Priya pretended to inhale the smoke and blew on her father’s face. At that moment he decided what he will do with her.
Now, twenty-five years later, sitting in the 2:15pm train to Pune on a summer day, she looked out of the window. Why was it so easy for him to do that to me, she thought.
Author’s note: Openings is a series of a short scenes. Each scene carries some emotion, intrigue and surprise. You can use these scenes in your own creative way: unblock your writing, or practice translating them into Telugu or any other language, or make it your own and take it in a direction you want it to go.