The spa …… !

Prompt -

2014-11-17 - BW Beacham

Finish the story begins with:  “When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one!”

“When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one!” I had requested for the best package in the spa.
Fat and tetchy Queenie returned very fit and fetching. The spa offers special workshops and private sessions with Visiting Masters in different areas of well being. I feel beautiful – she gushed.
A team of qualified nutritionists, Western and Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments –guide you towards a health and fitness. It raised my hopes of being beautiful once again. I decided I had to go there.
The porta-cabin allotted to me was just a roof on my head; all the facilities were 2 kms away. All complaints were futile. I had asked for the best package – I was informed.
I wondered what package Queenie had taken. It was much later I learned they had only one package.

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Of tyres …….

Prompt ~

Claire Fuller (7)

Copyright-Claire Fuller

Roper’s situated in Amritsar is a relic of the colonial era. It was sold to the Khans in 1947.

The pile of tyres, the police and the cordon (not visible in the prompt picture) was enough to make the present owner Vazir Khan to flee. Unfortunately, in his haste to get away he did not see the 16-wheeler speeding down.

The police had retrieved nearly half a ton of heroin hidden in the tyres of the truck from across the border parked inside.

Two such tyres splattered Vazir’s brain on the pavement across the garage.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



The Sunday Yarn ~ Cold as hell.

Prompt ~

Weird shaped icicles


The mortuary was really cold. Dom had brought me here. He was supposed to identify the corpse in shelf 6F.

Dom looked at the face of the corpse and his belongings but was not sure. The policeman accompanying us asked a few questions – noted down Dom’s answers and finally allowed him to go.

On our way out I noticed the icicles in one of the open shelves and pointed it out to Dom.

We walked out in silence. On our way back, we stopped at a bar to warm ourselves.

After a few sips ……
I – A wasted effort.
D- Hmm.
I – Another unidentified corpse.
D – If the corpse was in that open shelf – I would have been sure.
I – ???
D – I knew that man, when he was alive ….
I – What has it got to do with the open shelf?
D – In the fourth ring of the ninth-hell those who betray their benefactors, are frozen into the ice. They are contorted into all sorts of fantastical shapes as a part of their punishment.

Words  < 200


Sunday Photo Fiction

Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.

 Dom (pronounced as Ohm with a D) is a childhood friend. He has idiosyncratic ideas that are often hilarious and occasionally baffling. To read other posts about him click on the link below.

Personal bias

Prompt ~

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The world is an entirely different place to the man of five foot seven from what it is to the man of six foot two – it is in crowds that I truly appreciate the perspicacity of Maugham.

The taller men blocked my view and the really short obstructed my way. The short-lady I was following vanished in to one of the entrances and peering in to the many windows I detected my wife in a duologue with +6-footer. This would save me some money.

Pushed, I reached home and found my wife in a mud-face-mask.

I regretted my amateurish prejudice.

Words   ~ 100




Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vehicle Details


The Hindustan Motors Ambassador, originally based on UK’s Morris-Oxford and fondly known as Amby, was manufactured in Uttarpara, West Bengal since 1957. A white Amby with a red or blue beacon and Indian flag on the bonnet is a symbol of legislative, executive and judicial power.
Almost every Indian between the age of 30 and 50 has fond memories inside an Ambassador car, unless of course they lived in the western part of the country, where the Premier Padmini ruled. These two cars remain the most potent symbols of times past.
It may have lost out to the more modern competitors from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda but the good old Amby had been voted as the world’s best taxi by global automotive program Top Gear in 2013.
The Amby served India well once upon a time and its manufacturers were extremely laid back and failed to meet the competitive global market that took over.


Tata Indica and Indigo has moved in to fill in the gap.


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The Arch!

Prompt -

2014-11-10 - BW Beacham

Finish the story that begins with: “Would anyone know if there truly was an alien invasion?”

“Would anyone know if there truly was an alien invasion?” The speaker queried his audience. The opinion of the house was split across the middle.

The speaker waived his hand for silence and addressed them …….

All history, folklore and myths have connived to hide the truth. As Noah was building his wooden-ark to escape the flood, a highly developed group of humans was designing starships and planning to leave the Earth. They helped Noah design his arc with their superior knowledge and technology. Noah was given the exact instructions and measurements for building the ark, down to the inch. This is mentioned in Exodus 15:10 and Exodus 25:40.

Several hands went up …….

But, this is not true. The arch was a gateway to another time – safe from all turbulence on the planet.

Instantly the audience found themselves amidst a cluster of locusts.

The speaker uttered ‘Quad et demonstrandum’ and transformed in to a giant locust.

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Mondays Finish the Story
Mondays Finish the Story challenge!