“Shut your face and cover up, will you? You’re frightening the kids around”, Hamsa was chided frequently.

Her present state had already taken her courage, confidence and words, away, tormenting her soul every waking moment.

She could only cry, for the hurt caused by the people’s stares were more painful than the actual scars given by the only person she’d given her heart to.

A jeep roared past her, bringing her back from her melancholic reverie. Hamsa’s mom, who silently supported her daughter until then, couldn’t stand to see Hamsa losing herself to grief anymore.

Looking at her daughter who stood transfixed at the centre of the road, she said, “It’s high time you shut your inhibitions. Unless you open up, the unjust behaviour of your perpetrator would go unpunished”. Her mother’s words gave her a new lease of life and Hamsa was reborn that day.

Her story and interviews soon went viral. The intricate legal system of the nation and fabricated lies of the accused, sure delayed the case, but it didn’t stop her from getting justice. Hamsa’s fight for justice inspired many acid-attack victims to open up.


This fictional tale is written for

FOWC with Fandango: Roar

Three Things Challenge #426:

Intricate, Unjust, Centre

Sunday Writing Prompt- 22nd November: Notion of being tormented

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.

19 thoughts on “#406. YOU CAN’T SHUT ME UP ANYMORE!

  1. I don’t know why still strong acids are being sold on shops and why the hell they are even needed in households.

    I salute these survivors for what they had to go through. And I can’t emphasize how good this post is.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. One challenging fighter she is 🙂
    When love was supposed to give roses, she was given acid !! And she came out of everything so graciously !! 🙂
    Hats off to her 🙂

    and beautifully written Ramya 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Pure hatred. When a person wants to take revenge and destroy the confidence of a lady, he decides to throw acid on her face and gets off on bail easily. In our country, acid is easily available and that’s the sad truth😐


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