Behind Closed Doors


I tried to make it look like a suicide. She had heard me talk to Dev on the phone. She did not say anything at first, but later confronted me. I agreed to it and begged her not to tell it to Surjan, my husband. She agreed. But every time she needed a favour, she threatened me. A stinky maid, threatening the royal princess? I was not someone to take blackmail so easily. So when she was alone, I strangled her and pulled the fan down in her room.

I had an affair with Dev, the second prince. While my husband was away with the chief courtesan. Dev loved me whole heartedly and I did too. But no one would understand that. 

I watched her being lowered to the ground. She had to die, for my love to survive. Even if it was behind closed doors. I was filled with regret and anger. For what I had done. Various emotions flooded me and I did not know how I would handle being a murderer in my mind. But a part of me, felt free. 

The only solace being, the secret remained.


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

~ Soumya

36 comments:

  1. Love is a dual emotion. Crisp writing.

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  2. Very nice one.But the question is for how long the secret remained.

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    1. Well, for now, it remained. Thank you KP.

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  3. Wow, that's a powerful story covering a lot of emotions. I think she had full rights to have an affair but maybe not for killing. Good one Soumya :)

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    1. I agree. But she had to save the affair.

      Thank you Ma'am :)

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  4. The lengths people go to for keeping their secret a secret. Nicely written!

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  5. I read somewhere most of the murderers feel stronger after kill...I suppose this is how it works in case of terrorism...
    nice post

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    1. Par Royal family ke haath aur zyada lambe hote hai Ramesh babu! :P

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  7. OH GOD THIS IS SUPER INTENSE!

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  8. Nice one Soumya :-) . A simple story of extra marital affair written in different and interesting way. !

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  9. Oooh a bit dark post. All the best and lovely attempt at the prompt :)

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  10. People can and will do anything to keep a secret hidden
    At least she murdered her and not tortured her

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  11. Nice Kill.
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    May Almighty give some kinda shock absorber to ur husband, as i know no secret is a secret if it is with a woman.

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    1. Well, I have no idea what you are trying to say here!

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  12. *shiver* Well written.

    comment above seems to be a huge stereotype :P

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    1. Hahaha totally agree.

      Thanks love! :)

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  13. Duality is very good when it comes to portraying emotions because the human mind is so easily flickering, nice approach!

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