A FISH BOWL EXISTENCE (GENRE/REALISTIC FICTION)
By Neel Anil Panicker
“His will be a fish bowl existence”
‘You mean the gold fish type?’
“Exactly. They’ll lay out the red carpet for him, have him walk down the aisle amidst staggering applause, and then slicing through the high clapping and super shrieks of Hail Hitlers, gingerly usher him inside his cubicle where awaiting him would be wall to wall thick silk carpeting, piped music, low floating lights et al. That’s where he would reside till the powers that be have a change of heart and replace him with their next rubber stamp, maybe this time a pumpkin, for a change.
‘Would that keep him quite? Make him turn a blind eye to all the wrongs?’
“For sure. He’s been bought. Can’t you see the goodies that would surround him? He’s their child___a made to order concoction, one who’s been programmed to do their bidding. One whose only job is to amuse himself with all the paraphernalia that surrounds him__the candybars, the hot chocolates, and the sexy thing in high heels that would feed him all this.
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Written for multiple writing prompts including Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers where the challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.
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