Evidence

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PHOTO PROMPT submitted by Courtney Wright.
Tim the new beat cop found the boots. A few days earlier there had been a report of some unusual activity in the area. He was not sure if any crime had been committed but he seized them and convinced his sergeant to get them forensically examined.
Surprisingly the report stated,  “there is no evidence that these boots have ever been used”.
The boots and the report were sent to Scotland Yard.
Words ~ 72

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

 

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No fiction

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Thank you Yinglan  for the photo prompt
Joyce Dickinson could identify each of the planes in this museum. She was an official plane-spotter in the Australian Volunteer Air Observers Corps. Joyce and her family was chosen to join the corps because they were one of only two households in the area (New South Wales rural community of Knockrow) with a telephone.
Armed with binoculars and a poster depicting the different types of war planes, the Dickinson family was tasked with reporting all aircraft sightings 24-hours-per day, for almost five years.
Joyce and her family were among 33,000 Australian civilians in the Volunteer Air Observers Corps. Technology has eliminated the need for such a group today.  However, in 1941 there was only very basic radar coverage over a few centers in Australia and Joyce who was just in her teens contributed significantly in the war-effort of 1940s.
Words  ~ 138

Thank you Priceless Joy

 

Just graffiti

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 PHOTO PROMPT © Jill Wisoff
No fur, claws, exoskeleton or speed – the humans have no natural armor like their co-residents on this planet. They also do not have highly developed vision, hearing or sense of smell. Moreover their sixth sense (subatomic consciousness) is also very poor.
No wonder they live in ghettos they call city.
It is a marvel they grow and prosper (?) in spite of all others who would like to see them extinct and despite their own efforts to perish at all cost.
The destiny (of the species) can be read on the wall.
Words ~ 92
Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Au courant

There is just a hairline between being watchful and being nosy and often it depends the person who judges.
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Thank you Enisa  for the photo prompt

Boiling milk is a tedious task. If one watches it, the wait is endless and if one does not it boils and overflows. Julie had turned the task in to a fine art. She had standardized the whole process and the milk boiled in just 7 and a half minutes.

As always she put the milk to boil and watched the street from her window. The narrow gully was empty except for the unknown man. She tried to recognize him but failed. Any way Mr Sharma from the corner flat was always the last man to leave and he had gone. Who could he have visited – she wondered. None of the regulars for she knew who visited which flat.

She looked at her fancy-watch and rushed to the kitchen – the milk had boiled over.

A few days later a cache of demonetized currency was found dumped in the waste. The police questioned all those living in the gully.

The tax evader was caught by the detailed description of the stranger given by Julie.

Words  ~ 174

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World war of 18th century

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PHOTO PROMPT © Karen Rawson
The Seven Years’ War fought between 1756 and 1763 spanned five continents, affecting Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India, and the Philippines. It involved many European nations of the time.
In India, British commander Sir Eyre Coote decisively defeated General Thomas Lally at the Battle of Wandiwash in 1760 and ensured British control over India. It is believed that an underground passage led from Vandavasi fort to Gingee fort famous as the the Troy of East.
Lally was taken POW in the battle. He was later beheaded after a sham trial in Paris for treason.
Words ~ 96
Wandiwash ~ Vandavasi lies 110 km South-West of Madras city in South India.

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Just Nostalgia

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Mahatma Gandhi once gave a speech under this very roof.
I try to imagine the reverberating hall with patriotic-chants and the voice of a frail, bespectacled man in a white dhoti. Not easy here – with faded gold walls and slatted ceiling with huge fans that provide a background of clickety – clicks to the dialogues.
This used to be a grand place once. I have watched many movies here. It had many amenities including cry-rooms. A cry room was a soundproofed elevated room at the back of the theater with a large glass window in front so Mama could still watch the movie (and hear it over a public address system) while trying to calm down a fussy baby. I remember my elder sister and her friends using it for whimpering during tragic scenes of those old movies.
All I hear now is the sounds associated with consumption of chips.  I believe there is a reason for noisy cracklng-pack — it makes you think the chips are crunchier. 
Words <175

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Jules was right

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PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields
Jeev, a seismologist worked at fracking facilities. His job was to keep an eye over the seismographs. Generally there were small fluctuations.
He was reading a report that said a child born very close to a well is likely to be smaller and less healthy than a child born farther away. He shoved the report aside and proceeded to check the seismographs.  The digital display of the probe on the mountain -top had gone hay-wire.
‘Jules Verne’s stories may be unbelievable but he was right in believing that there are unseen worlds beneath our feet,’ Jeev thought.
Words ~ 97

computer-in-1953-for-ff

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.