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Take This and Forget Everything


“Take this and forget everything.” Mukul said. The man could not believe his eyes and ears.

“Saheb, what are you saying? How can you say something like that?” Gopi trembled while speaking.

Mukul added three more notes above the 2 lying below. “I think that will be enough. Take this and forget everything.”

Gopi just stared at the table. He was shocked to see Mukul’s behavior. But there were other thoughts too that were swimming in his mind. He just looked at Mukul with tears in his eyes.

“Alright I will make you one last deal Gopi.” He threw five more notes on the table. “I think with this you can improve the life of your wife and children. I am having no more deals with you. Take this and forget everything. Otherwise you will keep fighting for something you will never achieve. You know how powerful and wealthy these people are? You will keep wasting your time and money if you keep struggling for justice.” Mukul said half annoyed.

Gopi had never seen ten thousand rupees in his life. He could not help his trembling hands that took the money and stashed it in his pocket. Quickly he left the place mourning over what he has done. But on the other hand he could see a bright light. With this money, he could clear his debt and could offer a better future to his son and two daughters. But of course he will never be able to forgive himself for what he has done. He knew he will have to face hell in the after life and he has lost the worthiness of being called a father. But all he could think right now was to improvise the life of his hungry children and wife.

His 12 years old daughter was raped and killed. The body was found near the woods. A local man had seen a car flying away from the scene and had told Gopi about it. But later, he had refused to testify. Gopi was left alone to offer justice to the soul of his daughter. He had banged the door of inspector Mukul for helping him out and filing a case.


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. We give out themes for creative writing each weekend for Indian bloggers.


Insight:
For this weekend, the post had to have a sentence that is repeated three times in the post (not consecutively). The social degradation is what occupies my mind these days and this was what I came up with at the very first thought.


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Kirti
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October 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM delete

Beautifully written.

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October 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM delete

a very relevant social evil you have exposed here...exploitation of the helplessness.....indeed a wow post !

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Kalpana Solsi
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October 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM delete

The rich and powerful can 'buy' anything.

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iwrotethose
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October 27, 2013 at 4:32 PM delete

Beautifully written post about a very social evil. And you've incorporated the WOW phrases brilliantly as well

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Anmol Rawat
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October 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM delete

Thanks a lot for the precious comment :)

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Anmol Rawat
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October 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM delete

Yup. Money has become a dominating factor in India and its quite sad.

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Anmol Rawat
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October 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM delete

Thank you for reading and complimenting :)

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geeta nair
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October 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM delete

Nice take on the prompt. Mine is at http://geetasfile.blogspot.in/2013/10/look-gama-is-here.html

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sweetsharing
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October 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM delete

Sensitive post . Loved the brilliant use of prompt !! Kudos

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Anmol Rawat
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October 28, 2013 at 11:31 PM delete

Thank you Garima :) Great to hear from you

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Anmol Rawat
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October 28, 2013 at 11:33 PM delete

Thank you. I did check yours, it was nice too :)

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Shilpa Garg
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October 28, 2013 at 11:36 PM delete

The rich exploiting the poor is such a sad reality... Wonderful take on the prompt! :)

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preethi
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October 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM delete

Sad but true. The plight of such are the cause for accused from escaping punishment. Sadly...he cannot be blamed. He was thinking of the future. Well writren. :)

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anitaexplorer
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October 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM delete

True fact of society. Mirror image, Anmol...
Congrats for WOW!

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Anmol Rawat
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October 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM delete

I can't comment whether he should be blamed or not but whatever is happening is quite sad. Thank you for reading :) And Thank you for the compliment. :)

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Anmol Rawat
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October 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM delete

Thank you Anita :)
What means more than WOW is you guys read and comment on my post :) Feels good to find readers :)

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anitaexplorer
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December 12, 2013 at 9:19 AM delete

Sure Anmol! What else does a writer want? To be read & appreciated! At least get feedback so that we better our work! :)
Long time no posts from you!
I am tagging you for the BlogAdda PASS activity!
Please do find time to reply & respond to my tag! Do drop a comment in my post & accept it!
anitaexplorer.blogspot.in/2013/12/clean-shaven-heroes-pass_10.html

Looking forward! :)

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