Writing Prompt: Choose your adventure

One day I decided to walk alone as far as I could walk in Sylhet (Bangladesh). My journey took me to a variety of places. I stopped in front of a shop where people were going in and out to buy I don’t know what. I was curious I walked slowly I was looking for a slight opening to get in and see what is this thing everyone is excited about. Luckily I found a spot where a woman left hoping to get back later. I took the opportunity and inched my way in, I heard a bunch of people holding a strange thing,I couldn’t really figure out the thing,the voices were getting louder, the seller kept raising his price.I thought to myself I must know what it is and maybe I will buy it.

Evening was approaching fast,the man hadn’t been able to sell his precious thing. I went close to him and was surprised to see an ordinary rock.Why would all these people be so anxious to get hold of this rock was puzzling me. I wouldn’t even pay a dime for it,someone in the crowd heard this and told the owner what he had overheard. There was a huge commotion they all glared at me,I wasn’t scared at all I glared back at them. One of them said,”Hey you cheeky fellow,how did you get in here?”

I looked at him and replied, “I got in the same way you did what’s the big deal.”

He pushed me and told me to get lost.  I knew I was there to stay and get that piece of rock even if I had to stay there for a long time.I was looking for a way to get close to the owner of the rock. I started feeling uneasy as if someone was piercing a hole on my back with her look,frightened I turned back,there she was with an evil smile looking at me.

What do you want I said, almost feeling guilty. She turned around and walked away. Something happened to me,was it her piercing look or did she put some kind of spell on me. I lost my interest in that rock and came out. The sun was shining bright I was hungry,a vendor was passing by with a load full of oranges. I bought one and sat under the shade of a tree eating my orange.

I was lost in my thoughts I didn’t want to go anywhere but stay put right where I was. Then the most magical thing happened…

Readers!  Would you like to give your own ending to my story? Please try!

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8 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: Choose your adventure

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing with us this most interesting story! If I have time later, I may try my hand at finishing the story 🙂

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. …..the man who had the rock came and sat next to me. Peeling his orange he asked why I walked away with no more interest in the rock when everyone else was salivating over it. I explained that I was a simple man. Although simple, I was curious. I did not want want others wanted but only had a need to know why they wanted it. To often people want what they cannot have and most have no idea why they even wanted it to begin with. Turns out the rock was poison. And when you rubbed it, it made you greedy. And never able to be satisfied.

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