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– a 55-word story

She was content with her life till he dismissed her longstanding wish:

“You are a mother, too old for jeans.”

Anger and defiance welled up in her.

She looked in the mirror at her svelte figure and made her decision.

The next day she walked out of the store in elation, wearing her new jeans.

*A tale of defiance, this is written in the Indian context where jeans is considered a no-no for women in the majority of cases, especially so in the case of married ones, except for a lucky few in the big cities.*

©Shail Mohan 2014