Her Regret

Jaibala/ June 23, 2014/ Short Stories/ 8 comments

She was silent as her husband handed over the keys to the officials. They tried everything the courts, the media, the people; nothing could help them now.


She had wanted to warn him not to spend his life savings and hopes on legal uncertainty. A house in the suburbs wasn’t a bad idea. She did not; Speaking on financial matters was a big taboo for a lady who hadn’t even completed her matriculation.


As she watched her home being taken away from her today, she regretted not having spoken then. She rued the fact that regret could not bring comfort.



About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at contact@jaibalarao.com


  1. Taboos are such, that they screw up life in some way or the other. Later, if not now.

    1. True Taboos bad, regrets are worse 🙂

  2. Regret never brings comfort. Been there, done that. 🙂

    1. It never does. True.

  3. Oh nice piece!! “she rued the fact that regret cannot bring comfort”… so true this

    1. Thanks Seeta 🙂

  4. gosh! how tragic! 🙁
    common sense and instinct don’t really need education do they?

    1. Nope not really. Its really tragic that common sense is realted very ofetn to education.

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