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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Things That Happen To Girls But Never To Boys

She was asked to tell the truth. Unless she wanted to hear it from a gynaecologist in an awkward clinic with awkward potted plants. She swore nothing had happened yet the Quran was brought out, in its sacred yellow lihaaf.


There was no child inside her belly. Only a taint upon her name.

5 comments:

Zoha said...

Powerful.

riddleinninesyllables said...

Sigh.

plainflawless said...

And the taint will always remain , no matter what.

MothSmokeLover said...

Goosebumps all over. Nice imagery. <3

Nina said...

Striking. And intensely true.