Coming out of my closet


It was time for Vishal to go back to the real world. He had decided to tell his dad that he loves Ankit and that they wanted to spend their lives together.

Vishal didn’t know how will his dad react. Will he accept his sexual preference? Will he beat him to death? Will he take him to some psychiatrist? He couldn’t anticipate what was to follow as these kinds of discussions had never been a part of their family room discussions. He knew his dad is although not very progressive & open-minded, but have always supported him & his decisions with an open heart.

“I am not a kind of person who would kill himself just because life gets tough. Stop worrying about me please,” he told Ankit over the call. He knew Ankit was also worried sick as suddenly Vishal took off for Goa without informing anyone. But Ankit knew Vishal needed to clear his head & gain some courage before he could talk to his dad about their relationship.

“No matter what the world says about me, how much ever they judge me, abuse me, reject me or shame me, my love for Ankit is eternal & I am what I am,” he thought to himself. He walked on the wet cool sand barefoot for a while to soothe his soul. He knew life ahead is tough, but this is the path he needs to walk on – for himself, for his love, for his peace!

He was finally ready to go back to Allahabad & talk to his dad!

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35 Responses

  1. Such a bright mind u are, amazing out of the box story…prou pof u.

  2. Someart Sings says:

    Smoothing flow in a rough vicinity! It’s a impacting craft to imbibe something such deep in simple words. Wish it was a little longer, but I understand how it would have broken the flow; like a coffee gone cold before its time.

  3. crazyaboutcolors6 says:

    life is tough and it is really important to stand hard for yourself in such tough phases, this is the only way to win over life. Great piece of writing.

  4. Cant wait for the next part.. so well written. Loved it

  5. Mahak says:

    Well written Shalu. I can almost feel all the questions and doubts he must be going through and then his mind clearing up as he walked on the sand. I hope there is a next part to this. I would really want to know how it went with his family.

  6. The fear of rejection and zeal to live with love can be felt by readers. I wanted to read further about the character. Well written

  7. Love is beautiful, if two persons who love each other and want to live together then what is the problem there? Why they have to deal with such insane things? Why the society will abuse them? After all they love each other that is imp not their gender.Loved your post dear.

  8. This is great Shalu, eagerly wait to read what happens next.. Fingers crossed to hear some positive words from his dad ?

  9. Tina says:

    So very well written. Love is pure and love is beyond everything else. Quite a different story.

  10. Neha says:

    You have brought about the emotional turmoil well. HopefiHop after the recent judfjudge things will improve.

  11. Wow that’s great story, can’t wait to see the next part

  12. Roma says:

    Realistic and hearttouching, glad you choose to depict their dilemma.

  13. Such decisions are always tough, our social has still clutching on norms which are obsolete and doesn’t have any significance. Glad the highest court have changed the course of law, but still there is a long route to home. Lovely story.

  14. this was well written, i could imagine the suspense and the emotions in the story. well written

  15. Love your story telling talent, Shalz.

    The tale is so intriguing & I can’t wait for the continued story.

  16. Geethica says:

    This is the age of acceptance. We need to find that courage and fulfill our dreams and live the life of our own choice.

  17. Great write up, looking forward to more like this!! Simply love it!!

  18. jhilmildsaha says:

    I am waiting eagerly to know what happens next. This is a very well written piece with so much of emotional asoect.

  19. I realize how difficult it is to actually understand one’s own self and then to go about convincing our family <3 You have depicted the stigma and the challenges of being "different" in this world beautifully <3

  20. Love is love no offense ,I really love the way you have narrated such a meaningful story.

  21. Blogaberry Foo says:

    Oh this is different from the boy meets girl and all. Waiting to know what happens next.

  22. alpanadeo says:

    Love knows no boundaries. It’s the society which has set some rules or norms. Such decisions are not easy. But one who make them and live with them inspire of all odds is the hero.

  23. It was a gripping story which beautifully portrays that love is unconditional and pure. Loved the way you have woven it.

  24. Ruchie says:

    I love the way you have shared this …it’s important to understand that some decisions are important for life!!

  25. TripleAmommy says:

    Short and succinct. Raises an important issue. Will be good to see the next part.

  26. simi sp says:

    Waiting for ur next post so well expressed beautiful write up.

  27. So touching story , beautiful written.eagerly Waiting to know what happen next?

  28. I have just stumbled upon this section of your fictional story. Now I can’t wait to read the other sections!

  29. It got me intrigued about the character all the more. The fear of rejection could be felt and well that’s the reality.

  30. Tina Basu says:

    This is so well written, love is pure and has no limits. Its is us who create boundaries and rules.

  31. Varsh says:

    Loved your take on this. Coming out of the closet isn’t easy but if our family doesn’t understand us, who will? Is a next part coming up?

  32. Deepika says:

    Now I am eager to know his father’s reaction. You are right these decisions are not easy. But one thing is sure they should go with their instinct. That will be good for all.

  33. Bushra says:

    Thats intriguing read, crisp and thought provoking. Writing on such topics is needed to let the world know that it’s normal

  34. jhilmildsaha says:

    Will be waiting to find out what happens next. Its a scenario very commonly faced by individuals when they actually want to come out. I wish our society was more open.

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