My Thursday Five Sentence Fiction prompt is here from Lillie’s blog and so is my tiny story. 

I hope you are liking the short fictions I’m writing.

So go ahead and check it out. 


Rano looked at her little kids sleeping on the floor mat in her tiny dark shelter.

Her three children were her world and she clung on to them like the protective tigress ever since her husband left her in this state for the other woman.

A painting by Cynthia Angeles titled Grief from

Their innocent faces and limp bodies made Rano desperate; she couldn’t see her children this way.

Everything is finished… this can’t go on… I have to accept the offer… I will not let my children suffer like this…

God give me Strength, I have never done this before, but if I don’t go and sleep with the men my kids will go hungry again tomorrow.

Word theme for the current week is STRENGTH.
Lillie McFerrin Writes

Leave a comment below if you liked the short story.

Tina Basu

5 Comments on Five Sentence Fiction – Desperate

  1. Anjana Pillai
    February 15, 2014 at 3:59 am (5 years ago)

    Touching…..and heartbreaking to think situations like these rally exist. Thank you for sharing Tina!

  2. Glynis Rankin
    February 15, 2014 at 3:59 am (5 years ago)

    This was a powerful story, and so true of many women around the world. Heartbreaking!

  3. Tina Basu
    February 17, 2014 at 4:38 am (5 years ago)

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  4. Tina Basu
    February 17, 2014 at 4:38 am (5 years ago)

    Yes some hard facts of life that you see around sometimes. Thanks

  5. Tina Basu
    February 17, 2014 at 4:40 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks Glynis. Yes the hard reality of society sometimes.


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