Devil’s Residence

This is an abridged version of an earlier post (if interested check the tags).

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Kent Bonham
Dom – Where does God live?
Friend#1 –  In the wide cosmos beyond this planet.
Dom – Where does the devil live?
Friend#2 – On this planet!
Dom – Where on this Earth?
Friend#2 – He is fairly ubiquitous.
Dom – That may be true but he specifically haunts the steering wheels. As soon as a human lays his hands on the steering wheel – he gets the surge of power that infuses a sense of being all- powerful.
Friend#1 – Explain?
Dom – Review road traffic accident statistics, harsh traffic and licensing rules and examine the newspaper-archives for road-rage crimes – all your doubts shall soon dispel.
Words < 100

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


Cassandra’s descendant

Prompt  ….


Peter came from a family of diviners. He saw her for the first time at a formal dinner and recognized her as the one whose portrait rested along the so-called Lycurgus Cup in his attic. He knew that she was the spirit that would lead him to his true destiny.

Peter courted her; and they were soon married.  Within a short time he was advising world leaders.

Unfortunately his in-laws were unhappy as they felt that their daughter had lost her spirit post-marriage. However, her portrait glowed with life and the cup glittered with her incandescence in the attic.

Words ~99
The exercise of true magic does not require any ceremonies or conjurations, or the making of circles or signs; it requires neither benedictions nor maledictions in words, neither verbal blessings nor curses; it only requires a strong faith in the omnipotent power of all good, that can accomplish everything if it acts through a human mind being in harmony with it, and without which nothing useful can be accomplished. ~ Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim aka Paracelsus


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Claire Sheldon

One day Prof Clipper, a renowned physicist, got locked out of his office. A student accompanying him offered to fetch the duplicate key, but the Prof gestured otherwise. He searched his pockets and brought out a couple of twisted paper-clips. Next he inserted them in the lock and fiddled with the lock. There was a click and the lock opened.

The student was amazed and asked – How many paper-clips did you use to make that lock-pick?

Prof – Two

Student – So what did you do with the rest in the glass?

Prof – I used them to model 3D quantum structures.

Words ~ 99

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


Urban divide

Conflicts rather than outright wars are the norm today. Often a lot of violence is involved in these conflicts. It involves civilians (and not the armed forces) and arise from within the cities.
Structures that promote division of city population promote conflicts and violence.
Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The arch-way was constructed to provide a shaded path to the royals. Some 100 years ago, the revolution forced the royals to flee.

Today the rich live near the old palace while the poor occupy the other end of the city and they still serve the old and the neo-rich; and it breeds dissatisfaction & conflict. The divisive arch-way is crumbling but may last for another century. A man-in-green continues to plant ficus-seeds in the crevices.

He hopes that the seeds take roots and brings the arch-gate down. It may unify the citizens.

Words ~ 91
 For more on man-in-green – click-here


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


Does Big Brother exist?

Prompt  ….


Unexpectedly the drive-way in to the ferry was not crowded as usual – in fact it was completely vacant. A nerve started ticking in Kris’s left temple.

He stopped the car and looked around to inquire about it. There was nobody to answer him. He got down and walked to the foot-passenger entrance. It too was nearly empty except for Joe – who informed him, that all the staff had been removed and the ferry was entirely managed by robots.  They also covertly collect personal and biometric data of all the passengers. Hence, ………

Words ~ 93


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


The Moon Conflict

The full Moon is thought to be responsible for a long list of human problems.
In 19th century England, lawyers used the Lunar defense.   They claimed  that their clients were not accountable as they committed the crime because of moon’s influence.
A multitude of well conducted and flawless scientific studies have disproved the effect of moon on human behavior.  However, as a result of its own research and experience Sussex police decided to   put extra officers on the streets during full moons in a bid to curb unruly behavior in 2007.
Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

The inhabitants of the railway colony in Nagpur were relieved and happy with the cloud cover. It signified a breather from the scorching summer heat and arrival of the monsoon.

They continued with their routine life till the moon peaked through the cloud cover.

All waited with bated breaths – and finally the long  booooooooooo hooooooooooo   emerged from one of the flats in the top floor – a banshee like scream that  was shrill, loud and frightening.

Words ~ 77


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


Genetically modified

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter


Homo sapiens finally lost. However, thanks to genetic engineering, they shall live on as Homo Eichorniablatta.

The new breed of humans was engineered using genes of three super pests – water-hyacinth (Eichornia), roaches and the last species of human beings. The super breed is highly intelligent. It never falls sick and does not need specially grown foods. Moreover, it cannot be destroyed by any known means.

While roaches and humans have long been present across all the continents, the water-hyacinth has been introduced to many ecosystems by the past empire builders from this very greenhouse.

Words ~ 96


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.