1. Have an Interesting Snippet to Share : Click Here
    Dismiss Notice

The Housewife - part 1

Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by ghostwriter, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. ghostwriter

    ghostwriter Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    Family at the dinner table

    It was 8:00pm, the regular time for Chauhan family to gather for dinner. Mr and Mrs Chauhan, their son Suraj and Daughter in law Saumya, all four of them sat in their respective chairs, eating and making polite conversation. A news channel was giving an update about the latest soap drama on television with all the spicy gossip.

    ‘These news channels have nothing good to show these days.’ Mr Chauhan commented.

    ‘They should be banned. News in our days used to be full of information and look at the crap they show in the name of news these days’, he reached for the remote and switched off the TV.

    Father, mother and son went back to their conversation.

    Saumya looked down at her plate and started eating silently, trying hard to maintain her facial expressions and trying hard not to think too much but the thoughts kept screaming in her mind. ‘Couldn’t he just ask? Just because he did not want to watch the program he switched off the TV. How rude is that. Since the day I came here there is no watching the TV in peace, either he will change the channel or switch it off even when he can clearly see that I am watching the god damn TV’.

    “Delicious sabji, there is nothing satisfying than a delicious meal and today this sabji makes the meal perfect.” Mrs Chauhan remarked smilingly.

    ‘I am stuffed but I just can’t stop myself from eating more of this sabji. Mom, this is simply delicious’, Suraj added.

    Mr Chauhan reached for the bowl, ‘Same here. Suraj lets share and finish it off son’.

    ‘You made the sabji is really nice mummy’, Saumya looked at Mrs Chauhan and smiled.

    ‘You know Saumya, nice food is made with lot of dedication and passion. You need to put in the right ingredients and wait for the dish to simmer for the right amount of time. The dhal you made could have tasted better if you had put in a little extra effort. Now, look at the sabji I made, it not only tastes delicious but it looks delicious as well.’ Mrs Chauhan stirred the Dahl in the bowl and twisted her mouth and commented in a soft voice, “what a waste.”

    ‘I liked the dhal too. It’s very nice’, Suraj smiled at Saumya and reached for an extra serving of dahl.

    Saumya sat there quietly eating the food and looking down at her plate, ‘It’s better to keep my mouth shut else these people will leave no chance to ruin my day’.

    It was always the same story in the Chauhan family, Mr and Mrs Chauhan always tried to teach Saumya how to live her life and how to be a perfect wife and if that was not enough she was pitted against their daughter Gitangali who in their eyes was the most precious thing on this earth.

    For Saumya, it seems that things had to be re learnt. When she looked back on the 24 years of her life, she often used to wonder if the things what she learnt before her marriage had any worth in this house hold. It’s been a year since their marriage and it felt like a never ending college class, where all you have to do is listen to the teacher and nod your head even when your mind refuse to agree to the concepts that are being taught.


     
    sindmani, Suriyapriya, Dinny and 3 others like this.
    Loading...

  2. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,587
    Likes Received:
    2,775
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Gender:
    Female
    Hello Ghostwriter
    Welcome back to the storiy section. Nice to see you here after a long time.
    Enjoyed reading the 1st part of housewife.
     
  3. ghostwriter

    ghostwriter Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    Dear Aruna,

    Thanks a ton for the encouragement. Hope you enjoy the rest of the parts of the story as well.

    regards

    GW
     
  4. sapthu02

    sapthu02 Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    529
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Gender:
    Female
    That was a wonderful episode.. looks like Saumya doesnt like to be in he inlaws place.. huh?
     
  5. shashiv

    shashiv Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    2,293
    Likes Received:
    458
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Gender:
    Female
    Enjoyed reading the story......



    Shanti
     
  6. lovelyme

    lovelyme Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Female
    nice start........
     
  7. Special

    Special Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Female
    Nice beginining of story,will read part 2 and get back :)
     

Share This Page