neelwrites/crashlanding/flashfictionfor aspiringwriters/shorttsory/31/07/2018


By Neel Anil Panicker

Knee high, insulated, timberland, wellington, combat, comfort, work…the list seemed endless.

Boots, boots, and then some more. Rajat Banerjee had never seen so many types of shoes in his entire three score something lifetime.

An hour later when he stepped out of La Footsie, he had lightened up his wallet by over ten lakhs.

‘The Burj Khalifa’, he spat out at the chauffeur as he eased himself into the car and closed his eyes.

In no time he would arrive at what was an oasis of absolute luxury, a place that seemed personally ordained by Lord himself for man’s enjoyment.

A personalized steam bath administered by bootilicious ever amenable hour glass divas awaited him, to be followed later by all night reverie by the poolside.

Bespoke, that’s what life had turned into ever since the Kolkata slum boy won the jackpot a year ago.

He was still lost in dreamland when the monster truck that speeded from behind reduced to pulp his brand new all white Mercedes Benz.

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15 thoughts on “neelwrites/crashlanding/flashfictionfor aspiringwriters/shorttsory/31/07/2018

  1. Wow, he won the jackpot and became wealthy only to be killed in an auto accident -well, not really an accident. Great story, Neel!

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  2. A jackpot and a visit to Burj Khalifa ….. a true fairy tale.

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  3. that was a vey sad ending but life can be tragic

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  4. How cruel, a shame he didn’t get to enjoy his wealth a bit longer. Typical luck for the slum kid.

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  5. Wealth, like life, can be fleeting.

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  6. Life is weird. Sometimes, you think you’ve bent the game to your advantage only for it to come and bite you in the back. Loved the narration here, Neel.

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  7. michael1148humphris

    An interesting and descriptive story Neel. It sounds like he did not use his winnings wisely, and so lost karma.

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  8. You can’t take it with you, can you?

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  9. An tragic twist to the tale I suppose life shakes you up when you least realize it .


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