FFfAW Challenge Week of August 8, 2017
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By Neel Anil Panicker
“How long have you been with me, Salim?”
‘Around forty years, Afzal Bhai.’
“Forty one years, three months and two days.”
Salim nodded his head.
His boss had an elephantine memory.
The two were at Begum Jahanara Park, the sprawling fifty acre green belt in the heart of Old City.
An oasis, a much needed succor from the daily heat and grind of existence that life in a big city had become, any city for that matter, least of all the capital city of India.
An avowed morning person, the don loved coming to the Park, located a stone’s throw from Sumer Manzil.
The chirping of the birds, the early morning dew on soft grass, the all around stillness__there was a ring of freshness in the air that the don found very invigorating.
An hour’s stroll through the tree lined cemented pathways past bright eyed dangling dahlias and smiling angel white lilies worked like magic for his mind, body, and soul, though of the last his detractors wondered if he had any.
It was Salim who had requested his boss to postpone the durbar by an hour.
“Ok now, what’s bugging you?”
‘Boss…it’s Liza, your daughter.’
“What about her?”
‘Boss, she…she’s in love…with…Al’.
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