Role Reversal #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction

I couldn’t focus on work.This was a big decision we had taken.The stakes were high.

In a society where a mother is considered a primary caregiver- we had chosen to defy these rigid norms.After my 4 months paid maternity break,I was back at work. As a Director and a stellar career which I loved, I had chosen to come back.My husband had chosen to take a sabbatical and raise the child.

As I reached home,the table was set for tea- a slice of bread with a heart shape cut out in the middle- I knew that instant we had chosen right.

(100 words)

Linking up with Rochelle Wisoff for Friday Fictioneers, a photo prompt flash fiction. Thanks Β© Kelvin M. Knight for the photo.


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59 thoughts on “Role Reversal #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction

  1. That’s a lovely story Akshata. In today’s times, this is more important now than ever. I guess its been a long time since we have ‘reserved’ particular tasks for women and other tasks for men. It’s important we come forward and be the change we want to see.

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  2. Thank goodness it’s becoming easier for men to be the primary caregiver. I like the message of your post.
    One tiny thing – and I hope you don’t mind my mentioning it – you say “The husband…” Do you think it would show the intimacy more clearly if you said “My husband…”?
    All the best

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  3. This title caught my eye in the inlinkz chart…as i opened i was thinking whose role would have reversed.
    After reading your post, i felt a sense of pride and smiled. Very relevant
    Great use of the heartful bread πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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