rang. Reema was busy in the kitchen. She came running wiping her wet hands on her kurta haphazardly. She was expecting this call.

"Hello?" She said.

"Ya Reema....." Her husband Vivek said slowly.

"So?" Reema held the phone tight.

"The doctor just confirmed it." Vivek said.

"Okay..." Her voice trailed off.

"I'm coming home. Lets talk then. Bye." Vivek hung up.

"Bye." She placed the receiver down slowly in its place.

She walked back towards the kitchen and continued doing the dishes. A tear fell from her eye into the wet basin.

The cancer was back. And this time it was in the last stage. She had fought a hard battle four years ago. But this time she knew she had already lost it.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

~ Soumya


  1. Too close for comfort, this scenario.
    Life is so so unfair.

    1. Oh all is well I hope. Yeah, life really is unfair.

  2. Life just turns around when we think everything is fine!

  3. i have pancreatic cancer,though i have choice to take treatment and live,i din't choose treatment coz am fed up with superficial relationships and half-hearted emotions in this world.from my childhood i could not get along with people coz people are not whole-hearted.i feel death is the most happiest thing that can happen to a true and honest person.well, am 25yr old who is not frustrated or geography teacher used to call me SMILEY coz i always had smile on my face and it never vanished till date.i miss that smile among people,the real smile.

    1. Oh I don't know what to say except that you have earned my respect.

      Take care you!

  4. Sounds as if you have seen it from close. One of my close friends has it and I can relate to the whole post.

    1. Yes I have. Take good care of your friend.


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