Thursday, May 2, 2019

A New Bride

Image result for indian bride with family

"Dad, I can't take it anymore!" the new bride lamented over the telephone.

"Give it some time. Don't make a hasty decision."

"But, Dad his family's so different than how I've been brought up! They have weird tastes, and most of the time they live with us." she sobbed.

"Look at the positive side; you have a loving husband. Give it some time; otherwise, we're always there for you!"

She put down the phone as she wiped her tear, "For the sake of Sam, I shall become sisu for a few days and then decide what to do next."

A brief note: In Indian marriages when a bride marries she has to 'learn' to adjust with the groom's family and their various tactics!  As the saying goes, "If you marry an Indian guy; you tend to marry his whole family!" 

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about sisu. It’s a Finnish concept of enduring strength, the ability to consistently overcome. Think long-term. Go where the prompt leads!


Unknown said...

I have never heard of it before. But I think there ought to be an Indian version of it too with a different name:-)

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

Very nice...a flash fiction and a cultural lesson, rolled up in a nice, neat package.

CharliMills said...

What a stunning photo, such vibrancy! And it contrasts the challenges after the picture-perfect weddings. Great use of the word!