Friday Fictioneers: Handy Work

Before I post my story, I would like to request my fellow Fictioneers to please participate in my poll which I posted on my one year WordPress anniversary. To participate please click here.

And now for the story:

view-from-the-planeHadia dreamt of becoming a successful businesswoman one day. But when she got married it was as if someone had clipped her wings. Her day was spent trying to please her mother-in-law and cook and clean.

One day she met a woman who said she could embroider but couldn’t find any work. Hadia at once employed her and some others to work with her. She gave them designs to make, and then sold the handicrafts at 3 times the cost in the city. Every month she would buy her mother-in-law a gift, help out with the running costs and pocket the rest.

She couldn’t be happier.


Pakistani embroidery. Photo Credits: Wikipedia

This story has been written for the Friday Fictioneers. For details see the link below:

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Handy Work

  1. Zainab, Good and well-written story with a bit of humor. It seems keeping her mother-in-law happy worked beautifully. Congratulations on completing one year of blogging! Well done. 🙂 —Susan

    • Thank you Susan. As you must know keeping your mother-in-law happy goes a long way in a successful marriage 😉
      I have recently “breathed new life” into my blog. I had left it a bit on it’s own for some months but am enjoying blogging regularly now.

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