Not You #FridayFotoFiction #Wordarry

Even more excited to write for #FridayFotoFiction from the time the husband has got on board. With more show off, am sure the criticism may take a back seat. But boy am glad and thankful to the ladies behind #FridayFotoFiction, for bringing back the storyteller to life. 🙂 Not You , a wordarry inspired by this weeks photo prompt.

#FridayFotoFiction #Wordarry

Not You

As he read his morning newspaper, he noticed women passing by ogling at him. He smiled but didn’t acknowledge. ‘Attention is good isn’t it?’ he beamed, wondering if he should smile back at them.

Another victim of Harvey Weinstein speaks up – read the headline. This time it was his secretary. ‘What’s with men in top level management and their obsession with women? More so what’s with women, who refuse to fight them and choose to stay silent? Was success more important than self-esteem?’, the questions seem to haunt him.

*Beep* his blackberry got him back to reality. “Come home soon daddy!” read the message from the little one. She was using his husband’s phone again. He smiled as he replied and thought determined, “You shall be a fighter dear one, never a victim! I Promise.”

Am a Daddy first.

No Not You. #NeverMeToo

Wordcount (144)

Linking the story Fire! to #FridayFotoFiction up to Tina & Mayuri


Do comment in and let me know what you thought of it. Also read all the other #FridayFotoFiction.

Note: It’s heartbreaking to read the umpteen #MeToo stories and the unfolding of the Hollywood scandal of women being raped and molested. Makes you wonder if morality is the thing of the past, more so, why do we as women choose to rather be quite. Isn’t silence encouraging such predators to find more victims? Stop them, kick their ass, speak up, so their isn’t another one who goes through what you did!


21 thoughts on “Not You #FridayFotoFiction #Wordarry

  1. I loved this take on the prompt, and the trending topic.
    If only more men realised that the woman they grope is someones daughter, wife, sister and someone could be doing it to theirs, they would behave themselves better.

  2. A very different take on the prompt, Akshata. True to every word. If every man thinks of his daughter/wife/mom or the female at his home before groping , disrespecting other women, the cry of #MeToo would never be heard. This is something which has made me think and question hard on Why does this happen?. I mean is a man’s lust so uncontrollable? If yes, then he is no less than an animal, which he should admit, coz the latter doesn’t know how to keep control on his feelings.

    1. I feel it is more to do with how boys are raised, the values and thoughts. Need to inbuild in them that it’s not okay and they have no right to force upon another human.

  3. You connected a burning issue with the prompt so well. Wish all men put themselves in the loved ones’ shoes before misbehaving with any woman then the world will be so much better

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