Third Gender #CarrotRanch


Boy or girl Sakharam?

Dr Saheb wants to see me?” Sakharam answered, “I have cleared dues.”

Sakharam, your baby is a third gender,” Dr Sahai head of obstetrics and gynecology informed “we can make her a girl by surgery; it will cost money.”

“What is this third gender, brother?” a confused Sakharam asked.

Bhai looks like your baby is a hijda,” a better informed Dayaram explained.

Sakharam, a daily wage laborer, was found hanging from a tree next morning.

Hoping for a son, after three daughters, Sakharam lacked money and conviction to face the reality of fathering an eunuch.

Word Count : 99

April 19, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about gender. It can be fixed or fluid. Explore the topic on your own terms and open your mind to possibilities and understanding. Go where the prompt leads. More posts may be found here.

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  1. “Lacking money and conviction…” expresses the desperation of a father. I’m beginning to learn of cultural names, as well as attitudes through literary art because we seem reluctant to talk more openly. Thank you for putting forth a brave story even if the character lacked the fortitude.


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