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. 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. They were the stuff nightmares were made of.

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  • MindandLifeMatters
    Posted at 03:12h, 07 March Reply

    Intriguing story, well written!

  • Wandering Soul
    Posted at 04:28h, 07 March Reply

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Mahevash
    Posted at 04:40h, 07 March Reply

    Heartbreaking story. Very well written.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 04:45h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you so much! For reading and commenting too 🙂

      • Mahevash
        Posted at 04:47h, 07 March Reply

        You’re most welcome. You are a gifted storyteller 🙂

        • Wandering Soul
          Posted at 05:38h, 07 March Reply

          Thank you! That means a lot to me. 🙂

          • Mahevash
            Posted at 05:57h, 07 March

            You’re very welcome 🙂

  • sassandsauce
    Posted at 06:37h, 07 March Reply

    This is so sad 🙁 But loved the way it’s written.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:41h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you, Sassy! (Hope you don’t mind me calling you that) Sorry I made you sad. Glad the writing had that impact. 😉 😀

      • sassandsauce
        Posted at 06:43h, 07 March Reply

        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!

        • Wandering Soul
          Posted at 06:48h, 07 March Reply

          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!” :'(
          Thank you. I shall do that (pat on the back) 🙂

          • sassandsauce
            Posted at 06:51h, 07 March

            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 🙂

          • Wandering Soul
            Posted at 07:00h, 07 March

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

  • Dr Meg Sorick
    Posted at 13:18h, 07 March Reply

    Whoa, did not see that coming, the way it started! Well written, my friend. And sad and true that appearances can be deceiving. One must look deeper….

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 13:28h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you so much, Dr. Sorick. That comment is so very special. Glad it sprung that surprise 🙂

      • Dr Meg Sorick
        Posted at 13:36h, 07 March Reply

        Also still working on photos! My Ireland photos are all over the place 🙁 I might have to send them a few at a time!

        • Wandering Soul
          Posted at 13:38h, 07 March Reply

          No worries! At your own sweet time. 🙂 Thank you for doing it at all. 🙂

  • Visakha
    Posted at 04:04h, 08 March Reply

    Well written! 🙂

  • Sharat Pathak
    Posted at 07:51h, 09 March Reply

    Its sad.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 08:01h, 09 March Reply

      It is, but then it’s reality for some. 🙁

      • Sharat Pathak
        Posted at 08:04h, 09 March Reply

        not only sad but bad as well.
        Why would some one be so insane.

  • sassandsauce
    Posted at 11:02h, 21 March Reply

    This was what I was talkinh about! 🙂

  • Aashi
    Posted at 09:18h, 14 June Reply

    Aahaa! Pretty nice😉😉😃

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  • msaraf
    Posted at 20:02h, 29 May Reply

    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!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 21:00h, 29 May Reply

      True! So often people just assume whatever simply because of what appears on the surface. Glad you liked the story. Thank you so much! 🙂

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