FFfAW Challenge-Week of July 25, 2017
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ROCKING THE BOAT
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!
By Neel Anil Panicker
Some people are genetically programmed to self destruct.
Take Michael Gonsalves for instance. Friend, savior, benefactor, altruist__ Micky was all this and then some more.
Dutiful son to elderly cataract ridden parents; loving husband to a devoted wife; doting father to an adorable baby girl, barely two months old; and rock star buddy to one and all.
It was then that lightning struck. It came in the form of Julie, a thirty something twice married, recently widowed female form with enough sex appeal to set the Ganges on fire.
She, his new office boss, within a month, became his life’s whole sole goal.
Soon salacious details of their hour-long capers reached the ears of his loved ones.
His wife and parents threatened, cajoled, persuaded, reprimanded, shouted, screamed, even begged but to no avail.
He was hooked onto her like a teen turned slave to marijuana.
Six months later it was all over. He went kaput__there was no job, no Julie, no wife and no family to go back to.
His friends sniggered; said he might as well have committed suicide.
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