Three Line Tales, Week 73

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How green is my grass

three line tales 73 midsummer

photo by Christian Widell via Unsplash

By Neel Anil Panicker

“It’s going to be an exclusive affair__just the management, teachers, and students. They would love to hear from one of their own, especially one whose spectacular success is such a classic rags to riches story.”

As Salim Ibrahim, the CEO of a   Fortune 500 tech company, put the phone down, an avalanche of memories flooded his heart and his eyes moistened at the prospect of revisiting his alma mater, the one he had graduated from many moons ago.

He had one more reason to look forward to the visit: he would soon come face to face with Anwar Ali, the school gardener, also his biological father.

(c)neelanilpanicker2017 #ThreeLineTales #106words

9 thoughts on “neelwrites/greengrass/threelinetales/100/22/06/2017

  1. But it is also sad that, he didn’t meet his dad and take care of him even though he was monetarily successful in life.

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    1. Yes, it is sad Kitty. Maybe, if I explore further there is a compelling reason why he didn’t do so.

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      1. Yes maybe, something like he was provided for this education on the understanding that he severs contact with his “poor” parents?

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  2. Interesting twist, Neel. You make a good point about responsibility. In many (if not most!) societies, a woman is ultimately responsible for her child, and the father’s responsibility is negligible. Does a child owe an absent father anything at all?

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    1. Yes, absolutely true, Jane. Here, though, I wasn’t trying to generalize anything except to show how the wheels of fate turn to bring about life changing situations.
      Thanks for your appreciation, as always, Jane.


      1. You showed that very well 🙂

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  3. Good story. Nice twist at the end.

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