Married Life: The Mistress

It’s every woman’s worst fear, along with the closure of Oxford Streetand the banning of all shopping. We all hope it never happens to us but in the pit of our stomachs, we worry over it.
Just two months in to our marriage, my husband has become another statistic. The awful thing is, he flaunts his affection for his darling ‘Sammy’ in my face!
It all began when my brother, Sumit and I took him shopping for a new TV. The weekend went something like this’

From shop to shop we skipped,
While he questioned, queried and quipped.
He fussed and fiddled with the knobs,
And went on about hertz, resolution and other bits and bobs!
Two days we spent while he pondered,
Two days we thought we squandered!
‘I’ve never seen you so confused.’ I stated.
‘It’s a lot of money to spend.’ He iterated!
He finally picked his Samsung,
‘I’m buying this for you’ slipped off his tongue.
‘This isn’t for me, I want my Chanel!’ I clarified.
The expression on his face was nothing short of terrified!
He undressed her in our bedroom,
And turned her on with the excitement of a groom!
Two months ago, I was the woman in his life.
Now it feels like that plastic Sammy is his wife!
My wife has a point but her story remains incomplete.
That night when I turned on my Sammy,
With my grin wide and my hands clammy.
I marvelled at the magic of the L.E.D.
Along with the 100 hertz and internet capability.
When I looked over at my wife, Mrs Bhojwani,
She too was mesmerized by the clarity.
She was lost in the 46’ L.C.D. Abyss,
And she whispered, ‘I love it. I’d forego a Chanel for this!
Marriage Tip 16;
If you’re going to bring a home a ‘mistress’ make sure she enjoys it too!
Welcome to my married life, now available in HD!
About the author:

Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh ( since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter’ won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
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