“The Night Chores”
Sharing a Part of Me with You
I occasionally pen down short fiction as well as poems in my big blue diary. Last year I sent one of these short stories as an entry into a short fiction writing competition. I was elated when it bagged the 1st prize. It was also published in The Bangalore Review, an online magazine.
Just today, a random thought occurred to me. And I am sharing this story with you guys.
The reason being: This is very close to my heart and my childhood. And I want you to be a part of it.
Stories have been a very big part of me, since I was a little kid. My grandmother and father were the best storytellers of all. I would emerge myself in the tales of distant lands and imaginary characters. I fell in love with storytelling then.
This story that I am sharing with you resonates with all those stories I have heard from my grandmother. But woven into the depths of this fictional world are untold truths and facts from my memories.
Hope you like reading it.