Title: Never Ever
Author: Gita Reddy
Publication Date: March 10, 2016
After thirteen years of marriage, Raj utters the D-Word, and it reverberates between him and his wife, Divya, who is deaf.
Never Ever is a story about love, marriage, divorce, and commitment.
I received a free ecopy of this short story for an honest review.
Although this is a short story, Gita Reddy does a good job of relating how important communication is in a relationship. And when one spouse is deaf, it makes communicating even more difficult if she decides she doesn’t want to listen.
Having a good marriage doesn’t just happen…it’s work. Raj and Divya learn this when they stop communicating. He has just become a partner and is working a lot of hours and isn’t respectful enough to let her know when he won’t be home for dinner. Divya is a stay at home mom who insists on keeping up the Indian tradition of cooking a meal every day for her family. She’s lonely and when Raj mentions divorce, she regrets not keeping her job when they got married. Is divorce where they’re headed? What about the children?
The emotions of both Raj and Divya are depicted well by Gita Reddy. I love the ending of this story! It is an example of how marriage should work.
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About the Author
Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for middle-graders and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children.
She wrote and illustrated her first picture book for kids in August, 2015. She plans to write a few more because the experience was very satisfying.
Ms Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes.
She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.
She also writes under the name Heera Datta