Monsters are real, so are the Ghosts! They Live inside us; and sometimes they WIN too’ – Stephen King

With a smile he slipped the drink in her hand, she loved his eyes when he smiles; they sparkle. Ecstatic with the joy of ‘just got promoted, she finished it – bottoms up!’ All eyes were stuck on her; some to participate in her happiness & joy, but few were ONLY to stare. He kept her close, didn’t want to lose her from sight. Seems like he has been trying since a long, today might be the chance.

She could feel the earth’s rotation and her head was splitting into two. Quizzically looked at him and rushed towards ladies’ room. “It’s the Tequila again; err… I hate it.” He followed her, and kept a close watch. Few minutes later she came out, he held her tight and pulled towards the lounge. In dark and gloomy corner, they sat. She was a total mess, and definitely in need of help. His intentions were clear – he knew it’s time. Sliding hands under her skirt he meant business. There I lost my control and yelled on top of my lungs!

Whole surrounding turned unreceptive for him, and we meant business. Ladies took charge and I lead the battalion –

“How dare you touch her like that?”

“What were you trying to do to her?”

“Don’t you think it’s wiser to call her family and send her off?”

“You DO this to all your friends or she is the first try?”

The charges were leveled and he is the perpetrator – quite clearly. Someone suggested to dial 100 when a shallow voice reached our hostile ears. ‘Let him go.’ She gathered all her strength to say – ‘he’s brother; leave him’.

Oh wow, so you are the Brother! You pervert, trying to molest your own sister. Humanity has stooped so low. Taking advantage of her vulnerability, what a MONSTER you are? Your mother would be ashamed to birth a Satan like you.

No, she would not! In fact, she would be really worried that I have not taken care of my dear sister because of you ‘feminists’! Yes, I am her brother and she need me more than your ‘attempts’ to protect her. She has ruined her dress by throwing, the very reason I was trying to help her. I checked her drinks as she’s allergic to white spirits. Still somehow Tequila entered her system. But why do I explain these things to you?


Author’s Note

Times have changed, but are the human relationships too? There are many evils in society today which were probably hidden or were rare earlier. But that doesn’t mean we look at every other person with a ‘question mark’!

Being careful is different and over judgemental is something else altogether. I have grown up with neighbourhood friends. Played alone without prying eyes, went out with uncles, stayed many noon-times with aunts. Probably that was a different time, but what about values? Many times, the monsters are in our heads and we perceive things as we like.

As every coin has two side, so is every situation. The incidents of hate & crime are disheartening. Must be dealt with severe punishments by the court of law. But at the same time, we cannot see every relation or intention with doubts. We cannot judge anyone without knowing the reason behind.

All I wish to convey via this post is – Let’s not judge anyone without having full knowledge of the situation. #StopJudging

© Dipika Singh

I’m taking part in the Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge.

Also written for the challenge – Family Traditions

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Mayuri Nidigallu · October 24, 2017 at 7:28 am

So right, Dipika! We are becoming impatient and intolerant along with being quick to judge.
I love how well you have exposed all these through your story. So well written!

    gleefulblogger · October 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Thank you so much Mayuri for inspiring with your words & feedback.

Team MocktailMommies · October 24, 2017 at 8:04 am

Please take a bow Dipika for this powerful tale with a crystal clear message… broaden the mindset!

Anagha from Team MocktailMommies

    gleefulblogger · October 24, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Thank you so much Anagha for your kind words.
    * Respect & motivation *

JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG) · October 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

Very well portrayed Dipika. It is no surprise that the monster is in our head. How we think all we have read and seen and react instead of taking the time to stop and think about the present situation? Good one.

Monika · October 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

Wonderfully written but in such a situation anybody wud have thought exactly u did

Shilpa Garg · October 24, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Oh, judging others without knowing the details come very easily to us. But when we judge others blindly, we do not define them, we define ourselves.

Anita Singh · October 24, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Sheetan sabke ander rehta hai per aapne sahi kaha ki bina sab truth jaane hume judge nahi karna chaiye, hum.kabhi galat bhi ho saktey hain

Bahut accha likha hai 👌👌

Tina · October 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Wonderful Deepika, people are always ready to jump into a judgement without thinking anything!!!

Neha · October 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm

That was a nice spin! True there are two sides to the story

Meenakshi · October 26, 2017 at 4:17 am

Well written post, Dipika.Indeed the times of change.Maybe because of the effect of gadgets or technology, we are ending up being too judgemental too soon and quick to react.

Shruti Arora · October 26, 2017 at 5:29 am

After reading this that famous saying “They judge me before they even know me” comes to mind. Beautifully written article 🙂

Geethica Mehra · October 26, 2017 at 8:13 am

Actually, the times have changed so much that our minds have also been polluted to some extent. I also had a carefree childhood but not anymore. In all sense, it is Kalyug today.

Payal Agarwal · October 29, 2017 at 8:30 am

A powerful write and a nice message! “Let’s not judge anyone without having full knowledge of situation.” Very well said!

    gleefulblogger · October 29, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Thank You Payal, glad you could connect to it.

AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal · November 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Dipika, you have put forth the judgemental issue in true sense. Sometime our over analyzing minds make us monster. Great take on prompt.

MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

Alexx Bloom · February 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm

it got me stuck on it, so meaningfull points that you introduced to us .

tryology_with_gunika · February 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

That’s the downside of over awareness ….and good you brought this into notice…..people like us come down to judgements very quickly …

Reetu · February 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

True we shouldn’t draw conclusions about any situation easily, and not be judgemental.

    gleefulblogger · February 11, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    True Reetu, thank you for connecting to the thought.

Jhilmil · February 8, 2018 at 5:33 pm

So true, the coin has both the sides, we all might witness some nasty people, but there are many beautiful ones as well. What all matters is to have that optimism in life and rule out toxic people.

Papri Ganguly · February 8, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Wow I’m so spellbound. You have delivered a very powerful message and I second you on this.

Ajisth's Mom Style · February 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm

Agree with your thoughts . We do not have any right to judge anyone until we know the reason behind it.

Charu · February 8, 2018 at 10:56 pm

This is awesome. As a mom of twins I have myself questioned the intentions of so many of my relatives when they are too close to the kids

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