What’s Fair is Fair


Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding

Mary came in just half a minute before Jane, and as they parked their bicycles, she couldn’t help but rub it in.

“You’re getting old,” she teased Jane.

Jane responded in mock anger, “Ha! Nice try, but unlike you, biology never lies. I’ll always remain a day younger than you!”

They laughed crazily at this, just like old times, but then, Mary suddenly went quiet as she saw the empty space between their cycles.

“It was a bad time, why can’t you forget it?” said Jane gently to her best friend.

Mary wiped a small tear from her eyes as she replied, “I can’t, he shouldn’t have come between us.”

Jane raced across the small distance between them, hugged Mary tight, and whispered, “WE shouldn’t have allowed him to come between us.”

Mary took a step back, and holding Jane by the shoulders, said, “You’re right, and that is why we had to do what’s right.”

Jane replied, “Yes, dividing him equally WAS the right thing to do. …What’s fair is fair….

Mary looked at the two backpacks, one behind each cycle, and said, “Yes, what’s fair is fair. You want the top half or the bottom half?”


198 words.

Written as a part of Sunday Photo Fiction – March 17, 2019 , hosted by Susan Spaulding.




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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10 Responses to What’s Fair is Fair

  1. Danny James says:

    Not to be picky but the first sentence “there” should be “their”.

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    A split decision! hahaha!!

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Is he a doughnut you naughty girls?

  4. Jules says:

    Wicked good. 😉
    Reminds me of some of those …um… uniquely shaped chocolates.
    Unless of course it was a stuffed item, or as Abhijit suggests another food item.
    But then… ‘He’ couldn’t have been all too big if ‘He’ was split in two back packs!

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