My take on 7x7x7x7 Writing Prompt!!
- Grab the 7th book from your bookshelf.
- Open it up to page 7.
- Pinpoint the 7th sentence on the page.
- Begin a poem/a piece of prose that begins with that sentence
- Limit it in length to 7 lines/7 sentences.
The 7th book on my shelf is...Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Devikarni...
'....it made my eyes water'...
She was lying on the bed, with swollen feet propped on a pillow --perhaps, this was her karma, I thought.
'She should go now...', I muttered, but immediately plucked out the evil thought out of my mind.
As advised by the Doctor, I pressed a poultice of warm salt on her swollen belly.
It was a faint and tired moan, but, strangely I heard the sharpest cry of pain....
I took both her hands, in a moment she pulled them away and said coldly,' Let me go....please.'
At night, the windows were curtained, her voice was chasing me from within with words as strong as stones, and before it raced out of my mind; I gave her an overdose of morphine.
( I know Euthanasia is a controversial topic. But, I believe, it is imperative to draft a law that permits euthanasia under special circumstances, without creating a situation in which the old and sick suddenly find themselves at the mercy of lawmakers to relieve them.)
This is in response to the WriteTribe prompt.