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Women-Empowerment (A Short Story)

Her spectacle ridden red eyes were trying to run away from the crowd as soon as possible. Every person was looking so alien, so dreadful.  Her heart was pounding so fast, it felt it could come out anytime. She closed her eyes; took a long-breath; chanted a prayer, perhaps to stabilize her trembling soul. But it was of no use. In the high decibel of the noise she had already lost her ability to hear her own words. Somewhere at some meters away she found a corner.  She moved towards the corner with her shuddering legs but alas! Her blurring eyes were proving too difficult to keep open. She fell down and in a few hours she was laying against white bed-sheet in the government hospital. She didn’t know who took her there.  She moved her eyes everywhere to search some known faces. But there was no one. Finally she closed her eyes. So how are you feeling now? She heard a male, soothing yet concerned voice, but not sure if it was for her or someone else. She opened her eyes slightly...As the ima…

Dense Senses

I let my nerves restrain more and more I let myself wait more and more I let my pores sweat more and more Might be it would let me find my inner core Might be it would let me differentiate rot and pure Might be it would lead me to freedom-door And today in the rapid race of life In the false praise and frustrating strife I too have got addicted for this dazzling yet shallow life Moving in the same way, millions are running Dreaming and desiring the same thing, millions are doing And dying for love when so much love is raining Have I not lost myself in the crowd of people? Have I not become cripple due to race of being special? Sometimes I feel to break all these invisible dazzling chains And let my soul feel the unadulterated air outside these hollow dens But my senses have become so dense Its gravity is not letting me come out of the social-fence. But one day I would, no more this life can lure Life is so short; one must go for its cure.