House Arrested

“Its not my fault,” he shouted. 

Gary and his mother, Sarah, were having a heated argument at the dining table, on why Gary couldn’t leave the house. 

Sarah tried to explain to him in a calm voice.

“Baby,” Sarah said, “I understand that you are upset, but you can’t leave the house. You were diagnosed with a very rare brain disorder! Even for those with this brain disorder, you are an exception because your disease includes autism. The doctors told us that if you went out, the people would bully you for being autistic. So we can’t let you leave the house! I did not want to be the one to break this to you, but this is the truth,” cried Sarah. 

Samuel, Gary’s father, came to the dining room because he was hungry. On seeing the mother-son duo having an argument, he quietly walked away. 

After hearing what Sarah had to say, Gary’s eyes swelled up. The information had been new to him. He promised his mother he would never argue with her again. Parents always knew what was best for their children. 

The next day was a Sunday. Every Sunday, Gary went to his grandma’s across the street. As soon as he reached her place, his Grandma enuired, “So, what happened yesterday evening? I could hear both of you arguing, and that too, so loudly! Is everything okay?” 

Gary said, “Yes grandma, everything is fine. I was just irritated and frustrated that I can only leave my house and come here. But all of it is sorted now. I have understood parents do things that only benefit, never harm, their children!

Namesha Jashnani


Namesha Jashnani is a fourteen year old girl who lives in Lucknow with her parents, grandparents, and brother. She was born on the 21st of March, 2006. She studies in La Martiniere Girls College, a very prestigious school in Lucknow. She spends her time reading books, writing stories, and baking. She is a very kind and giving person who teaches underprivileged girls English. She enjoys playing Ludo and Snakes and Ladders with her family.