Saturday, April 4, 2015

D: Discipline



Malini pulled 8 year old Aarav into the room and shut the door. She had 'the Stick' with her. Aarav shuddered in front of her.

"I saw you with my own eyes. You were hitting that little boy. How can you do such a thing? Have you no heart?" She brought down the cane on him twice. Aarav seemed to be steeling himself not to cry. However, Malini couldn't notice such things. "You will be called a rowdie. No one will be your friend." She brought down the cane, once again. "Why did you do that?"

"Mama, I was only disciplining him," he said.

The cane froze in her arm.


©ArchanaSarat2015

18 comments:

  1. Mirror to her own actions. Rather chilling imagery. Well done!

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  2. Perfect! That's how it works in reality.

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    1. So true Devika. Kids follow us always!

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  3. Aha! If only she had disciplined him in a better way, he would have followed the lead. Well written Archana :)

    Double Jeopardy

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  4. Spot on! The ending mirrors what happens! Beautiful write!

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  5. As they say children learn by example. Hope she learned her lesson. Good one.

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  6. Awe.... his answer might have frozen her.

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    1. Yes Sheetal. Kids are our teachers too!

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  7. Nice! Really powerful piece. Well done.
    Michele at Angels Bark

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