The flood

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Thank you Kecia Spartin for this week’s photo prompt.

Ram, a villager stranded with a few others on a sliver of land encircled by flood waters – decided to climb a tree to see if he could spot a rescue boat. There was nothing that even resembled a rescue boat.

He looked down to communicate but the raging waters had swept everything away. Ram was now truly struck on the tree. He resolved to get down from his perch. Once again he looked down for suitable bough or fork – only to find the large snake slithering in the branches just below him.

A rescue boat soon reached the spot and one of the rescuers assured him that it was a non-poisonous harmless snake but Ram refused climb down.  The rescuers had to shoo the snake away from its comfortable perch before he finally climbed down.

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Ten times more people die in car accidents as compared to those that die from snake bites globally.  Yet we are extremely cautious of snakes and handle cars so casually.

Thank you Priceless Joy



Jacobs Ladder – II

Copyright - David Stewart

Copyright – David Stewart

Adrian Lyne looked at the photograph. He focused on the ladder reaching the sky and the giant wheel on the roof top. Suddenly, he smiled. The assistant who had brought him the picture relaxed.

D: The set needs a reptilian look.

A:  Yes sir!

D: The rims of the wheel and the ladder will have to be covered with snakes. I shall produce Jacob’s Ladder –II.  It will be fusion of the biblical tale and the game of snake and ladders.  Tell Rubin to come sharp at 8.30 tomorrow morning. Besides devils and fire, hell has snakes too.

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“Jacob’s Ladder” is coming back from the dead. A remake of the 1990 movie is being developed, although not much is known about the project.



Thanks & Shalom, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.