Friday, August 6, 2010


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 13; the thirteenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

The sun is setting. And the reflections from the past memories are making their way as the fading red glow of sun through the lucid window.
Five years back, her dad had gifted both of them this house as both of them had the birthday on same day. And since that day this big glass window had been her sole companion living through all difficult times.
That same day her dad had died in the bomb blasts and her mother had been in coma since then. Today again it was her birthday. And today she had finally taken a tough decision to file a plea of mercy killing to relieve her mother from the miserable condition she had been in. It was not easy for her. Tears were making the glass more clear and transparent. Yet she could not let herself shatter.
She got  a call. The doctor said, ”She died”. And that moment broke her, shattered her into pieces….
Again it was a silent goodbye with no last words.
The doctor thought to herself, “atleast the god saved her from one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Atleast  now she would not have to blame herself for killing her mother, may this forever goodbye was required now!!”

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pS: this is my first post for blog-a-ton. although i am not a writer but hope i would improve with course of time. till den i'll keep on writing simply anything...


  1. Excellent Beautiful Write Up!!!!! Wish You All The Very Best Success.

  2. And I can listen to the winds of change already. Beautifully done.


    May God Bless you with success in whatever pursuits you may take up in life.


  3. it was a good beginning for u at BAT.. all the best...

    ps: ur link @ BAT doesn't lead me here.. it goes to another URL. please do check.

  4. Heart-wrenching.Beautifully written using such few words. All the best!

  5. Welcome to BAT
    Very heartfelt post and a good beginning to BAT

    ATB for BAT13
    Gkam - Goodbye

  6. Hi Megha,
    Nice post was heart touching ..well you are writer in the making ,

    very well written , Keep it up :)

    All the best ..
    take care

  7. Mercy Killing - it's an issue where there are neither side is right or wrong. Nice to see you handled this sensitive issue with the sensitivity it deserved. All the best for BAT 13!

  8. Nothing happened!!.. Cliche I believe!

  9. Beautifully written, megharana. Pretty short, but it makes it very effective. Welcome to BAT. All the best!

  10. It is nice ... you could have paid more detail to characterization too. Flesh out the characters a bit more .... it would have made it more impactful

  11. @ritu : thanx ritu for dropping here. i'll keep in mind ur suggestion.
    @suvi : thanx for ur opinion. i'ii try to write something more worthwhile in future.
    @all : thanx everyone for stopping by and ur opinions and admirations.

  12. that was so beautifully nraated... the emotions delicately handled... touching write...

  13. Very beautiful narration and the Goodbye from the mom and dad is very sad. Good one...

    All The Best for BAT 13.

    gmsaravana - Goodbye

    Yours Frendly,
    Someone Is Special

  14. Good start at BAT. Would have loved to see a little more details to the post. that would be the icing on your post which is already a delicious cake!

  15. Hi Megha, welcome to BAT.. A nice post touching a controversial issue of euthanasia.. keep participating :)

  16. Short and a very emotional goodbye. My entry is something along similar lines too.

    All the best!

  17. Megha,

    Very touching. Bomb blast reminds me of a post I had written - Darkness At Noon sometime ago. If you can find time, do read it and give your views.

    Take care

  18. first of all, checked your "About Me" section on this page...and its pretty similar to mine ;) what a coincidence :)

    About the post....liked it!...u conveyed a lot of things through very few words...nicely done!

    as far as writing goes....u ve started on a very promising note :)

    All the best for BAT!

  19. it's a great first attempt Mwgha! i like. :)

  20. Its nice
    i like it