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The Note!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 70. Write a tale within 280 characters or less using the given photo prompt!

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An excited Amit rushed to their usual meeting place at the park. Seema and he were to wed that day much against her parent’s wishes. Instead he found a note from her brother which read,” We have killed Seema for disgracing our family.” Amit froze there with shock and disbelief!

Letter count 278

 

It is shameful that in spite of calling ourselves a progressive country, we still get to read about such brutal murders, here in India.  An honor killing is a homicide of  a member of a family, due to the killer’s ( usually a member of the family) belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonor to the family, or has violated the principles of a community or a religion, usually for reasons such as refusing to enter an arranged marriage, being in a relationship that is disapproved by their family, having sex outside marriage, becoming the victim of rape, dressing in ways which are deemed inappropriate, engaging in non-heterosexual relations or renouncing a faith.

 

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45 comments on “The Note!

  1. Pantho The Tragic Hero
    February 6, 2018

    It’s sad…really when will we develop?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Kat Myrman
    February 6, 2018

    Oh my. What makes your tale even more chilling is the fact, as you point out, this is an ongoing happening even in modern time. So sad.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
    February 6, 2018

    The death note! Intense!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Megha's World
    February 6, 2018

    Honor killings.. the most dishonorable act of all.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. soiba
    February 6, 2018

    Oh this has to stop! Lately this had been on my mind too, makes me so sad!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 6, 2018

      I know. It’s high time. In fact today’s paper carried an article about the Supreme Court’s verdict on the same. But at the grassroot level things take time to change.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    February 6, 2018

    Painful , sad but important topic raised!!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Jolayemi Emmanuel
    February 6, 2018

    Hmm human has a nature of excuses

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Meenakshi Sethi
    February 6, 2018

    Many years ago one of my distant cousin was killed by his brother’s inlaws who actually came to kill his brother.
    These incidents destroy whole family. Very nice attempt Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Infinite Living
    February 7, 2018

    Very sad …

    Liked by 1 person

  10. calmkate
    February 7, 2018

    great creative writing and really appreciate that you tied it into a controversial topic! I have often wondered how people could murder their own family members but it’s far too common 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 7, 2018

      Thanks Kate. That question bothers me too. The years of unconditional love for your child all wiped out just because her decision is different from yours? Ridiculous!

      Liked by 1 person

      • calmkate
        February 7, 2018

        shows how self-centred so many of us are … real love is to respect and support even when their views differ from yours!

        Liked by 1 person

      • radhikasreflection
        February 7, 2018

        I agree with you 💯 percent!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Ekaterina Tretiakova
    February 7, 2018

    So heartbreaking, and an important epidemic to address. Very powerful writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Dahlia
    February 7, 2018

    Scary how true to life this is! Well penned Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Divya Deepak Rao
    February 8, 2018

    Such a powerful story there and much needed today. In a few lines you’ve managed to capture the ruthless components of our society.

    Liked by 1 person

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  15. thewritewomanblog
    February 18, 2018

    It is sad that parents and sometimes even siblings and relatives chip in to finish off their own blood just in the name of honor. Was reading about one that even asked the son if he had a last wish before finishing him off. What honor is left in killing. And then to kill your own. Ruthless!
    You have touched a very important topic that is rampant in a country that is on its road to progress and development.

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