short story #7: In her own right…

Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Update 1: Woohoo! This post was selected as a top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers! 

Update 2: It has been a selected as a WOW post by!

It was time. The day had finally arrived albeit with none of the fanfare that one would expect after years of waiting. She had spent days, even weeks, dreaming of this moment. Her imagination had none done any justice to the reality. Her happiness and excitement were exploring greater peaks. Never in her life, had she experienced such profound joy.

She half-walked and half-ran into the manager’s room. He greeted her with a nod and gestured for her to be seated. His face was permanently set in a scowl. She had thought that today might bring about a change in his demeanour, but no such luck. Same old same old.

The austere, straight-backed chair in his office was as warm and comfy as their owner. “Well, someone’s been waking up on the wrong side of their bed. Every day, all through their life.”, she thought to herself as she tried and failed to get comfortable in the chair.

She struggled to restrain herself from rolling her eyes and glancing at the watch, as he glared at a list in his hands, as though he was daring it to speak up and put an end to his search. At long last, he opened the top drawer of his filing cabinet and produced a shiny, brass key.

“It is ready. Here are your keys. Enjoy.”, he said, though his voice conveyed none of the goodwill implied by his words.

Such was her mood that even his rather curt and not-so-pleasant attitude didn’t burst her bubble. She grabbed, more like snatched the key from his outstretched hands. She took her own sweet time as she rejoiced in the cold feel of metal against her skin.

With a curt nod in return to match his, she walked out of his office and rushed into the elevator just in time. Her heartbeat rose progressively as she walked to the door at the end of the long corridor. She took a couple of deep breaths. But they had absolutely no effect whatsoever on her racing heart.

She turned the key in the lock and opened the door.

Her heart swelled with pride, and her eyes grew moist with tears of joy as she surveyed the tastefully decorated interiors. She had done it! It was her crowning achievement. After years of careful planning and investment, she had managed to pull it off.

The apartment was all hers.

(400 words)


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. This post was written in response to the WOW prompt for the weekend “She Turned The Key In The Lock And Opened The Door.”

If you liked this story, please don’t forget to like, leave a comment, share and/or subscribe!

If you loved this story, click here to read more such stories!

Click here to read all my tiny tales.

© 2018 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved.

Follow me on Instagram | twitter |Facebook


27 thoughts on “short story #7: In her own right…

  1. Well written. Years ago when I was unmarried and free, I took this decision as soon as I started earning. Then when I looked around, I found many females of the kind. So it’s not uncommon in today’s times. One must do these things irrespective of the gender.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lovely read! Congratulations on such a fantastic milestone! 😀 Hope you have a great 2019!
    If you like, I was going to link to your blog in my next Sunshine Blogger Award. No need to participate in the personal quiz if you’d prefer not to, but would you like your blog signposted for new readers to check out?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for dropping by. I’m afraid 2019 hasn’t turned out to be great so far. But maybe I can make the best of the remaining months. Thank you so much for considering me. I have accepted and wrote a post on the Sunshine Blogger Award. But I’ll really appreciate my blog being signposted. Thanks again and apologies for the late reply!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad to hear that. Welcome to the blogosphere. I hope you have a great time here. Apologies for the late reply. If you don’t mind, could you please post a link to your blog. I’d love to check it out. 😄

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.