The oil-presser

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PHOTO PROMPT © G.L. MacMillan.

PHOTO PROMPT – © G.L. MacMillan

The abandoned shelf of oil bottles and the oil-press were not disturbed. All the sesame-oil and Jivant …. a master oil-presser had been captured by the King’s men. Another member of the oil-presser’s guild had betrayed him.

Jivant had pressed seeds of wild berries (etc) on the request of Vaidya (doctor) who wanted to help the sick with more concentrated form of herbs. The king believed that Jivant had evaded the due taxes.

Jivant pleaded that pressing of materials other than sesame-seed were not taxable.

Boil him in the oil he pressed for not seeking permission to press non-sesame- oil-seeds.

Words  ~ 100
 

 

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Mysticism of numbers

Prompt –

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story that begins with: “He thought he found the perfect hiding spot”

He thought he found the perfect hiding spot from tangible world. Noel escaped to chaos – the fifth dimension. Ladron’s men stumbled as he drove into the sheer right angled drop from the mountain road.

Chaos is the underlying order of this universe and follows rigid principles  but seems very disorderly. Ladron suspected that his former teacher had discovered a new mathematical principle and wanted it for himself.

In  chaos Noel worked out the corollary to his theory and its application. He returned back with immense understanding. He chose not to publish.

One day Ladron visited him and requested him to share his discovery. Noel handed him a note book.

These are just random number tables?

Yes, a grouping of numbers without any order. It is for you to provide shape and order – an art that all the wizards of olden times had mastered.

Words < 150 
 

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Climate, caprice and causality

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PHOTO PROMPT – © Dee Lovering

Prof Knowall and his wife waded through the snow.

Snow in July. Who would believe this?

The weatherman is predicting six inches of it tonight.

Just like the summer of 1816. A volcano erupted in Indonesia that caused a worldwide lowering of temperatures. Prof Knowall commented.

No such news. This is climate change.

I know and people like you are the main cause.

Why me?

You and people like you who keep having repeated surgeries to look good.

What does it have to do with surgery?

Anesthetic agents have 2,500 times the impact on global warming compared to carbon dioxide.

Words  ~ 100
Researchers in Switzerland say they have detected the gases used in anesthesia as far afield as Antarctica and concentrations have been rising globally in the past decade. The gases – desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane – are potent greenhouse gases that have 2,500 times the impact on global warming compared to carbon dioxide.
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

A peep in the future

Prompt –

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story that begins with: “The petroglyphs told the story of an unusual event.”

The petroglyphs told the story of an unusual event. Three men and a woman got a glimpse of knowledge that lay deep in the womb of future.

The four were desirous of knowing the purpose of their journey through time and space. Unable to achieve their goal they asked for help from the wise-man of their clan. The wise-man told them that only the Powers of the Universe (PoU) can divulge this great secret.

The four prayed to the powers according to their customs. One day the PoU noticed these four and smiled at their quest. A particularly benign power blessed them with a peep in to their final destiny. They saw all sorts of animals and plants emanate from curlicued-ladders

They recorded their destiny in stone and fulfilled it in 1953 …….. thousands of years after their quest.

Words < 150 
In 1962 James Watson (b. 1928), Francis Crick (1916–2004), and Maurice Wilkins (1916–2004) jointly received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their 1953 determination of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Wilkins’s colleague Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958), who died of cancer at the age of 37, was not so honored because the Nobel Prize can only be shared by three scientists

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