365 Writing Prompt: Erasure

You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened.What would you erase and why?

This incident took place when I was studying in “Holy Cross College”  I  my classmate and two other girls made plans to go to the movie hall to watch a movie.

We got permission from Sr. Joseph Mary our teacher, the condition was we’d have to get a chaperone to go with us . My classmate asked her aunt who agreed .

A few minutes after we got ready, the aunt informed my classmate something’s come up she won’t be able to make it. While we were thinking whether we should cancel our plan, my classmate suggested we should go. Sr. Joseph Mary doesn’t have to know.

One of the girls in our group named Hasina was somewhat of  a scatter brain, no one could really tell what her reaction can be from moment to moment.

She was asked if it was okay with her, if not she didn’t have to go. She promised she didn’t mind.

With her assurance we left the gate of the college,hired a cab and went to the movie hall to watch the movie. Everything was fine we came back happy we were able to watch the movie.

About an hour later Sr. Joseph Mary called one of the girls, she said:  I am unhappy to know you broke the rule and if Hasina hadn’t told me I would not  have known.”

One by one she called us, it was my turn she said: “Chaman I did not expect this from you, why didn’t you tell me you went to the movie without a chaperone?”

I felt I was in front of a judge who was questioning me about the crime I committed, and worst of all I did not have the decency to tell her before she found out.

I thought my voice left me with the saddest tone and tearful eyes I replied, ” I thought you’ll be angry!”

That day I realized I wish I could erase this sad incident of my life!

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2 thoughts on “365 Writing Prompt: Erasure

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. We have memories that we’d like to erase. They can be painful to hold. Perhaps writing about this might enable this memory to fade for you.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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