Quondam

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

On one of the moons of a planet – 2371 light years from Earth, three human like beings are huddled around a screen. A data sheet in strange language is on display.

#1-Do we go ahead?

#2-No!

#3-Why?

#2-There is no need.

#1-So we go in for location B.

2#We wait. In fraction of a light year the intelligent life forms on the planet will have eliminated themselves. In a few hours  (25 days in their time scale) there have been 120 acts of ideological violence killing hundreds. Intelligent life shall soon be extinct there.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Cloned out

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

It was a popular among the high, the mighty and commoners alike.

This eatery was essentially nameless (there was no sign board) – besides being a casual diner and hangout.  It was also one of the first to have a visually open kitchen and a clear float-glass door for entrance. The overall effect was an open invitation to one and all. Eventually it became part of the local fabric – either you knew about it or you did not.

By 2000 the town had a dozen copy-cat restaurants each claiming to be the original.

It opened in 1937 closed down in 2006.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Privelege

The penalty for reckless driving involving the death of a child, for example, was lowered to a $780 fine and a one-year prison term. “It is not possible to replicate 100% of the road safety laws of America, England or Canada in Indian conditions.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/26/india-reduce-road-death-penalties-high-rate-accidents
Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The passenger-door mirror is the only evidence authorities have in trying to solve a hit-and-run which left a 20-year girl bicyclist hospitalized with life-threatening injury.

“I don’t have any details of the large car.” She told the police.

The mirror is used in 10 year old models of BMW.

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Sir, your BMW hit a girl between 7 and 8.00 pm on 8th of this month. She is seriously injured. Who was driving it?

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Minister (to his driver), ‘You were driving the BMW on 8th and shall be adequately compensated. Get details from Bhaiya (minister’s-son)’.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

A classic revisited

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

I had taken a wrong turn and found this hotel.

I was contemplating if it would have a restaurant and if I could afford it. I see a young man and a stately woman (dressed in early 1900’s style) walk out.

I ask them if this is the Foyots. They stare blankly at me and walk away.

Later – I learned that a movie with 1910s theme (The luncheon) was being shot in the hotel.
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

Tormented eternity

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

Many seasons passed. New generations ruled. Vaguely he remembered the present generation when they were still being nursed by their mothers. During that time, he had possessed many from the living  – without thought and without mercy. It had been an eternity he thought.

No! Another voice with in him objected.  Eternity is something very different – it is not a vast stretch of time and space. It is a confined space, dark and gloomy – like an attic and often full of giant roaches.

A frail voice urged him to walk out of the attic.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

The shoe rule

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Magaly Guerrero

PHOTO PROMPT © Magaly Guerrero

In the first half of 19th century, 45 boys from Hindu College of Calcutta dressed in traditional  white muslin and English shoes walked in shyly to receive their prizes for performing well in English from Lord Auckland – the then Governor General of India.

Unused to such shoes they walked slowly and cautiously.

Indians were only allowed in the Government house hall without any footwear by the order of his predecessor. However, Lord Auckland had made this event an exception to the existing practice.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

The Anniversary

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Aron warmed a Totino’s Pizza (bread crusted with cheesy intentions), poured a glass of Urban Platter (red wine salad dressing) and sat down on the floor for his dinner. He looked at the watch he had gifted to Betty and nostalgia flooded his throat – it tasted like bile.

He sat reminiscing the last time he had such a meal.  He had lived on similar food for a year …… till Betty decided to walk out of his life exactly a year ago.

The anniversary should be a factual reminder of those days ….. he thought.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.