‘I am home.’

This statement holds more value now, as I just got back after being in the Mental Health facility for six months.

My parents handled me like I was some crystal vase that could crack any moment. Uf! I thumped the desk in frustration.

No, I wouldn’t cry. How I wish, relieving myself of the dreadful past and elevating myself could be as easy as it sounds. I remembered the day my life took a 360 degree turn.

Rightly named ‘Witches Garden‘, the place looked haunted, giving out eerie vibes due to negligence and didn’t attract much crowd. This is where I would sit and write for hours together. It stayed that way until that fateful day, when I was violated by a few miscreants.

As I walked inside the labyrinth of my mind remembering the harrowing experience unaffected , I felt glad realizing how far I had come.


Word Count:150

This fictional tale is written for,

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #101

FOWC with Fandango: Labyrinth

Three Things Challenge #389

Thump, Cry, Elevate

Tale Weaver #297: The Witches Garden

Published by Ramya Vivek

Formerly a Software professional, I have been a homemaker for a while. My life revolves around my two daughters. Having started writing only recently, I just discovered what I have been missing all along in my otherwise almost-perfect life. I want to create postive content inspiring minds across all age groups.

11 thoughts on “#237. THE NEW BEGINNINGS

  1. The descriptive Words are flowery… the handling like a vase, the labyrinth etc., in fact the narration flows rhythmically from the top to bottom.

    But the contents give a chill down the spine.

    Yes. Very chill. Couldn’t accept the fiction.

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    1. Sang, I agree.
      But, life unfortunately functions that way. One moment, it is all hunky dory, the next moment, life throws at you an unexpected Googly. That’s why our life is termed ‘Uncertain’. I tried capturing that reality in this fiction. Though the topic is all dark, I wanted to keep it light in the beginning. The aim is to show how the protagonist is trying to bounce back instead of staying in that dark hole.

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  2. Yes Radhika. There’s not even a single day that passes through when I don’t fear for my girls’ safety. We have to stay vigilant and make them feel confident and protected, going forward. That seems to be the only way.

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