Access denied

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PHOTO PROMPT © Amy Reese

PHOTO PROMPT © Amy Reese
The web page showed a long corridor with shuttered shops.  The millionaire’s mall appeared on the screen in small lettering along with a request for secure e-mail.
JT had found the site researching for life-style of super rich. Google said it catered to all needs of the super rich.
Hesitatingly JT typed in his mail address.
A small square flickered to life. It showed his name & phone number and a balance-sheet scrolled down.  Estimated Net-worth 5576 $.
Entry denied. Minimum Net-worth for entry is 1 m US$.
The economic divide is securely locked and sealed thought JT.
Words ~ 99

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Dinner in bed

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
Why the lighting on the staircase?
Madame is entertaining today.
What is so special about it?
She gives special dinners in the hall above. It houses 30 customized XL dining beds with finest linen and furnishings.  The food is prepared by Michelin star chefs and eaten off a large donut tray fixed in the center of the bed.  It has slots for glasses and   bottles.  Sheer nylon curtains provide privacy for the fun and frolic that accompanies the dinner.
A traditional banquette is arranged across a glass wall for those who just like to watch. The voyeur’s just love it.
Words ~ 100
 

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Stairs to other world

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Joy Pixley. Thank you Joy!
The old lady huffed and puffed but she kept climbing the stairs. She was panting by the 33rd step.  She could hardly breathe but she lugged on.
A parallel set of flimsy stairs beckoned her ……
However, she continued on the solid wood stair case  till the 42nd and then rested against the banisters.
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The lady had been sick for some time. Medicines had failed to help her. She had been extremely distressed for a last few days.
On Tuesday, she passed the night gasping for oxygen. The physio came and gave her the regular massage, the nurse sponged her and gave her the usual pain-killers and fed her the cereal-in-milk – surprisingly she ate it without a protest almost relishing it. As she fed her the last spoonful thanking her stars that the job was over without the usual fuss, the lady slumped down.
The nurse examined her and found no pulse or heart beat.
She had finally crossed over to the ephemeral stairway peacefully.
Words <175
My mother passed away on Wednesday morning. Watching her go gave me – the idea for this piece and I am sure my Mum would not mind my sharing this with you all.

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An outrageous tale

Traditional hand operated grinding mills are called as chakkis in Hindi. Till date there is no ban or tax on its usage in India. Truly speaking the two chakkis shown in the prompt has been an integral part of the Indian household for the last 600 years. It finds mention in the literature and folk tales of this country that range from esoteric to truly outrageous.
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PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma
An elephant passed through a remote village at night. The villagers saw its spoors the following morning and wondered about it as none of the villagers had ever seen an elephant. They could not imagine what animal had left such large foot prints.
Now for all problems the villagers sought help of a wise man who always wore red and was called Lal-Bujhakkad*. They queried him. Unfortunately, the wise-man had never seen an elephant but he could not admit his ignorance for obvious reasons.
He explained – A deer must have jumped across the village after tying the grind-stones to it’s legs.
Words ~ 101
* Lal ~ red; Bujhakkad ~ on who understands.
 

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Stars in my eyes

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jade M. Wong. Thank you Jade.
I waited for the seer to start the session but he appeared to be in a reverie watching the huge octagonal crystal in front of him.
You came here for some answers.
Yes, like all your clients.
But unlike other clients – I shall answer your queries without any questions from you.
I remained silent.
He turned his gaze to the crystal and a maze of colors swirled in it. I could see the predominant pink with silver streaks and an occasional purple.
You have been given a pink star-sapphire engagement ring by a person with some blue blood in his veins.  You believe him to be rich and generous. Is it true?
True but what I wanted to ask was ………
Go to a jeweler and you shall get all answers. Good Day.
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The jeweler took out the stone from the ring and examined it. “This is a nice lab created Star Sapphire.  They are available  in all colors online for 50$ these days”
Words ~165

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Colorfully painful

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Phylor. Thank you Phylor.
The old cabin standing alone in a clearing of the local woods is beautifully fitted out inside with white woodwork. It is small but designed to be spacious, with everything ship-shape and in its place. Cozy and snug in the winter, it has a superb wood burner and an endless supply of logs.
It attracts locals and my friends in autumn – who come to watch the colors of fall.
Unfortunately I always miss the colors coz I hide behind the closed doors trying to escape the sneezing season  – a  runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat, as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change color. However, it invariably catches me.
The employees deputed to maintain the woods love raking up those pesky leaves throughout the autumn thereby increasing my misery and Alec Smart their foreman calls me the fall guy.
Words ~145

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A wrong turn

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PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Organization for Intergalactic Strategy and Development has identified the sewing machine as a technology that was responsible for retrogressive transition of the intelligent life forms in Earth.

The evolution went awry after the invention of sewing-machine because it promoted exploitation of human labor that chiefly affected the economically weak and socially deprived sections of the society. It further discriminated between the sexes and females were the chief victims – affecting the health and upbringing of the future generations.

It was decided that steps would be taken to turn the clock back and put the evolution of human race on right track.

Words ~101
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.