FFfAW Challenge-Week of July 4, 2017
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Snakes and Ladders
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Kecia Spartin. Thank you Kecia!
By Neel Anil Panicker
Abdul Rahman Mallick had only one passion in life: to make money.
Loads and loads of money. Money that he made by hook or crook. Money that he made in dollars or in Indian rupees, in Bahraini Rials or in Swiss Francs.
Money that he made by smiling or by killing.
For him the means did not matter, the end was more important.
Half a decade of chasing money had still not quenched his thirst.
It seemed making money was the sole reason for his living.
He lived in a remote island off the Arabian Sea, an all glass snake shaped 50 room villa, it was his den, from where he conducted his multi-national businesses, ensconced in his study, seated in all gold King Cobra shaped chair.
Being surrounded by life sized replicas of the deadly reptile was his fetish, his way of ensuring that he never ever forgot his poverty stricken childhood spent in a remote Central India hamlet, and his resolve to find an antidote for the deathly venom of poverty.
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