A Chance to Live

Literary Yard

By: Padmini Krishnan

I felt that something was not quite right as I boarded DSL-231. Vimmi seemed relaxed and her eyes shone with excitement. We were going home to Sheila.

I opened my laptop as soon as we settled down. After 10 minutes, Vimmi said, “You missed these figures.” pointing to an account on my open screen. She had been a Financial Consultant too, working with me. Now I went to the office all alone while Vimmi looked after Sheila, our child. Vimmi had refused to move away from our home in Singapore for the past four years. Her only outings were her daily walks with Sheila and visits to kids’ clinics. Eventually, I had persuaded her to accompany me to San Francisco, leaving Sheila with her mom. The plane jerked. We both held tightly to the armrests. Was the weather bad?

I smiled suddenly.


“I was thinking of…

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