Turn In Life #Flash Fiction

The wife of a rich man dies suddenly. Relatives remarry him as he has a young son. His son’s name is Richard.

For a year or two, his second wife takes good care of her husband and her stepson Richard and wins their heart but when her own child Bunty is born, she shows her true colours.

The father dies with this grief.

She is a dirty and filthy woman. She treats Richard like a servant and even stops his schooling. Richard wants to learn and become a big man but she beats him brutally and holds him in her fist. His father tries to save him but can’t help as his wife has taken control of everything.

She controls Richard in everything. He is so influenced by her that he becomes a stoic.

She and her son Bunty sit at the dining table to have food and Richard is asked to sit on the floor and have the leftovers.

Richard works day and night in his own field with his servants as he has a habit of enduring everything with silence.

One day an accident occurred on the highway while he was working in the field, so all the vehicles had to divert from the main road and go over the field embankment.

A rich girl’s car gets stuck in the mud. She screams for help, Richard rushes to her aid and with the help of other servants pulls her car out of the mud. This rich girl begins to see him as a stuntman.

Gradually she develops interest in him and comes to the field to meet him. She learns from other servants that his stepmother is harassing him. She tells Richard that she’s not a rich girl but the daughter of a driver who drives a car of a rich man.

Further she makes a plan by meeting other honest servants who help her in her plan and as per their plan a farmer takes the girl to Richard’s house and tells his stepmother that, if she accepts his daughter as her daughter- in-law then he will give her 1000 square meters of farmland.

This greedy woman with the hope of getting 1000 square meters of land got her married to Richard.

After getting married, Richard goes to the farm as usual. At home Richard’s stepmother tells the housemaid not to come for work as she wants Richard’s wife to do all the house chores.

As Richard’s wife knows everything about her mother-in-law she doesn’t obey her orders instead she beats her with the same belt which she used to beat Richard. Her addicted son , Bunty too gets beaten when he comes to help his mother.

When Richard comes home to have lunch he is surprised to see everything has changed in his house.

The relationship between the stepmother and her son Bunty was split. Seeing this strange change, Richard starts thinking how all things have changed in his house in a day.

This post is part of FOWC With Fandango

His challenge words are Dirty, Stoic, Table and Split

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