Day 12 of Writing 101: 150 – No more, no less.


She sat in the bus, solemn. Her face was damp, coated with a layer of oil and dust. Her throat was dry.

She ran from her defeat. As fast as the bus could take her. The tears swelled in her eyes, chocking her voice at the base of her throat.

Then, the baby peeked from the mother’s lap, on the seat in front of her. He smiled easily, his cheeks dimpling in the process. The black wisps of hair were ruffled. He sucked on his minuscule thumb, saliva glossing his lips.

Oh well, she thought. I’ll just adopt – motherhood will still feel the same.

A smile crept on her lips, for the first time in the day. It felt liberating to her muscles. She raised her hand and waved it in front of the baby.ย He split in giggles and waved her back.

Yes, I can still be a mother.

W.C: 150

Copyrightย ยฉ 2015 Arpita Pramanick

P.S: I was away for most of the day yesterday, hence the delay in posting this. Anyway, I am usually long in my rants, but have been trying my at hand at shorter works since W101 started. Hope you enjoyed this one!


About Arpita

Arpita is currently working as an analyst in Mu Sigma, Bangalore. While she loves her job, but her heart is tied deeply to creative outlets. Reading, writing, travelling, and more recently, making videos excite her and shape her day to day life. She's also very approachable and is willing to pick a conversation if she happens to meet you.
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13 Responses to Day 12 of Writing 101: 150 – No more, no less.

  1. Fun Simplicity says:

    I definitely enjoyed it! Great piece ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. AdiC says:

    This was beautiful and touching! And also campaigned for the cause of one of our many social stigmas.

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    • Arpita says:

      I only wanted to focus on the fact that how happy the face of a smiling child can make us, no matter what we’re feeling inside. But, glad it campaigned for a cause too! I’d never have thought of that, so thanks for pointing it out, dear.

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  3. rosemawrites says:

    Heartfelt. You can really put strong emotions in simple words. Another job well done, Appy! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Aww! I know a lot of women in the state of emotions and this captures it so well. Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

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