Xerox Copies (#AtoZChallenge)

This is my 9th attempt at the month-long blogging challenge, Blogging from A to Z. I’ve completed it 5 times so far. My theme this year is 7 Sentence Fiction, and the word I’m using for X is Xerox.

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Xerox Copies

“Paras takes after his father.”

Every time someone told this to Tamara, she beamed. She knew some of the people were saying it only to make her jealous, but it only made her happy to hear it.

Even his in-laws had told her so on the day the families had met over dinner before his marriage.

On occasion, she heard raised voices between the couple, but she also saw them make up for it soon after.

“Even we had these small tiffs in our marriage, so I know it will be okay in the end. After all, Paras is a xerox copy of his father,” she told herself, just as the sound of his slap on her daughter-in-law’s cheek proved otherwise.

Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: Stories | for A to Z 2018.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
27th April, 2018)


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.

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