The controller

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PHOTO PROMPT © Nathan Sowers
The old-man had little time to enjoy his estate. However, he would go around it on all full moon nights and meditated in the especially constructed outhouse. It was out of reach for all others.
During the last full-moon night few days ago – he started on his monthly ritual and detected the mirror.
‘My stay on this planet is complete’, he thought.
He carried the mirror in to the outhouse.
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Next morning the old-man was reported missing. The outhouse was completely empty except for a shattered mirror.
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47 of the world’s 50 richest billionaires sighed with relief.
Words ~ 99

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

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An unusual tribute

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Thank you Yinglan for this week’s prompt.
Ram Singh was a dog trainer par excellence. He trained many police dogs who earned honors. He also trained a popular dog who detected over 3329 kg of RDX explosives, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades, and more than 6000 rounds of live ammunition during the 1993 terror attack of Mumbai that left 257 dead and 713 injured. It is believed that the dog played a crucial role in saving 1000s of citizens from these explosives. The dog died in 2000 and was buried with full state honors.
Ram Singh continued to train sniffer-dogs for different squads in the country and finally passed away few years ago. Dogs were his love and donuts his passion.
A seminar on dog training was organized as a tribute to him. One of his younger assistants brought this clay donut-dog and placed it on the lectern.
Words < 150

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Striving for a photon

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PHOTO PROMPT © Carla Bicomong
Keerti a budding vocalist and winner of Indian Idol struggled in the Indian film industry without success.
His manager advised him to perform on Kartick-Poornima  during the Deep Daan on the bank of Ganga at Hardwar in the foot hills of Himalaya.
The crowd that had come for the Ganga-aarti and ritualistic worship enjoyed the pleasant diversion. His concert was much appreciated and was highlighted in the media.  Soon he was a celebrity.
The darkness waits for a ray of light eternally but occasionally it goes out to find the photon that may release it from itself.
Words ~ 97
Kartik-Poornima – Full moon in Hindu month of Kartik (generally falls in November). Shiva  killed a demon named Tripuri on this day and hence, it is known as Tripuri-Purnima.  There is a tradition of taking a bath in Ganga and donating lamps on this day – it is believed that this fulfills all human desires.
Ganga-aarti – Offering of light to River Ganga.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

 

The Boss

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The world is divided in to two categories of human beings – those who are bossed and those who boss. Unlike other bosses my boss is not bossy – he just believes he is the best.
Recollect Fred the fat, somnolent, breathless boy in Pickwick papers. My boss is a grown-up and darker version of Fred who has been cured.  However, you expect him to take a puff form his nebulizer if you are in a discussion (nobody dares to argue) with him. Fortunately, he enjoys good health. He believes that rules are made to be followed (by others).
One day he entered the Vigilance HQs through a NO ENTRY to explain certain official irregularities. The CVO came to know about it and his services were terminated. Occasionally you can see him hovering around the main entrance.
Words ~ 136
About the prompt-pic – The building in the prompt is a multilevel parking in a posh market of colonial era. It was recently built at after a century old police & fire station was shifted. Then the entry was freely allowed but many would rather avoid it.
However when the parking came up millennia’s would occasionally drive their two wheeler up the exit stairs. Then the ‘No Entry’ sign and a barrier were put in place.

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Birth a star

Warning – These stunts are performed by trained professionals, don’t try at your home or work place.
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PHOTO PROMPT ©  Yvette Prior
What a mess ……….  how do you work here Dom?
Good day, sir! I work hence the mess.
But I see only the evidence of your bad habits.
I am a subtle mix of the good and bad. The good work has been dispatched to your office and I shall soon clean its byproducts.
You mean the reports you were assigned to prepare have reached my office. When did you send them …..
This morning, sir!
So why has it not reached me.
Your PA does not like to clutter your desk. He follows the pace you work at, sir!
Words ~ 100

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

 

No Solutions

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. ~ Lewis Mumford (Author of – The City in History, Technics and Civilization, The Myth of the Machine etc)
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Thank you Ted Strutz. for this week’s prompt.
The conversation was the same in many of the cars waiting to get on.
The old road to city center is always clogged. Why did you not take the new sea link?
Well ……  That is a toll road and it is expensive.
Sometimes, when there’s too much traffic clogging up the road, you need to take a different route and pay for it.
If I pay the toll every day – we shall end up having our meals at Langar (free meals served at Sikh shrines). We already pay taxes for using the roads, cars and even for the gas – where does all that money go?  This is unfair.
Another one said – The traffic-jams are here to stay. Start walking. Sitting in any case is the new smoking.
Words ~ 125
PS- I regret this is more a commentary rather than fiction.

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TTs

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PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio
Erratic floods, superstorms, droughts and volcanic outbursts left this planet with only1% of inhabitable land and roughly 0.5% of population ( a number that many rich believed the planet of early 21st century could ecologically sustain).
The habitable parts are small pocket at the poles with wide stretches of water and deserts separating them. Thanks to the technology the survivors lived well.
Each colony is a self-sustaining entity. Vertical farms, transgenic animal husbandry and nano manufacturing met the basic needs.
A small pause and the video continued – unfortunately the average height of humans is just 6 inches now.
Words ~ 99
TT ~ Tom Thumbs

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.