Tuesday, April 19, 2016

P for ... #AtoZChallenge2016

"Paa ...”

“Happy Birthday, Paa.“

She walked inside the hospital room with a big smile and a cake.

There was a fragile looking old man inside. When heard the voice he looked up with amusement. 

“Birthday? Whose?”

“Yours Paa. It’s your Birthday today.”

Seriously?! Awe. Thank you Doc. But why did you call me Paa, Doc?”

“Aah … Ha …  I’m sorry Mr Menon … I just thought of my Father. You look just like him.”

She left the room immediately before her patient who forgets that she was his daughter saw her eyes welling up.


  1. Its saddest when our parents forget us. My grandmother is going through this phase. It is odd that my mom and uncles feel so happy when they are recognised by granny.

  2. Poignant. Made me want to cry, just a little bit, too.

  3. oh this is so touching. So heart breaking for the family dealing with Alzheimer Disease.

    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

  4. Ohh.. so sad... parents forgetting their children is like the worst thing that can happen!
    Tina from
    The Sunny Side of Life
    Twinkling Tina Cooks

  5. sad and a bit scary... nonetheless - beautiful short story...