The controller

Prompt  ….

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.

Striving for a photon

Prompt  ….

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.

https://youtu.be/JMoQPldFgko

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

 

Birth a star

Warning – These stunts are performed by trained professionals, don’t try at your home or work place.
Prompt  ….

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.

 

 

TTs

Prompt  ….

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.

 

 

Epilogue

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook
Howard George Kettler invented a widely used typeface of the twentieth century. Kettler’s Courier typeface was used more than Times-New-Roman and Helvetica combined. The U.S. State Department used Courier-New-12 as its default font for treaties and other official diplomatic documents till 2004.
The small typeset-mechanical press was finally buried in the last decade and Mr Trebuchets sold his press paraphernalia at a garage sale.
Wentworth (Jr) bought the wooden trays used to keep the type-sets (~sorts) and started a garden but could not sustain it from the depredation by transgenic-bees of the from neighboring farm.
The union of tangible and intangible.
Words ~ 101  100

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

Immune fraudsters

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz
Agent Best  did not mix with those that worked to unravel non-economic offenses. He considered them crummy, that is until Julia joined him. She was the most exasperating woman Best had ever met. She was beautiful and a pain in the neck, but unfortunately she was assigned as his new partner on this case.
Antigua, a tax haven, offers citizenship by investment of 250,000$. It also has extradition treaty with few countries.
Waiting for Julia at the Hermitage-Bay Hotel he was surprised to see her walk in with the fugitive-scamster.  He had to walk them in – fearing the worst.
Words ~ 100

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Solace

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
The old man was setting up his cart of Litti-chokha* for the evening crowd.  He filled the large metal-basin with dung-cakes and lighted it with a match stick. The ensuing smoke precipitated an attack of cough that soon left him gasping for breath.
This episode of cough was especially distressing. Unable to breathe because of the smoke that was further exacerbated with the poor air quality and the heavy rush of automobiles – he prayed to Baba-Vishwanath the Lord of Kashi (Varanasi).
The old man found himself at Asian Food-festival, Montreal. The sun was rising and he could breathe normally.
Words ~ 99
PS – Thank you IK. Your post ‘MONTREAL – WHO KNEW?’ inspired this.
*Wheat flour dumplings stuffed with Bengal-gram flour and consumed with spicy mix of mashed brinjals and potatoes. It is very popular in the northern states of India. The locals and tourists both like it as it is nutritious, tasty and quite cheap. Its USP is – it is baked on dung cakes and the pungency of mustard oil along with the flavor of melted butter.

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

Idea and ideal

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young
The sales VP of a large pharmaceutical company reported a decline in sales to the company board.
‘Please specify the deficiency areas.’ The chairman asked.
Diabetes and high blood-pressure drugs, sir.
Thank Avicenna. This is easily solved.
Who is he?
He was a Persian polymath and diagnosed diseases by abnormal pulse rates. I shall call the chiefs of various related agencies and get them to lower the normal values for blood-sugar and blood-pressure in their diagnostic guidelines.
And the doctors shall not object?
They are caged and gagged.
A million more consuming our drugs regularly will do wonders for us, Sir.
Words ~ 101

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

 

Men in my life

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
There were three men in my life.
I am 50 years old and in these fifty years I and others like me have transformed 1.7m people living in 34 countries from disabled to differently-abled. Very recently I was exhibited at the UN headquarters.
I was invented by a traditional craftsman Master-Ji* in association with Dr PK Sethi an orthopedic surgeon. Dr Sethi introduced me to the world and won the Ramon-Magsaysay Award.
DR Mehta** visualized my importance when he saw people wait for me during his physiotherapy sessions and ensured increased production for my kind.
I am the Jaipur-foot.
Words ~ 99
PS – Before the invention of Jaipur-foot, artificial limbs were of the solid-ankle-cushion-heel variety, fashioned for wearing shoes and sitting on chairs. It has been universally commended for being the most efficient, cost-effective, and user-friendly artificial prosthesis. It costs only $30 in India.
*Pandit Ram Chandra Sharma
**Ex Dy Governor Reserve Bank of India

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

 

Music and Moksha

Moksha is the transcendent state attained when one overcomes the cycle of birth & rebirth as a result of one’s karma.
Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Ragahav had led a virtuous life. On his 60th birthday, he decided to strive for Moksha. He started looking for a mentor who could guide him on his quest. He met a number of wise men in his search. Finally he was directed to a wise man in a remote Himalayan village.
The man questioned – You wish for Moksha?
Yes sir!
Not possible.
Why?
You have no music in your soul. You have to come back a few more times before you qualify for union with the divine.
Words ~ 89

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.