Coming out of my closet

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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!

21 Responses

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

  2. Someart Sings

    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

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

  10. 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. 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. 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

    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.

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