Morning Blues

The housekeeper walked in and blushed at the sight. It told her a mischievous story. She giggled to herself as she straightened the bedsheets and hummed a romantic tune.
The crumpled satin sheets held the promise of a love fulfilled. The mirror must have been a witness to their trysts, she thought naughtily.

In the bathroom, Jaya gingerly applied another layer of foundation. It barely managed to hide the bluish-black marks on her fair skin.Β She walked to the kitchen listlessly. The tea was ready. She took the pan off the heat and tipped the steaming liquid into the cups. She slowly added the sugar and stirred it in noisily. The spoon clinked musically against the side of the cup.

Outside the birds chirped cheerfully, heralding a new day.

Her bruises and broken dreams sang a different song. Romance existed only in dreams. Or inside the pages of her favourite novel. Her realities were different.Β They were the stuff nightmares were made of.

28 thoughts on “Morning Blues

  1. Wow what a 180 degree turn – I love your plot twists! And yes appearances can be deceiving – under each picture perfect surface often exists another story. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you, Sassy! (Hope you don’t mind me calling you that) Sorry I made you sad. Glad the writing had that impact. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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    2. Of course. I like Sassy! I loved the contrast between what’s projected and what the reality is. And that’s kinda sad right? But you’re a great writer and you must give yourself a pat on the back!

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    3. So true! What we perceive at face value is sometimes so much different from the reality. And sometimes, we even comment on the basis of what we percieve. Imagine the housekeeper telling Jaya, “sahab loves you so much” or that “you seem to have had a fun night!” πŸ˜₯
      Thank you. I shall do that (pat on the back) πŸ™‚

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    4. Exactly ! Facebook is just the same. Everybody seems to be falling in love, travelling, getting promoted, getting married, having babies. What we don’t see is the stuff under the wraps. That’s why I have begun to connect with blogging. It’s somehiow a place where we can be honest and real πŸ™‚

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    5. You hit the nail on the head. FB is a blatant self-promotional bragging tool. I do that, more so now bec of WS. πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ Blogging (and writing) is certainly a more effective place to share your real thoughts. I too felt that.

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