By Neel Anil Panicker                 word count: 137

“The old order changeth giving way to the new”

‘Changeth? What fancy language! Tell me in words I understand”.

“That’s the problem: You just don’t understand, dear father. I said it is time for you to give way”.

“Oh! Is it? And what do I do? Simply sit, pasture, decay, die?”

“Oh! Please. Enough of your emotional nonsense. I am putting it straight: get off or I will throw you out”.

The words knifed through the aging patriarch’s chest. He felt his heart vessels constrict.

He finally saw the writing on the wall. His head bowed in submission.

The son smiled, strode upto the father, sought his blessings, and left.

Later, from his balcony, he watched his son cycle away. It was the very same on which he had first learnt to ride; the tutor__his own father.


FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 17, 2017


98th Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 01-17 through 01-23-2017

Written in response  to flash fiction challenge hosted by



7 thoughts on “neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/150words/FFfAW/17/01/2017

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s