#FridayFotoFiction Sep 8-13 Prompt

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fiction Writing Friday Foto Fiction

By Neel Anil Panicker

He raised his hands to cover his face but the shutterbugs outsmarted him, capturing his shaggy, crestfallen visage, their high resolution lenses picking out every single fibre and tissue, pore and crease, capturing for posterity his misery and fall from grace.

He felt like being fed to the vultures, a piece of meat served on a platter for the pleasurable  consumption of voyeuristic masses.

The very same masses who even barely a day ago bowed their heads in deference and paid obeisance to him at his palatial ashram while he showered them with his benevolence from atop his majestic golden throne, surrounded, fanned and fawned by a never ending bevy of bewitching beauties. ‘Sadhvis’, he liked to call them in public.

The truth lay bare when one of them spilled the beans on his ‘nocturnal’ activities.

The wheels of fortune had turned fully for Baba Furqan Bengali whose new address read ‘Prisoner No. 537, Tihar Jail’.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction #fridayfotofiction #shortstory

12 thoughts on “neelwrites/bababusted/fridayfotofiction/shortstory/10/09/2017

  1. Baba is inspiring many stories :). Good one! There are charges of dealing in corpses, human trafficking and manufacturing explosives too.

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    1. Several skeletons are tumbling out his well stocked closet. Thanks for the appreciation, Reena.

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  2. Oooh! How topical!!!

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  3. Tina Basu

    Hahaha this is apt currently. Baba to gaya. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. These babas are grabbing the ye balls of late, aren’t they? Thanks Tina for the appreciation. The pleasure is all mine.


    2. Haha! Very appropriate, i would say. The pleasure is all mine, Tina.


  4. This is wonderful! Timely too!
    Thank you fro writing for #FridayFotoFiction, Neel.


  5. One can hide the face, but what about the past deeds? Time and again they show up and stares one in face!
    Loved this take on prompt, Neel.
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies


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