Murdering Meena (Friday 100-word thingie)
This was not what I expected, and I loved it.
Very Roald Dahl-istic. I actually enjoyed it.
Humans. When will they ever learn? Or will they?
The story although seemed very dark but It resonated with me, I agree that misplaced kindness and self sacrifice can totally ruin relationships and only lead to resentments and unhappiness.
Thank you for the shout out💫
I was going to press the "like" but it seems strange to like a tragic story. The psychologist in me wants to explain that whole situation. Then I remember, you made it up... 🤣
A very powerful story, Reena! Especially the part where the world supports you in your own erasure!
Your disclaimer at the beginning immediately piqued my interest and the story did not disappoint. I died at the "he just nodded" part. Justified (kidding!)
I immediately related to this story though (NOT the murder, I feel bad when I kill bugs) but I used to light myself on fire to keep everyone else warm. And it was a hard lesson to learn especially as people aren't really happy when you start setting boundaries and standing up for yourself after.
For me it was because I could see other people's struggles and felt like I was in a better place mentally and emotionally so I tried extra hard to help out. I'm a sensitive person and a natural helper and those two combined can be deadly. That becomes expectation and then, like you said, resentment builds and boils over. My boiling point was sending a text that no one took well but it ended better for me than Meena at least! 😅