Unrealized Ambitions & Other Stories
By Raja Sharma
Copyright@2011 Raja Sharma
All Rights Reserved.
Chapter 1: Back to Social Cage
That must have been a strange day when she decided to take that unprecedented decision, for she had been silently bearing all the atrocities, without ever uttering a word of protest. Her fate had been sealed by her parents when she was sent away with a husband, double her age. His only virtue was his extreme richness. She had been suffering for long but now she had taken a strong decision to seek at least one day’s freedom from that social cage.
There was a parrot in a cage hanging in her bedroom. Her husband loved that parrot very much. The parrot used to imitate the sounds made by the inmates of the house. That day, immediately after waking up, she unlocked the door of the cage and freed the bird. The bird came out timidly but after a while it flew out of the window into a new world of liberty.