Sunday, August 4, 2013

A rainy day

“This post is written for the 110 Creative Challenge Contest, hosted by Thewhitescape

Theme: Rain

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She had warm-hearted memories of feasting on mutton at her parent’s house on rainy days like today.

What she loved most was the bone marrow. The struggle to get the marrow out of the bone by tapping it repeatedly on the plate, sucking it, feeling it melt in the mouth... Oh, how she missed it, especially when it rained like this.  

They seldom consumed mutton at her in-laws house. Yet, she had coaxed her husband into buying mutton today.

The cooking had been done with extra zest; the table was laid; it rained persistently.


She held back her tears as she watched her sister-in-law help herself to all the bones.

12 comments:

  1. I almost had tears. Beautiful, Diptee

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  2. I concur with Parama. Beautiful indeed.

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  3. Awww...that's so bad..
    I love the bone marrow too...lovely description!

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    1. Yes, bone marrow is heavenly. Sigh!

      Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  4. Hehe, that was a great climax.....comic, sad, tragedy...call it anything ...great story....

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  5. I am a vegetarian, never had an egg, let alone sucking on a bone but, you described bone marrow like the forbidden fruit you cant have and once you did get a chance, it was snatched away from you.

    Cons of being a daughter-in-law, probably?

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    1. :D Dhara, yes cons of being a daughter-in law.

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  6. Well I am a vegetarian but I can relate to the feeling.

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