neelwrites/green/FFfAW/195/fiction/27/06/2017

FFfAW Challenge-Week of June 27, 2017

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121st Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 06-27 through 07-03-2017

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GO GREEN WITH ENVY  

By Neel Anil Panicker

All his life Uncle Prasad had said yes, green signalling just about everything; consequences be dammed.

And so it was that at age 4 he joined his cousins and pulled off the biggest heist of the time: stealing bagfuls of the finest Alphonso mangoes from the sprawling orchard of the village headman.

At 7 he was playing courier boy, passing over love psalms between hormone high Romeos and Cupid struck Juliets; by 9 taking off to the hills nearby for a night out with the Big Boys.

At 13, he came perilously close to being shot dead from an alert guard’s rifle while his ‘friends’ ran helter skelter after a bank hold-up gone horribly wrong.

At 16, he was carrying a gun, because that’s what all his peers were carrying.

But then all that’s in the past.

Today, half a century later, he’s jumped ahead, changed, turned respectable, married, even become proud grandfather  to six.

But then, at times he wants to go back to when he was 6 or 7, join his buddies to steal mangoes, flirt with girls twice his age, and maybe rob a bank or two.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #FFfAW #fiction  #195

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27 thoughts on “neelwrites/green/FFfAW/195/fiction/27/06/2017

  1. Moon

    Nice story, Neel.

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  2. LOL 🙂 Lovely fun take.

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  3. Sounds like he has become bored with married life and wants the “free” life of his youth. Great story Neel!

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    1. Yeah, it definitely sounds like it. Thanks a lot for the fulsome appreciation, PJ

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  4. A lifetime in one piece of flash. Well done.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your fulsome praise, Lian.

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  5. Nice portrayal of that nostalgia for the simpler, fun times of our youth, when we could go on adventures and be irresponsible without any consequences. I always wonder if we only remember the good bits and forget the rest — but then, why not!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Joy. Yes, we do always have a tendency to hide the bad and dream on about the good. Human nature, i guess.

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  6. A really interesting take Neel. Sounds like Uncle Prasad was lucky to reach old age. I wonder if he’d be nappy for his grandkids to copy his antics?

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    1. Indeed lucky to reach his old age. Thanks for the praise, JS.

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  7. Lol, loved the (mis)adventures of Uncle Prasad. He did and does lead a fulsome life. I’m certain he has bagful of stories of yore for his grandkids. Good one, Neel.

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    1. Thanks a lot Kitty. Uncle Prasad is quite a character and has lived a full life.

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      1. Hahaha yes Neel. You are welcome!

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  8. What a rascal. Hope he won’t teach the grandkids any bad tricks. They’re just the right age for it.

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    1. True, that’s the big worry. Just hope he is a positive inspiration.

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      1. As a grandpa, I hope he has learned from his past.

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  9. Ah how we all wish we could go back. Nice job.

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    1. Yes, same here. Thanks a lot.

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  10. It sounds like Uncle Prasad has had a very full and entertaining life. Nice story, Neel. 🙂

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  11. This was so much fun to read Neel. You should think of writing a mini series about the adventures of Uncle Prasad. Cheers, Varad

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    1. That was very nice of you, Varad. What you say has sent my grey cells ticking.

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