Monday, June 9, 2014

55 Fiction: I am a woman. No trespassing please!

Source: Internet Image care of Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly
I strain my neck to catch my baba walk home against the backdrop of the simmering sunset. A sudden fear grips me as the sound of a marching force approaches my village. Before I can alert, men barge into our homes. My mom is brutally raped by three hungry militants.  I live in Kivu, Congo.


Bikram said...

oh no.. such a sad state of affairs in that country.. they are all killing each other, who so ever grabs power..

dont know why we kill humans when everyone says be humane..

I reallly hope all this bloodshed stops and everyone lives in peace and harmony


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Karan Agrawal said...

Painful 55. Congo and surrounding has become capital for inhuman activities. Only hope it gets sorted out soon.

Anmol Rawat said...

Painful !
Well written.

Divya said...

@all, Painful indeed! The Human Rights reports from Congo tell horrid sexual violence stories that is quite saddening. Can't believe we still have countries where human rights are violated and the rest of the world is merely watching. Pathetic.