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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chanti's Escape - a short story

Chanti is a 13 year old girl living in Nawada, South Bihar, India. Her parents introduce Chanti to Sam Saraswati, a Canadian, and within a very short time the marriage takes place. The child bride travels with her new husband to Elliot Lake, Canada where they live with Sam's parents. Life is good for Chanti until Sam's parents are killed in a car crash. Suddenly at the age of 15 Chanti is mistress of the household and expected to take over all the household duties Shirley Saraswati performed. Children are born of the marriage. Chanti's husband becomes more abusive as time passes. Feeling alone and trapped in her situation Chanti dreams of returning to Bihar but it is not until she has reached the age of sixty-eight that she finally makes her decision to leave her husband. Will she succeed in her attempt to escape?

Chanti's Escape, a short story, is free Sunday, July 26th in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites.

If you enjoy this short story, look for it as one of 12 stories contained in short story anthology titled Social Studies, Book Three - Weaving Alice plus Eleven which is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

This anthology can also be purchased directly from  where the link is

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