Fiction: Falling

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Jack was a wealthy man, his wife and he made a lot of money in the stock market, they lived a life of luxury they had everything they wanted, they had two beautiful children, Patricia was ten and Nelson was five.

Patricia wanted to be a physician when she grew up, Nelson was too young to decide what he’d like to be, they were a happy family,money was not a problem and they spent it without thinking of the future.

Then came the big crash of the stock market, Jack’s shares in the stock market started falling, he told his wife, “don’t worry it’s only momentary, things will be fine.”

Jack was glued to the TV watching the prices of his shares going down swiftly, he still hoped it’ll come up when the correction is made, things were not looking good, all of Jack’s shares were taking a big hit,he started to panic, who wouldn’t it meant his life of luxury was coming to an end.

His palatial home, expensive cars, and all the assets he thought was his was taken over by the bank, he was unable to pay the mortgage, he ended up losing everything, he and his family had to leave their house and everything in it!

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365 Writing Prompts: Community Service

Your entire community– however you define that; your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues, is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.

I live in the capital of my province. we have one university here. some of the inhabitants buy houses to rent it to the students, who are from other communities and some are from other provinces and countries  as well.

Memorial university has a wide variety of subjects to choose from and the tuition fees is the lowest, so it attracts many students from various provinces of Canada and other countries.

My house is located close to the university.

I know some of the neighbors, we visit each other regularly. It is a relatively quiet neighborhood except when the students renting the houses have a cause to celebrate. The landlords try their best to inform the students, that it is a residential place and they’re not allowed to be rowdy.

The students try their best but go off the handle and forget the rules, which either results in their leaving the house or if they promise not to be disruptive they’re allowed to stay!

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DP Daily Prompts: Reverse Shot

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What’s your earliest memory involving another person? Recreate the scene— from other person’s perspective.

I am a  sales woman at a local  furniture store.It was early afternoon, I was moving around trying to help some customers,I spotted a  lady with her daughter.They were looking at some furniture, I immediately walked towards them and asked if they needed help.

They were pleased to see me, they needed to know about the sectionals in our show room. I showed them a picture of  one on sale.

One of them said, ‘I like this how long will I have to wait to get it?’

‘Ten days’ I  replied.

The mother ordered it and  went home.

I was happy I was able to sell the furniture.

About two weeks later the sectionals   arrived, I made arrangements to get  it delivered  to the customer’s house, a day later the mother came back and told me, she did not like the furniture, it was not the one she ordered. She showed me the picture I agreed it was different,

I told her: ‘maybe they shipped the wrong one.’

The lady was unhappy she wanted to return it, I tried to convince her to keep it, I even said : ‘We’d knock down the price some more.’

She was not interested , she asked for a refund. I waited a few more days hoping she’d change her mind, I also showed her a different sectional, it didn’t change anything, she was adamant and asked for a refund.

Nothing I said convinced the lady so I reluctantly refunded her money!

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