SON RISES; SUN SETS
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
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 01-17 through 01-23-2017
Written in response to flash fiction challenge hosted by https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/fffaw-challenge-week-of-january-17-2017/