The truth is more horrifying than fiction.
Word Count- 103
The lone surviving daughter in her family Laxmi looked at the sky hopefully.
Dark clouds, lightning and thunder promised a good rain fall this year.
She hoped her parents might not have to sell her this year to repay their debts.
In the last three years many in their debt ridden village were compelled to sell their wives and daughter to survive the ravaging drought, an uninvited guest.
The meager money provided by the State and Union Govt. to the drought affected areas did not reach the small farmers and agricultural workers like them.
She sighed, ‘ it’s too early to be hopeful.’
(related link- Farmers selling wives and daughters to survive drought)