A-Z Challenge – R – Rejected



The Two Incomplete Halves.


She was feeling everyone stare at her as she walked into the canteen to have tea.

“Do you see her bob cut hair?” Shilpa whispered.

“And where’s her cigarette, didn’t see her pack since morning.” Viral added.

“That’s what rehabs do, don’t they? They get you rid of certain habits.” Shilpa chuckled again.


Avoiding all the talk Ananya darted her way to the farthest table of the canteen. She looked at her watch, it was just 16.00, two more hours to go and she can avoid all talk and leave office, she thought to herself. Ananya felt utterly disconcerted.

Just a table away, “Look Ananya is back, wo…she looks different.”

“Yeah, she looks hotter with the new look.”

“No I mean, looks like her rehab rumor and 3 month sabbatical sounds real now.”

“Wasn’t she involved with that fair guy?”

“Of course she was, in fact he left her I hear.”

“Anyway she is not worth it, sad, depressed.”

In trepidation and feeling the rejection again, Ananya grabbed her tea cup with both hands and closed her eyes squeezing the cup hard trying to meditate and count from 10 to 1 as the therapist had instructed in case she felt anxious and needed to avoid negative thoughts.


 “Why can’t we be together Ananya?


“My parents would never agree to me marrying a non-Brahmin, Karan.”


“We love each other, tell your parents nothing can come between us.”


“Why don’t you understand, my parents have told me to be away and not talk to you.”


“Tell those pricks, enough is enough. Stop getting emotionally blackmailed. Or else I will lose it.”


“Why lose it Karan, don’t say a word to my parents okay?”


“They are, in fact they are the worst parents anyone can have, and they don’t understand your wishes. I will show them what I am; they need to be taught a lesson.”


“Stttoppp ittt Kaaraan, yooou starttted agaaiin. Mmmy parrrentsss arree aaall I hhave; theeey hhhave ddd..done eeeverything fo..fo..foor me. D..D..Don’t you abussse th..them.”


“Ananya, I have lost it. Listen I don’t want a thing from you. Just get lost you stammering b**** and ask your parents too. You don’t deserve me. You are nothing but an incomplete sick stammering woman. I leave you now.”





Ananya slammed a tight slap on his face as she opened her eyes in rage. She was pulled back to reality. He stood there holding his red cheek, tears welled up.

“The…teaaa..wwasss …spilllinnngg…ittt..woulldd…sc..sc..scald…you. Sooo..ii thougghhtt …buutt you..”

“Yooou staaammmer? Whattt’s youuur n…name?” Ananya asked looking straight into his eyes.


Ananya’s anxiety melted in a second. She had met someone who was like her, a mirror image.

“D..D…D..Do yyou want tea?” The conversation had just begun between the two incomplete halves.

 Note: Neither Ananya nor Rohan with their stammering were never incomplete, incomplete were those who could not understand them. The complete them would never face rejection.



“there is nothing I want to write from Q” I said, “And I am not giving up the challenge” after all he gave me quizzical as the emotion, like seriously…noway! So back to the challenge, “Whats for R?” And I gave a list of emotions, After rejecting a lot of emotions we zeroed in on Rejected and am sure after a super quizzical post Shashank will come up with a super post on rejected, hop in here for more.


  1. April 22, 2015
    • April 24, 2015
  2. April 22, 2015
    • April 24, 2015
  3. April 22, 2015
    • April 24, 2015
  4. April 22, 2015
    • April 24, 2015
  5. April 22, 2015
    • April 24, 2015
  6. April 23, 2015
    • April 24, 2015
  7. April 23, 2015
    • April 24, 2015
  8. May 6, 2015
    • May 6, 2015
  9. May 6, 2015
    • May 6, 2015
  10. May 14, 2015

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