Courage

Thursday, September 18, 2014 15 Comments A+ a-

Courage



"Come darling! Rest your smooth face on my hairy chest," she listened these lewd comments without giving any importance to them as being the lone bread earner of her family of five if she would confront them they would make it difficult for her to work so she heard them daily and just ignored.

The grief  to see her family sleeping hungry was more painful for her than to listen such comments but listening silently was her compulsion and not her weakness.



One day when she was standing alone on that bus stand,their monstrous eyes saw it as an opportunity to fulfill their dirty desires and all four of them surrounded her.

She took out knife from her bag immediately and threatened them to kill, her loud shouts frightened them and they ran away never to return back.

Listen to your heart for courage which is breezy enough to cool the grief of your soul.

Linking to Three Word Wednesday ( hairy,breezy,monstrous) , Five Sentence Fiction (grief) and
Theme Thursday ( Listen). 

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Jae Rose
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September 18, 2014 at 4:52 PM delete

True courage indeed...it is a pity we have to resort to knives but when our voices aren't heard or respected we must protect ourselves at all costs..besides she had the control not to use it..so she is strong on many levels

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September 18, 2014 at 10:21 PM delete

Interesting thoughts and issues presented here - it is indeed a terrible problem that exists - certainly more prominent in some countries. It's never an easy thing to confront those who wield power, control and fantasy, but the strength of your character's inner force is evident. Good job :)

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September 18, 2014 at 11:18 PM delete

Loved the last line.. so true.. Good use all prompts Cifar...

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Kalpana Solsi
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September 18, 2014 at 11:36 PM delete

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. She showed great courage in the face of adversity.

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Amrit Sinha
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September 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM delete

Awesome ... courage will throw away all evils :-)

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kaykuala
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September 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM delete

If one succeeds it is courage while failure means folly.Far better to avoid and not to be caught alone in tight situations. Nicely cifar!

Hank

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oldegg
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September 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM delete

When there are other to love and care for you can discover super powers.

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martha0stout
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September 19, 2014 at 8:49 PM delete

That was very well done! I like how she took things calmly enough to keep going, but didn't allow herself to be any more vulnerable than she already was. (Which she really wasn't, they just thought she was. Oh how they learned!)

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Ankita
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September 20, 2014 at 2:53 PM delete

very relevant and reflects the sorry state of the male mentality of our society.

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September 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM delete

There's always a tipping point....

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Anmol Rawat
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September 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM delete

Courage is a must required entity to survive in today's world. Well written !

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September 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM delete

She showed courage when required and was silent when needed. Brilliant writing

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a Rat
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September 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM delete

all we need is a courage.. a very good read indeed..!

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