Quiet, No More!

He came home late every night, she would wait for him, patiently even into the wee hours of the night.His job was demanding, she understood.

He, then, started coming home drunk, every night. She tried to reason it out with him. She wanted to help him overcome the stress, but it only got worse. She was helpless, however she didn't give up being by his side and cleaned his drunk mess without complaining, even once.

He didn't realise how badly he hurt her, every night, in his drunk stupor.He forced himself on her, he hit her when she refused. He pulled her hair, he called her names. He kicked her, he dragged her, he threw her around, like she was a doll in his hands. She kept undergoing this torture, without voicing her protest, because, he was after all, her husband. 

She blamed the pet cat for the scratches, the door for the bruises, herself for tripping and never let anyone, even her sober husband get a clue about the pain she was being put through, every single night.

Then, came the day. She had slightly dozed off, she woke up when she heard the door creak open. She saw her husband enter. She was, like everyday, prepared for the abuse. But, what she saw, was something she had never imagined.

He extended his arm and pulled a young girl, forward. He started kissing her, oblivious to his wife's presence. He then moved towards the room, pushing his wife, on the way and never for once looking at her.

She knew now, was the time to act. She brought a machete from the kitchen and without thinking twice, stabbed the man, who was a beast in the form of her husband.

Even in her fury, she signalled the girl to go, while she took careful revenge, for all the pain he had ever inflicted on her.

She then, went to the police and surrendered herself saying, " Arrest me, for I have killed my husband. I have done, what I should have done years ago, I can be quiet NO MORE!"

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  1. Such a true to life story, sadly.
    Thank you for adding your link to the Write Tribe blog - however - the piece has to be a 100 words only and include the prompt.

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    1. Oh! I didn't notice the 100 words only. Next time:)
      Thanks fore reading my story, though! :)

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  2. It's the story of uncountable wives and their beastly husbands....painful sad heart wrenching but good...really good :)

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    1. I know..I always wonder why they remain so silent and endure it all! :(

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  3. Oh good lord! Living with such a man is like consuming slow poison. The man created the monster in his wife too. :/

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    1. Exactly! :/ She was left with little choice!

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  4. When perseverance doesn't pay, one gives up.. and they are driven to such extents.. nicely told reality.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shanmuga Priya. :)

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  5. so many would have heard about such violence in reality but the man created himself in his wife too.. :( really good write up :)

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    1. He asked for what she did to him. :/
      Thanks a lot for reading, Ankur! :)

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  6. Domestic violence and the excuses women give for it is sad isn't it? My P post was about the same (nothing as dramatic as yours though)
    Good one
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  7. So many people go through this but staying quite is something that will only worsen the situation!

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    1. And they mostly keep quiet! That's the sad part :/

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  8. nice post..... going through this and staying quiet is tough i should say!

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    1. Tough and unnecessary! One does not have to go through any kind of abuse!

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  9. Strangely, in India, almost 50 percent of the housewives must have undergone spousal rape (no one reports, as it is not an offence in India). Husbands like these, are the demons considered to be Gods.

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    1. Wow, you are right. Namrata! Demons considered to be Gods, there is no better way to describe them!

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  10. Brutal reality- both what she underwent and what she inflicted.


    ~Shailaja's post

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    1. That is the harsh life so many women live! :(
      Thanks for stopping by Shailaja :)

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  11. Oh wow, this was so beautiful! Mindblowing!

    A true story in many households. This reminded me of the movie 'Provoked'!

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    1. Thanks a lot Soumya! :)
      Welcome to my blog! :)

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  12. The wife took a bold step. She should have done this early.

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    1. Thanks for agreeing with me, Usha! :)
      Welcome to my blog. :)

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  13. Good Lord is this a true story. She could have just left him or better still divorced him.

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    1. This is just a story, that depicts the reality of many women, Nima! :(

      I think he created another beast in her, that's why she did, what she did! :/

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  14. he created another beast in her ... but who created the beast in him... i thought about that too ...

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    1. Yes that makes concept for a whole new story! :)

      Thanks for reading :)

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  16. This is a harsh reality but women in our country suffers without complaining. If you ignore one injustice the man will do more,but I think the end is not the solution,it's another sign of helplessness.

    Run Away

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    1. It is a sign of helplessness! She had no strength left to do anything else !

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  17. This is too chilling, but often a woman has to face these. Infidelity should never be pardoned.

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  18. Beautifully written story, which, unfortunately, is a harsh reality for many.

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    1. That is the sad part. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  19. If only all the victims had such courage :/

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