Posted in Life and After

The Leech Who Lived


The Sonographer quietly raises two fingers and her heart sinks. As twice before, her husband asks her to wait outside while he plans to get rid of the “leech”.

Prepared this time, she walks purposefully outside the Ultrasound centre determined to outrun the murderer of her daughters.

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash



I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at or through my Facebook page

3 thoughts on “The Leech Who Lived

    1. In India, female Featicide is so common that we have rules against checking gender of unborn…not that they help much, just raise the cost of ‘service’. And it is higher in states with 100% literacy rate


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