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Moon Boon: #FridayFictioneers

 Photo Credits: Gah Learner

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The Airbnb accommodation is way beyond their expectations. A pristine view, overlooking the stunning Mt. Edna and a radiant moon glistening in all its glory. The fine sheers, and the ornate furniture exude love and warmth.

Kaveri lies sprawled on the floral chaise, devouring the new Khaled Hosseini novel. Trisha sits by the window, a smug smile plastered over her delicate features. She sips on her Pinot Noir, while wishing upon a falling star.

Meanwhile, Section 377* is revoked in India; a glorious day indeed. The shackles have been finally broken. They  can both now return home amidst acceptance. Hopefully.

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Word Count: 100 words

*Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is a section of the Indian Penal Code introduced in 1861 during the British rule of India. It criminalised sexual activities “against the order of nature”, defining gay sex as an unnatural offence.

Yesterday, 7 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalised and abolished #section377. 

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Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above). 

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit here.

43 thoughts on “Moon Boon: #FridayFictioneers

    • Natasha says:

      Thanks Gah. Yes, we need to talk about these issues more openly and educate the people. That’s the only way to bring about behavioural change. It’s a long haul but so worth it.
      Thank you so much for reading and your kind comment.

  1. Esha M Dutta says:

    So well written, Natasha. Loved how you used the landmark judgement in your story so effortlessly and yet so beautifully! One does wish though that the mindsets change too, because ultimately, a lot depends on how effectively this is implemented and how it impacts ground reality.

    • Natasha says:

      Yes, it’s the impact on the ground reality what will matter eventually. It’s about changing behaviours and mindsets. Long journey, but we shall get there soon, Esha. Thanks for reading. Lots of love. <3

  2. Anshu Bhojnagarwala says:

    Glad you wrote a story based on the current news. Liked the way you have ended the story in a suspense – hopefully, because in India it will still take ages for people to start accepting without whispering.

  3. BellyBytes says:

    Hmmm. I love the way you have captured the stolen moments of passion. But will they really be able to return to India and live happily ever after? Tongues wag here under any circumstances normal or not.

    • Natasha says:

      Who knows they just might. Agree tongues wag way too much here, but change is bound to happen, even though slowly but surely.
      Glad you liked the mood of the story, Sunita. <3

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