Every pair of eyes present in the tiny 'so-called' drawing room landed at Veena, as she entered with her board results and many floating dreams of her future.
Her marriage had been arranged right then and there and she couldn't oppose as she was expected to understand the deplorable financial conditions of her father and deteriorating health of her grandmother who desperately wanted to see her as a bride.
She was just 15 and her prospective groom was 27 and…and blind.
Life seemed like a closed chapter that enclosed her shattered dreams as she was about to transform from a innocent careless girl into a mature woman.
18 years later, her crushed innocence enlivened in the form of pride as she saw her daughter’s name among those brilliant students who had cleared Medical Entrance Exam in the first attempt!
Written for: Five Sentence Fiction