Not all talented writers are well known, which is a shame. Hundreds of wonderful writers out there never get the recognition they need.
One talented writer I’ve found recently is named Ajay Tulsiani with his piece, Takes One to Know One. His fiction story is about a woman in a terrible romantic relationship. She’s pleased that the bank has a long wait, so she can spend more time away from her awful husband. In line, she even fantasizes about getting a new husband. However, at the end, she connects with the bank teller that shows her own signs of having a terrible husband, while letting the main character get the relief from the bank that she needs before her husband gets furious again.
This story gives a wonderful impression about the terrors from abusive relationships that happen worldwide. Both women show their pain – one more emotionally and the other more physically – in the story. However, the story also hints at the bond that strengths them together. The bank teller helps the woman avoid her husband’s rage, just as she would’ve wanted. At the end, the title gives the piece so much worth because it helps the reader see the depth of that small interaction between the two women.
One of my favorite moments, is when the bank teller reveals her own pain.
She then unrolled her right sleeve to reveal two long scars along her arm. “Marriage sure can be terrible.”
The story – just like any other story – has room still to grow. A few spots ‘tell’ the story rather than ‘show’ it, especially towards the beginning. Those moments stuck out to me and made the beginning not as smooth as the rest of the tale.
However, each word in the story got the anxious and dreadful tone across. The story let the readers connect and understand the main character well and had a beautiful message that reminds us of what some women go through. It’s a fun quick read that I recommend.