The Note!

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


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.



45 thoughts on “The Note!”

  1. 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 😦

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  2. 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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