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!

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/fiction-falling/

365 days Writing Prompt: HA ha ha

Tell us a joke knock–knock joke, long story with an unexpected punchline, great zinger— all jokes are welcome.

There was a passenger aboard a bus, he didn’t know the local language except a few words, he thought the few words he knew would be quite sufficient for him.

As he was thinking he noticed his stop was not too far, he pondered about the two words he knew, one was “Girega” , meant fall and “hum” meaning I, feeling confident and proud of himself, he approached the driver, he looked out his stop was close and he didn’t make his move yet i.e didn’t tell the driver   his stop was close and that’s where he wanted to get off. 

 In   a moment of panic he yelled “hum girega” meaning I will fall.

The bus driver tried to calm him down and replied,”Nahin Babu tum nahin girega” meaning, ” No sir you won’t fall.”

This dialogue went on for a minute or two, realizing that he would miss his stop, the passenger jumped off the bus!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/365-days-writi…rompt-ha-ha-ha/

DP Daily Prompt: A Source of Anxiety Ranu’s Post

The lights were on, I came in I called out ‘anyone here’?  Silence. I moved around ,wondered where my nephew was.As far as I know,he  is at work.Why didn’t he  turn off the lights. Who will answer my questions?There was deathly silence.

I went from room to room to find out,if someone was hiding.I was tired and scared. I felt at this moment what if the intruder attacks me from the back. I then decided to go to his bedroom. The closet was open.The bed was not made. My nephew was very particular about his room,he always made sure he left it in a squeaky clean condition. I kept thinking, ‘What is wrong’?

Then I saw what was beyond my imagination. My nephew was lying on the floor between the bed and the closet, he had no pulse,I tried to shake him but there was no movement, in ,I reached the phone, called my niece,she came over, she called 911 immediately.They came over,examined him and pronounced him “Dead”.

His parents were in shock.He never complained of any sickness. He was only thirty how could this happen to such a young man. The questions still are running through the head  of the parents,sadly there are no  answers!

Introduction by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

Australian Cashmere Goat

Australian Cashmere Goat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Introduction’

One day I saw the naked boy

sitting on the dusty ground and collecting mud from the riverside,

elder sister was scrubbing and washing the dishes from side to side.

Close by the baby goat was slowly grazing by the same riverside.

suddenly it came closer ,and at intervals

stared at the little boy and made a weird sound.

Taken aback,he trembled and then cried out in panic,

the elder sister left the dishes and ran to him.

In one armpit she carried the boy, and on the other the baby goat,

she shared her affection equally among the two.

animal baby, infant boy, the elder sister in the middle

joined the two in the bond of introduction.