neelwrites/fridayfictioneers/flash/fiction/100words/24/10/2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

STARTING OUT

By Neel Anil Panicker

Nishant  looked up and a beam of the smiling sun streaked in through the sky high translucent dome shaped roof. More embarrassed than amused, he shifted his gaze to find myself staring at the huge hexagonal foyer,  at its  multi-hued glass windows, and at the fish bowl shaped revolving diamond dripping chandelier that sprinkled psychedelic pearls of glitter all around the football sized atrium.

“Feel at home. This is your new world, the world you belong to.”

Nishant needn’t have turned around to know who the voice was.

He knew investors had come; knew the price his Start Up commanded.

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26 October 2018

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

21 thoughts on “neelwrites/fridayfictioneers/flash/fiction/100words/24/10/2018

  1. Not sure he really does belong there

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  2. Dear Neel,

    I wonder how Nishant feels about his new environment. Intriguing piece.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Intriguing, Neel I’m feeling a bit unsettled.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  4. Doesn’t sound as if he ended up there on purpose.

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  5. Lovely, descriptive writing, Neel.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. His new world is beginning to feel like a prison. Very ominous.

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  7. This seems to be an effort to convince himself.

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  8. Issues of trust here, Neel?

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    1. You spotted that well, Ceayr. Yes, looks like there’s serious distrust being played out.

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  9. I wouldn’t be comfortable with that much luxury!

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  10. An intriguing tale, Neel! =)

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  11. There are some intriguing aspects to this story. I get the impression that the voice is that of his ‘mentor’, the guy who was really responsible for the Start Up. And that makes me wonder whether Nishant is actually the fall guy who will take the rap when the investors are defrauded and the ‘mentor’ vanishes…

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    1. Yes, this has several layers to it. A lot of mishaps are on the cards. Thanks for appreciating the subtleties that i have shown, Penny.

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  12. Sounds like a massive fall out shelter for the rich. Amused due to the vanity of the “investors?”

    I’m a little confused with the POV in the second sentence. Not sure, now, if it’s first or second person.

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  13. Great writing! Very intrigued.

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  14. I like your description of the room. Very over-the-top. Welcome to the upper crust.

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