Three Line Tales, Week 83

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three line tales, week 83: origami paper cranes on a table

photo by Dev Benjamin via Unsplash

By Neel Anil Panicker

Dear Papa, Waiting for you. Do come home fast. Have prepared some very colourful paper boats. Will be fun when we row them in the waters.

Arnab, drenched to the gills in his office overalls, read the message that flashed on his cellphone; smiled at the innocence of ten-year-olds; and gingerly walked ahead, humming a famous Bollywood rain song, his expectant eyes behind thick rimmed spectacles lightning up brighter than a 100 watt bulb.

It was too late when he saw the gaping mouth of a manhole, and down he went, head first, swallowed by a killer drain, yet another hapless victim drowned in Mumbai’s flash floods.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #ThreeLineTales#fiction #103words

8 thoughts on “neelwrites/deflateddreams/threelinetales/fiction/105words/31/08/2017

  1. Sreeblogs

    Heart-wrenching 😦

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  2. So sad, Neel. At least he had warm thoughts of his family as he died.

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    1. Yes, very sad indeed. That is a consolation though, Lynn.

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    1. Yes, it is based on a true story that happened a couple of days ago.


  3. A famous gastroenterologist fell into the open manhole in Dadar, Mumbai just 1 km away from his home and his body was fished out from the sea. so sad. The floods have claimed many lives.

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    1. Yes, I wrote this story after him. THANKS Kalps.


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