The Traffic Signal – 100 words story

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The traffic light turned red and my car came to a halt at the signal. Knock, knock. I lowered the glass pane.  She stood there with a pregnant belly, in tattered clothes and carried another child in her arms.  She showed me the colorful handmade small teddy bears.

 Please buy for your child. She pleaded repeatedly with hungry eyes. I paid her for buying two dolls and she grinned while blessing me.  

“You are a good mother”, she declared.

The green light was on & my car raced ahead towards the IVF clinic.

A silent tear dropped from my eyes.

*IVF- In vitro fertilisation is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm in vitro (“in glass”).

‘This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon . Writing long articles sometimes is easy but to put a thought in just 100 words is difficult. So, I have challenged myself to focus on writing 100 word stories in this challenge, though I will be adding some long posts in between.

Love,

Chinmayee

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Wizardencil says:

    Loved it

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    1. Thank you so much ❤️

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  2. Oh wow. That’s beautiful. A heartwarming story!

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    1. Your appreciation means a lot 😊

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      1. My pleasure 😃

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  3. Mayuri6 says:

    You’ve expressed the emotion of both the women so well, Chinu. Very well written.

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    1. Grateful for your kind words 🤗

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  4. Anindya says:

    That’s a lovely and well written 100 words short story, Chinmoyee, which carries such long and tough emotions…..doing good for others consistently can always come back with more good…..:)….

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words 🙏🏻

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  5. Oh, this is such a bittersweet read.

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    1. Thank you ,Manali♥️

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  6. Ranjini says:

    Oh! So many emotions in so few words Chinmayee :’)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words 🤗

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  7. Leha says:

    Such deep emotions in such little words. So beautiful

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words !!

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  8. Love the expressions of your story. Very poignant
    Deepika Sharma

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    1. Glad you liked it 😊

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  9. Nils says:

    That was intense.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by ☺️

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    1. Thank you for stopping by 💖

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  10. Ruchie says:

    I am just speechless!!

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    1. Thank you. It means a lot 😊🌻

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  11. The grass is always green on the other side… so true for both the women in the story. Well said!

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    1. Glad it resonated. Appreciate your support 🤗

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  12. Anita says:

    So much happens at traffic signal. Am sure this is a true story for some. Well expressed.

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    1. Thank you so much 🥰. Glad you liked it 😊

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