Mother’s Love: 55 Fiction

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She showered all her love and attention on her newborn. She couldn’t understand her husband’s jealousy. Or his weird stares. Or sad face. But she didn’t care; her son needed her.

He finally couldn’t take it and showed her their son’s grave. He had been still born. 2 years ago.

Love can do strange things.


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  1. Lazy Pineapple

    May 31, 2010 at 10:40 am

    eerie and tragic…
    Your story raised hair on the nape of my neck.
    All the best PB 🙂

  2. Psych Babbler

    May 31, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thanks LP! Glad it had that effect… 🙂

  3. Dhiman

    May 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    true Love can do strange things :)… Gr8 one!!!
    All the Best !!!

  4. The Fool

    May 31, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Nice twist. Good attempt. But it was not as good as your post on Blog-a-ton ‘escape’.I feel you could have shown that the child was dead in a better way.

  5. PNA

    May 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Yes, it had that effect on me too…. hairs standing up….
    but I don’t like sad endings 🙁
    But I love ur post… 🙂
    Keep at it PB… that was some writing
    Raiders on a roll :):)

  6. pal

    May 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    OMG. That was hard-hitting. One of the best 55-ers I’ve read.

  7. Rumya

    May 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I’m dumbfounded!! No words to express….

  8. phoenixritu

    May 31, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Disturbing!! But it really lingers ….

  9. Neha

    May 31, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    this is so damn sad! it is difficult to get over such a tragedy and trauma!

    good luck for the contest..

  10. Saurabh Panshikar

    June 1, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Ow that was sad… A case of love driving people crazy here…
    Well written in 55 words…

  11. Avada Kedavra

    June 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Raiders are so awesome 🙂 Great post PB 😀

  12. Bikram

    June 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    hey all the best and this is a nice 55er… sad story but as you say love has weird ways …

  13. tavish(

    June 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    took my tiny brain a while to get that… i misunderstood it at first and I was like what has she written? But when I did, all i could say is wow! I would have written a huge story to get that scene out and u got it in a fiction 55? Wow again!


  14. Nethra

    June 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Mother’s love. That was something. Nice! 🙂

  15. Gyanban

    June 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    nice one, got the impact.

  16. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks…but in 55 words, still born was the best option 🙂

  17. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Hehe Pinny…I’m a morbid person! I do like sad endings compared to happily ever after predictable endings… =D Thanks!

  18. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Wow Pal! Thanks heaps for that comment…means a lot… =)

  19. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Yeah, pretty morbid, isn’t it? I’ll take the lingering as a compliment =)

  20. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    And Welcome to my blog Ritu…

  21. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks Neha…good luck to you too!

  22. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Hehe…thanks T! You are like me with the sad endings! =)

  23. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Welcome Puj! And I’m glad it had the goosebump feel to it…it means it delivered the message all right! 🙂

  24. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Yay Avada! Thanks! Go Raiders…

  25. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Welcome Bikram! Thanks =)

  26. Psych Babbler

    June 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Lol Tavish…and thanks for the lovely comment…means a lot! =)

  27. Titaxy

    June 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    ohhhh I love the header so much 😀 v v nice!

  28. Psych Babbler

    June 4, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Thanks T! Another of my sister’s creations…I’m still a bit partial to the previous one but like this one too =)

  29. The Fool

    June 4, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I meant – ‘showed her the son’s grave’ – i felt that somehow it did not logically fit and could have been slightly tweaked to give a better effect. She is obviously gone crazy because she knows her son is dead but had begun to believe he is alive. So what will showing her the grave accomplish?

  30. phoenixritu

    June 4, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Been reading your posts for a long time – delurked now

  31. Psych Babbler

    June 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Given that the son was still born, she has been depressed and deluded since…the showing of the grave is meant to represent a reality check…a step towards getting her to accept what has happened.

  32. Psych Babbler

    June 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Ah…well, I’m really glad you de-lurked! =)

  33. mahmud faisal

    June 6, 2010 at 9:22 am

    You have expressed deepest feelings in just 55 !!
    so nice creation…

  34. Reema

    July 11, 2010 at 6:23 am

    so sad 🙁

  35. Psych Babbler

    July 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Thanks…it obviously did it’s job…

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