Reason To Live

Copyright - Björn Rudberg

Our holiday home is situated between the mountains, enveloped by lush greenery and the smell of nature. This was the first time I was coming here after the divorce, something that I had not seen coming. I intended to punish him by killing myself in the very room where he made love to me for the first time, the same room where he had proposed. I look around, the house seems empty and devoid of emotions but suddenly I hear giggles. The innocent laughter of my children and the luminous smile on their faces, change my decision in a second.

This five sentence fiction is written for the topic 'Luminous' at Lillie McFerrin Writes.

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 8th August.

66 comments:

  1. Good, I'm happy she changed her decision. Why should she take her own life ? It's just that he doesn't deserve her. The children do, don't they ?
    Luminous, this one !

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    1. The children definitely do. Thank Sreeja!

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  2. Crisp in powerful five sentences. Makes an impact.

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  3. Good decision. I also like when people combine two or more prompts :-)

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  4. There maybe just one reason to die but a million reasons to live. I'm glad she did the right thing.

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  5. Dear Soumyaa,

    Glad the children's laughter changed her mind. Killing herself in every room would've proved difficult if not impossible. Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  6. Love that you changed .. a suicide always punish more than one person..

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  7. Nice one Soumyaa... Glad she changed her decision :)

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  8. I thought my life was over when I got divorced. Then I realized he'd been making my life miserable for quite some time, and I was better off without him. He never cheated, he was just a very negative person who criticized me a lot more than he ever said anything kind about me. We did have three great kids together, and we were able to get along more civilly after the divorce.
    I think your story probably rings true for a lot of people. I love the little picture too.
    http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2014/08/l-is-for-luminous.html

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    1. I'm glad you sorted out the mess. Thanks for reading Wanda :)

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  9. I'm happy that the luminous smile on the faces of her children changed her decision.

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    1. Me too. Thanks for reading Ranu! :)

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  10. Oh, how glad I am she changed her mind!

    You write magically Soumya.. :)

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  11. The emotions are brilliantly depicted...
    Good one!

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  12. Bad memories and good memories, only need to see which ones are the most important. Nice story!

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  13. Phew! Happy ending, sorry beginning for the children :) A divorce is already tough and loss of a mother is unimaginable. Good one!

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  14. Enjoyed the twist at the end. A happy ending. :]

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  15. Lovely :) I want a home like that, someday.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get it someday :)

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  16. suicide is not the solution, beautifully written

    http://blogthepoint.blogspot.com/2014/08/luminous-smile.html

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  17. The heart of a mother :)
    Beautiful in a manner !

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  18. Nicely done.. Good that she changed her mind!!

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  19. Kids make life worthwhile. Positive story, Soumya :)

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  20. Oh, nice little twist at the end. Well done.

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  21. Wow, 5 liner story with depth and a cute end. I never knew such contests exist, thanks :)

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  22. Life is all about making choices-good & bad....with faith & hopes.
    Nice narrative. Good wishes :-)

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  23. Nice title - Reason to live. It is their innocence and unconditional love that keeps a lot of people alive.

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  24. Soumya, My first comment disappeared, so here's a second one: I'm also glad that she changed her mind. The children need her. Well written. : ) ---Susan

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    1. Thank you for coming back to check :)

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  25. I'm glad this had a happy ending - revenge of any kind doesn't ever really have the desired effect...

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  26. Soumya,

    Absolute truth. One has responsibilities towards children and can not leave them in lurch. Thanks for clarifying it is fiction as I was perturbed while reading it.

    Take care

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    1. Fiction it was.

      Thank you for your concern Jack.

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  27. Oh, my heart just did a somersault! What a lovely way to blend the prompts. I especially liked your interpretation of Luminous :)

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  28. A second is all it takes, whether to destruct or to construct. The path is in our hands.

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  29. A good decision for sure and here's wishing them all a beautiful life

    Bikram's

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