FFfAW Challenge-Week of July 25, 2017

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

By Neel Anil Panicker

Some people are genetically programmed to self destruct.

Take Michael Gonsalves for instance. Friend, savior, benefactor, altruist__ Micky was all this and then some more.

Dutiful son to elderly cataract ridden parents; loving husband to a devoted wife; doting father to an adorable baby girl, barely two months old; and rock star buddy to one and all.

It was then that lightning struck. It came in the form of Julie, a thirty something twice married, recently widowed female form with enough sex appeal to set the Ganges on fire.

She, his new office boss, within a month, became his life’s whole sole goal.

Soon salacious details of their hour-long capers reached the ears of his loved ones.

His wife and parents threatened, cajoled, persuaded, reprimanded, shouted, screamed, even begged but to no avail.

He was hooked onto her like a teen turned slave to marijuana.

Six months later it was all over. He went kaput__there was no job, no Julie, no wife and no family to go back to.

His friends sniggered; said he might as well have committed suicide.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #FFfAW #fiction#roackingtheboat

20 thoughts on “neelwrites/rockingtheboat/FFfAW/fiction/25/07/2017

  1. sad end to Micheal Gonsavles…..wish Julie and later marijuana were miles away from him.

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    1. Wish the same here. Thanks for the appreciation,Kalpana.


  2. Moon

    Poor guy, Michael! He didn’t foresee the possible repercussions .
    Nice story, Neel.

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  3. Forbidden desires usually leads to tragic results. Well written Neel.

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    1. Absolutely. And thanks for the read and the appreciation, Varad.


  4. Lovely narration.
    ‘Set the Ganges on fire’ 🙂 Nice turn of phrase.

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  5. A sharp rise and decline. Not sure he will get a second chance. Nice story.


  6. A story as old as time! The “temptation!” Michael was bit by the snake! Great story Neel!

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  7. Sad but true. Love the first line.

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    1. Yes, very tragic indeed. Thanks for the appreciation, Athling.


  8. Great story, Neel. Loved the descriptions.

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    1. Thanks Kitty. Have a great day.

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  9. mandibelle16

    He stopped thinking. Lust and infatuation can only go so far. Obsession is never healthy, it’s not love. Poor guy, ruined it all but I think he will have plenty of time to repair his life now, perhaps, all the wiser for it? GreT write Neal.


  10. Lust can be destructive. Now he’s lost the most important people in his life…


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