The Show Must Go On – Flash Fiction

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She was a warrior.

Not the kind that you picture her to be.

No breastplates, helmets, duelling swords, and chariots! Those were built for cowards. Not her!

No hurling abuses or war cries, yet her voice traversed and broke all seams, walls, and boundaries!

She fought for truth and justice most righteously.

Her truth was deadlier than any of their masked lies combined.

She knew they would come for her.

Hiding behind masks and slinging loaded guns, they greeted her with bullets when she stepped into her home.

´Hey Ram! My battle is over. But the show must go on´.

As she collapsed into the chair, her deadliest weapon slipped from her fingers onto the marble floor—her mighty little pen.

 She smiled, looking heavenward.

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      1. Hi Srijan! Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Means a lot to me..especially considering this is a brand new blog. Shifted from blogger to wordpress 2 months back. So, really glad to know readers like you are appreciating the content in here. I will and you must keep reading! 🙂 I will be visiting your blog soon…Cheers!


    1. Hi Joy! So good to read your comments. Absolutely, there is nothing deadlier than the pen. Its immortal like its writers :). Keep stopping by and sharing your thoughts. And, I am absolutely loving your challenges. Love and Hugs!


    1. Bang on, Akshata! Yes, the incident disturbed me so much ever since I read the news but was simply not able to express it. The flash fiction came in at the right time and this is my humble tribute to the great brave lady. Very very sad! It still pains me to see to what extent hatred can drive people….Keep reading and thanks for the wonderful words. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Iain! So good to have you back. Yes! it is! This one, in particular, is my humble tribute to all the brave and immortal writers and journalists who risked their lives to tell the truth to the world. No matter what, the show must go on and the truth will prevail. Glad you liked this one. Keep reading! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much, Doc! Incidents like this make you wonder ´Why´! Just when there was rejoicing over Ram Rahim verdict, this news pulls down all your spirit. Shocking and sad! I pray that there is justice in this case now. Keep reading! 🙂


    1. Hey Shalz! Thank you so much for those beautiful words! You just made my morning :). Glad you liked the tale.But, I sincerely hope and pray people realize that incidents like this reflect poorly on the country. No matter what the provocation, murder is a lame sad excuse. Keep reading and sharing your thoughts, Shalz! Hugs!

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    1. Hi Varad! I´m sure she is…where she is right now. I hope and pray the voice of reason and the acceptance of different viewpoints is respected and embraced in our country. And not silenced by hatred and bullets. Thank you so much for your kind words. Keep reading! 🙂


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