#AtoZChallenge 2017 – L for Luxury

It was a big day for Raman. His daughter Sri was turning ten years old.

The plans were elaborate. The dresses she had been searching for had been promptly bought. She loved to travel, so a surprise family trip to Singapore for a week had been arranged too. He even gave Nalini, the maid, a bonus of 2000 rupees on the occasion.

“It’s a luxury we can afford,” Raman told his wife, looking at the happiness on Sri’s face.

Outside, Nalini counted 1500 rupees to pay her son’s three months’ due fees, relieved that her prayers were answered in time.

My theme for this April is something I call ON SHORT NOTICE. The topic for the letter L is Luxury, suggested by Janani and Shalini, in the previous post. I request you, my readers, to suggest a word with M that might inspire my post for M. I’ll choose one from the options I get, and write on that. I won’t choose the same reader for successive days. Thanks in advance!

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
14th April, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

24 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge 2017 – L for Luxury”

  1. How the definition of luxury varies from person to person and how well you have incorporated into the short story. You have used the word luxury at the right place in the story. I’m becoming a fan of this shirt fiction style of writing. I’m glad you chose this particular topic from the options I sent.

    The suggestions for M –
    Marriage, Mother, Mindset

  2. Such a lovely closing. All the perspectives and motivations come through so clearly. Its like an eye witness account from two different eye witnesses, both will tell two remarkably different stories….about the same event….

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