Do you remember this place, Scrooge?
Of course, Marley. This is my hometown, as it used to be.
What do you remember about it?
It was a great place. Strangers could walk in and find themselves home.
How is it now?
There won’t be place anywhere for anyone.
Why? I am sure there are many decent folks there still.
Oh, there are folks, but everyone is too wrapped up in themselves and their own that they won’t give you the time of the day.
Progress happened. Competition happened. Its like a ghost town now.
Don’t insult us. We are better!
Better now maybe, now that you are one. Betcha that you would be like all of us. You left.
You are right. That’s why I’m here. To help you.
No, but to make room in the inn. Room for Him!
The three dudes stepped inside the place..
“Will we get some info here?”
“Won’t hurt to ask.”
One of them marched up the bar, leaning against it, asked the man behind it, “Do you know if a baby has been born to any landowner hereabouts?”
Eyeing their fancy suits and flashy gadgets strangely, he replied, “Nope. Not that I know of.”
One of the interested patrons commented, “There is a new tyke in the Jose home. He is just a ranch hand.”
The men looked at each other significantly and rushed out, after ascertaining the whereabouts.
The patrons shrugged and the barman muttered, “Foreigners. Figures.”
*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt © Roger Bultot
Sorry for the gaps this month. First demonetisation hit us and then we were slashed by cyclone and winds.
This one is very special as it is my 51st blog and I have completed one year of opening a blog page!
See the cyclone fury in this live update. Thanks to social media that kept us informed of different places. A glimpse of cyclone Vardah that hit Chennai on Monday 12th Dec 2016 with a wind speed of 200km/h!
Check out https://twitter.com/sabinaimmanuel/status/809514443272953856?s=09
A chronicle of devastation & havoc of #cyclone Varadah that hit South India on Monday the 12th of Dec 2016!
Darling, everything looks so different from up here. So much smaller & less terrifying!
Did you also notice that we can see so far out, miles to the horizon?
I also see a clearing of the skies there, while it is still dense here!
I come to this viewing point to get a 3-d or rather a 4-d view.
How 4-d? I understand 3-d – far out to the horizon, deep down to the ground and high up above.
Time is the 4th. The scene always varies with time.
Ah! Now I understand why you dragged me here!
*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt © Lucy Fridkin
Matt Walsh says "Parenting is the easiest thing to have an opinion about,
but the hardest thing in the world to do". How true!
I will add that its also the most important thing to do & to be occupied in/with!
In the past, the preoccupation with the generation & legacy has very often given birth to discrimination & osctracization.
In their search for purity of pedigree, people have tended to be inhuman & self-righteous.
Today, in order to overcome this exclusiveness, we have swung to the opposite.
We have become insensitive to the download & transfer that is necessary to perpetuate humankind as a whole.
WE HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT & FORGOTTEN TO ENSURE OUR FUTURE AS HUMANKIND!
We are very aware of sustaining our world, our environment, our technological progress, etc.
We are in the danger of losing sight of the need to sustain people & soon the most endangered species on earth could be HUMANS!
Procreation through marriage & parenting is being replaced with sex as recreation without responsibility!
The greatest goal a human being can have is the commitment to raise the next generation to live wholesome life.
Thus parenting becomes the most significant task/job/occupation/project to be engrossed in!
Kezia, did you hear the news?
What news, Andrea?
Our favorite book is being made into a film!
Really? Are they truly making it into a movie?
Yeah. I just can’t wait to see it!
I only hope they are true to the book. The book was so fabulous and out of the box!
Yeah. Too often the film disappoints as it fails to capture the essence of the book.
Exactly. Just witness the recent remakes of films based on certain books!
Yeah. They changed the whole plot and that was such a big letdown!
Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt © Jan Wayne Fields