Never again

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It was her 21st birthday — a special year. She had waited all night for him. Surely he was going to turn up. She checked her phone for the millionth time. Still no message or call. Her friends had all made it to her party but it still hurt that he wasn’t present.

As the clock ticked past midnight, she sighed and wiped away the tears. She didn’t know why she was upset. After all, this wasn’t anything new. It had been happening for years. Except this time, he had promised. Had given her hope. Had told her how special her day was. And so, she had let herself hope. She allowed herself to get excited.

Never again, she thought.

Never again would she trust him.

Never again would she hope.

She went to bed with the resolve to never speak to her absent father again.

He had let her down for the very last time.

***This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.***

Until next time,


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  • Sheethal
    16 March 2014 at 8:10 pm

    It hurts so much when someone dear to us, forget our Birthday! …. Beautifully written! 🙂
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 March 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks Sheetal…it does hurt a lot. Not based on a true story though 🙂

  • Shailaja V
    16 March 2014 at 8:15 pm

    So sad, Psych 🙁 I could just picture her sitting there, waiting for him. Some people can be so cruel…

    Well done on the post!
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 March 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Shailaja…it is really sad how neglectful some loved ones can be…

  • nibha
    16 March 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Father missing his daughter’s special birthday! that would surely hurt a lot! Nice twist in the end! wa expecting someone else 😛

    • Psych Babbler
      16 March 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Glad you liked the twist… 🙂 And yes, a parent missing their child’s birthday is a hard thing!

  • Mi
    17 March 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Father missing the birthday 🙁 bad!
    I expected it to end in a different way…somehow.. 😛 but loved the way it ended!
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    • Psych Babbler
      18 March 2014 at 8:06 pm

      I think when I started it, my thoughts were to end it differently…probably what most of you thought. But then this came to me… sad but happens to some kids I see…

  • Kinmin
    18 March 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Very well written again! And yes, I was expecting someone else too, so great twist in the end! 🙂
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    • Psych Babbler
      18 March 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Kinmin! 🙂 That’s where I was initially thinking of taking the story but it changed…

  • Jayanta Tewari
    19 March 2014 at 5:39 am

    A touching one. Liked it.

  • Shilpa Garg
    19 March 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Aah! That would certainly hurt a lot! 😐
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