The Family Hairloom (Pun totally intended)

There was a parade of nations to honour him at his funeral. The greatest hero the world had ever seen, there had been none like him before, there would be none like him hence. Samson- a God among men, they called him. With his courageous act of bringing down the pillars of the temple, sacrificing himself in the process, he had achieved immortality.

I read what I had written till now and looked at the box on my desk. Now I just needed to add a suitable price to my listing on eBay for Samson’s seven strands of hair.

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent

*************************************************************************************99 words.

Written in response to two great weekly flash fiction challenges:

  1.  Thursday Photo Prompt – Pillars at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo
  2. Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge, hosted by Charli Mills.Charli’s prompt this week, in her own words, was:

    September 20, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a parade of nations. It can be literal, or it can be a phrase that you use to describe a situation. Explore what it could be. Go where the prompt leads.





About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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6 Responses to The Family Hairloom (Pun totally intended)

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    That’s a commentary and a half on today’s ‘values’ …

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Someone will buy them…!

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Hairloom, indeed! Hope it brought a hair-raising price.

  4. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Pillars #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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