Chandru's Pink Elephant...

Two-year old Chandru dozed off - cuddled up with his favorite pink-elephant.

A tight slap woke him up - Chandru whimpered when he saw the stick in his mother’s hand. He knew these toys that his mother sold on streets for a living, were out of bounds for him. But the child in him refused…

Link this 55 word fiction to Day 6 of WT Fest....





22 comments:

  1. No Meena, no. Don't write such sad stories :(

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  2. Ouch.... I felt that slap :( Touching !

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  3. Yoo.. where did my comment go ? !

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  4. How sad :( Why can't the child have just one toy? How did she get the heart to hit him. Oh the things poverty forces people to do!

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  5. What a heart felt write. It's sad how poverty can change the feelings of a mother.

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  6. Why o Why? Why hit a child? Very sad 55er. :(

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  7. That.. was very sad.. :( no..really ;( .. wonderful one Meena.. nice impact in so less words..

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  8. hard hitting truth...i guess i have seen such mothers, not the one who take away toys, but on similar lines.

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  9. Very cruel mother !! Poor little boy!!!

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  10. The mother could have spared one toy for her child. very sad. poverty is bad.

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  11. Hard to make a child understand.

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  12. It's hard for a mother to do so....maybe her circumstances....???

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  13. Oh no!! She certainly could spare one pink elephant for her baby?? How cruel. Even if you don't have much you should always provide for your child.

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  14. oh no! How heart wrenching for the poor child :(
    Such a sad situation to be n for both mother and child...

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  15. Tears in my eyes... so much pain for one so young :(

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  16. Sad, but very realistic. Hardships and poverty rob some kids of their childhood.

    Well written.

    Do drop by mine. I blog at www.scriptedinsanity.blogspot.in

    Cheers
    CRD

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