Prompt –

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story that begins with: “I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.”

I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured. I was one of the commuters injured when the train crashed.
I just heard a loud bang. The coach flew forward and lost its balance. I fell to the floor and then rolled out of the coach as it took another somersault. There were people were crying screaming and bleeding everywhere.
It was a train robbery with a difference. Two policemen took away RS 15,000 from my pocket.After an eternity, I was rescued by locals and taken to a hospital.
Shocking tales of policemen rummaging through the blood-soaked pockets of passengers for cash as they squirmed in pain inside overturned and twisted train coaches have begun to emerge. The victims are grateful to the locals whose swift response helped save many lives.
The damage caused by the looters pale in comparison to the vultures – especially those sitting in the state headquarters supervising the rescue operation.

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Mondays Finish the Story

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PHOTO PROMPT - © Dee Lovering

PHOTO PROMPT – © Dee Lovering

One winter night a ragged woman followed a majestic figure on the streets of Barcelona. The woman seemed to be pestering the man.
“My children are dying, and still the cities grow. You have forgotten me!”
“I have never forsaken you. So many cities lost their importance because they hurt you. Shall I name them …. have you forgotten?”
“When shall the grass grow again? When shall be fields of full of grain and orchards full of trees stooping with fruit?”
Silently, he walked away. The clocks chimed as he passed them.
Her eyes turned opaque. “They shall suffer!”

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This post is dedicated to all those who suffered from the recent quake in Nepal.


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



The Sunday Yarn ~ A Helping Hand.

13 06 June 23rd 2013

Kaal (death) was given the responsibility of collecting souls. Kaal agreed but was apprehensive that it would be blamed for all the grief. The Supreme Being assured Kaal that it would not be blamed as there would always be a cause behind each person’s demise.

Since then Kaal collects the souls but the blame falls on numerous other causes.

Nowadays, Kaal has been tardy and often fails to meet its targets. On such occasions, the different elements of nature assist it. Water, fire, winds and Earth helps Kaal in large scale reaping of souls.

The Kedar valley  in Uttara-khand, India was recently deluged with heavy rains and floods  that claimed more than a thousand life and left thousands stranded. http://tehelkanews.com/Story.uttarakhand_deluge_may_have_engulfed_5000_people.20847.html

No wonder Varuna the god of water is classified as an Asura (demon) in Rig Veda yet worshiped like a Sura (God)

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This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt provided by Alastair’s WordPress siteThe picture is copyright of http://kattermonran.com/

Thank you Alastair.