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A Forbidden Issue


By Hiranya Borah

Copyright 2017 Hiranya Borah

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It is a taboo to discuss with others about own experience as a victim of physical abuse. If it comes to discuss with his wife, it may be more difficult. But Manish was able to muster courage to discuss his traumatic experiences with his own wife that too on the very first day of their marriage. What was the reaction of his wife?

It is a fictitious story. Any resemblance with the main character with any living or dead person may be a mere coincidence only.

Thanks to my readers and friends and above all my family for their constant support to write something usual and unusual. I love them all.

Thanks to Smashwords for publishing this story book along with my other books.


Chapter I: The First Night

Sunita was very happy to have a husband like Manish. He is extremely intelligent, having an excellent job and above all, he is quite handsome also.

Sunita is also very beautiful, highly educated and from a very good family. Their marriage was an arranged marriage. Sunita met Manish only once before their engagement. Sunita actually did not want to marry for another one or two years as she is the youngest daughter of her parent. But after her meeting with Manish she had changed her mind and agreed to marry Manish at the convenience of their parents and Manish.

Their parents agreed for a quick but elaborate marriage befitting to their financial and social status.

After their marriage, as per their tradition (which is different from many others), both the bride and groom stayed for the first time in a decorated room at Sunita’s parental home.

Sunita was sitting on her bed waiting for Manish to lift her veil. Manish came to the room and sat on the bed near to Sunita. As expected, he did not lift the veil of Sunita for some time. Both were sitting silently for some time.

Then finally Manish broke the silence, ‘Sunita, I do not know, how I shall start the issue! But I must tell these things to you. I do not know how will you react to the core issue?’

Sunita thought, Manish must have a past love life. She wanted only that love life should not have a bearing on their married life. Sunita did not utter any word.

‘You must be thinking, I had a relation with another lady. No I did not have any girl in my life.’ He paused for a moment.

Sunita’s anxiety increased this time. ‘Is Manish a homosexual or he is impotent?’ Her head started rolling.

‘You must be thinking now that, either I am a homosexual or an impotent. Again, I am saying a no.’ He again paused.

This time Sunita could not stop from talking. She removed her veil by herself contrary to her own expectation and told, ‘For God’s sake, tell me what you want to say quickly, otherwise I am going to faint. I do not want any more suspense!’

In the next half an hour Manish told a story, Sunita never thought to hear from her husband on their very first night.

Chapter II: Father Had No Time for Him

Manish was born after his elder sister. He is the only son with three sisters of their parent. He was extremely pampered. His parent wanted to give everything within their reach to him.

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