100 Words 26 Emotions – # 16 Periods

“What happened Madhu? Why are you crying? And why are you back from school early?”


“Amma, I got my first periods today and school. I went to the school infirmary to get a pad. I did not even know how to wear it. And when I came out, went to the washroom, and came back to class, seemed like everyone had guessed what happened. All the boys were laughing at me amma, and even the girls were whispering and giggling.”


Amma felt a little ashamed and knew what’s the next conversation she needs to have with Madhu’s younger sister Lata.



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