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She looked most beautiful of all the prospective brides. She was everything he wanted: submissive, fair-skinned, domesticated, orphaned and uneducated. Marrying her would satisfy his parents, keep his house spotless and his belly full while he continued his partying lifestyle. Some girls would do anything to get out of India!

He was found dead on their second anniversary. Alcohol poisoning said the post-mortem. But the booze perfectly hid remnants of the real poison.

As a permanent resident she was now free to continue her original plan. Use her law degree to help other migrant women.

She had the last laugh.

***Inspired by the Write Tribe prompt for 100 words on Saturday and the Weekly Wednesday Prompt***

Until next time,


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  • fatimabenel@gmail.com
    31 January 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Lov dis πŸ˜‰

    • Psych Babbler
      31 January 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks Fatima! πŸ™‚

  • Eloquent Mind
    31 January 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Ooooh, nice ! πŸ™‚ What an innovative way to use 2 prompts… loved it !
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    • Psych Babbler
      31 January 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks EM! πŸ™‚ I wanted to get them both in because I might be having a busy weekend! πŸ˜›

  • Soumya
    31 January 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Ouchie wow! πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      31 January 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Haha thanks Soumya! πŸ™‚

  • vishalbheeroo
    31 January 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Love it. It served him right and now, she is free. Must say, it’s the plight faced by many women.
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    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Vishal! That’s what I thought… πŸ™‚

  • Trish
    31 January 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Nicely done,PB πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Trish! πŸ™‚

  • Cathy Graham
    31 January 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Loved your use of two prompts. It’s a sad thing that many women are resigned to a life like this, but I’m glad this woman got her revenge. Good for her!!

    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Welcome here Cathy! Thanks…sadly this occurrence is far more common than we realise…hence my optimistic take!

  • Titaxy
    1 February 2014 at 2:00 am

    wow. loved it.
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  • Viji Venu
    1 February 2014 at 4:42 am

    Well thought!….Good one.

    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you Viji! πŸ™‚

  • nibha gupta
    1 February 2014 at 5:26 am

    an astonishing take at both the prompts!! liked the twist in the end!
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    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Nibha! Glad you liked it… πŸ™‚

  • Shilpa Garg
    1 February 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Wow!! That’s a brilliant story!! And very smart of her πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you Shilpa! πŸ™‚

  • usha menon
    1 February 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Very nicely you have integrated two prompts into one. Written brilliantly.
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    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you Usha! Amazing what deadlines can do… πŸ˜›

  • Rainbow Hues
    1 February 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Two prompts wrapped in one…excellent !

    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Kajal…amazing what the brain can do when you are running out of time! πŸ˜›

  • Talya Tate Boerner
    2 February 2014 at 12:25 am

    Wow. Very dark. Well done!

  • Gauri
    2 February 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Lovely take on the two prompts! And by the way I love the names of your two cats πŸ™‚
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      4 February 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Welcome here Gauri! And thank you…for the comment on the post and the kitties! πŸ˜€

  • Sreeja Praveen
    2 February 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Wow… the art of combining two prompts, and so beautifully and meaningfully πŸ™‚ Good Story, and a smart protagonist !
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      4 February 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Welcome here Sreeja! Thanks for the comment…it just fell into place with these two prompts. πŸ™‚

  • nabanita
    3 February 2014 at 12:40 am

    Wonderful! Another interesting take on a prompt πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Nabanita! πŸ™‚

  • Tinu menachery
    3 February 2014 at 12:55 am

    *gulp* lolol … super loved ittt πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Welcome here Tinu! Thank you… πŸ™‚

  • dreamzandclouds
    3 February 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I loved your take on the prompt…….a brilliant one! And I am glad that she had the last laugh πŸ™‚

    • Psych Babbler
      4 February 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Welcome here Dreamzandclouds! Thanks for the comment…I am glad she got her revenge… πŸ˜€