D: Doll House

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"Oh just shut up. I'm tired of your nonsense." He yells at his wife.

"Really? Imagine how tired I should be after putting up with you all these years?" She retorts.

"Get lost. I just hope that the divorce comes through soon."

"Why should I leave? This is my house too. You leave. And yes, I cannot wait for the day the divorce comes through. I'll celebrate like there is no tomorrow."

"Yes. Another excuse for you to get drunk."

"I only started drinking after I married you."

"Oh, how I wish I had not. Atleast I would have been happy for the last ten years."

"Its never too late. You can get out and stay happy."

"This is my house. I want you out of it."

"I paid for this house too. Half of it is mine."

"Fine. You keep this half. I keep the other."

That night just before going to bed, little Sara draws a line at the center of her doll house using a chalk. Just like how her parents had.

Linking to the A to Z Challenge.

42 comments:

  1. I feel so sad for Sara and the other children who are the victims of divorce :(

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  2. Aww, poor little Sara. It's always the little ones who pay the heaviest price.

    Dropping by from the A-Z - Good luck for the rest of the challenge!

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    1. I know! That's the sad part.

      Thanks Varan!

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  3. Wow... For the presentation. A sad truth the child pays for the behaviour of parents.

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  4. aaawww!!! :( thats a sad post! :(

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  5. I read the last line and my heart went out to that little girl! So sad!

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  6. This is why parents need to be role models for their kids --- a divorce can be handled amicably instead of turning so ugly. Nice go with the letter D

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    1. I agree. Such things affect the children really badly.

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  7. "Why should I leave? This is my house too..." Most women doesn't get the opportunity to utter these words in India.

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  8. Now that is a tragic post, Soumya! What effect our words have on kids. Sigh...


    *Shailaja/Alternate Angles/A-Z*

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  9. Oh that's sad! Children do what they see :(

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  10. Ouch! What a thoughtful post. What a sad observation on when life goes wrong and we hurt the innocents.

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  11. Oh god! What that kid might have gone through, witnessing such a scene :(

    Double Jeopardy

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  12. :( that's so sad :( such domestic fights leave scar in children's mind.

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  13. Divorce isn't as glamorous as it looks in movies. It comes really hard on children. For them parents are the first people who they look upon. When they split up it becomes a nightmare for them to accept. Nice take. Liked the makeover. Good job. :)

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    1. I know. They way they show it in movies, you might want to get one :)

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  14. The effect such actions of parents has on their kids is huge and sadly they never realized it. Nice way of portraying a child's perspective during this agonized time.

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  15. Sad how these things affect children :(

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  16. Your twists leave me speechless .... this was so touching ... brilliant as always.

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  17. Separation leaves such a major impact on kids. Poor little things! :(

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