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TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Meant For Someone Else

By Ameya Bondre

16th October 2015

Amar held my hand firmly. He had a charming smile. Baba trusted him- ”

You are meant for someone who will protect you.” I was a ten year old girl

and the only child of a debt ridden family, leaving my village. Amar

convinced me that Uncle was very kind and a maid’s job was secure. That

night at Uncle’s big mansion in a big city, I had a sumptuous dinner. Then I

went to wags my hands. I heard the car speeding away. Amar had left. I got

numb. And, my mouth was shut. That’s all I remember