This post is published as an entry for the KING AND QUEEN OF 55F CONTEST – The first ever unique, challenge for the coveted title in micro fiction category. To catch the crowning moments and also be part of future editions and other contests, visit and register at Cafe GingerChai
The challenge is to write a set of three 55F, where the first two sets should be a story on its own and the two stories should climax / conclude / inter-twine in the third set of 55F
HER KID BROTHER
Nidhi hugged her kid brother tightly and cried.
The doctor had finally declared him out of danger. The few bruises left would heal soon.
“Didi, Don’t worry. I will love you more than Baba and Ma.”
“You are my sole reason to live.”
She had finished the last rites of their parents that day.
THE ONLY FAMILY
She signed the divorce papers with an iron will. She finally drew an end to 20 years of unhappiness.
“Have you come to live with us?”
“You are my only family.”
“There is hardly any spare room!”
“Arun! This is my house, too.”
“No, you signed it in my name last year, without checking the papers.”
REASON TO LIVE
She had lost count of the number of times she had come to court. Today she would finally get justice.
“Next matter is Nidhi Roy versus Arun Sen.”
The Judge noticed the frail old woman, suddenly falling down, clutching her heart.
She could bear the battle no more. She still loved her kid brother.
This is my second entry for the contest. The idea came to me when I published the first entry and was returning home from office. The title is borrowed from a book by Rohinton Mistry with the same name, which is a poignant tale of a brother-sister duo (and is completely different from what I have written here). One of my most favourite books and a must-read for all.