Better Life #FFfAW


By evening we shall be there,” the man told his son, “I shall get a job and we shall eat properly.”

I want a room,” said the tired and shabbily dressed man, to manager of the cheap hotel, “one that is the cheapest.”

I can give one room, no bed and no toilet,” said the manager.

Fine,” said the man looking at his kid, “in a few days I shall find a job and move to a better place.”

Time passed. Job remained elusive. Savings dried up.

Is there any organization that can take care of my child?” he asked the manager, “at least he should get something to eat.”

A foul smell of human secretion and excrements, a pile of discarded clothing, and sight of a kid sleeping on the floor between two chairs under a temporary canopy.

Another dream of a better life gone sour” social worker wondered.

Word Count: 150

Competition No. 201

This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge  of  21thJan, 2019 hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks for reading! Other entries on the topic can be found here.

Photo Credit: H R R Gorman

21 thoughts on “Better Life #FFfAW

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    1. It is an unfortunate story. I don’t know where did the toilet paper come from. May be they bought, more likely picked up from a toilet. Thank you for reading.

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  1. I just found out this afternoon that InLinkz is doubling the price of their membership and I have decided I am not going to pay it. There will be no more FFfAW challenges. Thank you so much for your participation and I am so happy to have gotten to know you!

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    1. Thank you for creating this wonderful group. I used to look forward to your prompts. Can you create a group that pays nominal amount each such that activity continues? Just a thought.


      1. Well, I thought of that and I think it would make it too complicated. If I can find a site that delivers the same service as InLinkz but at a cheaper price, I will re-instate my challenges again. Thank you so much for the idea!

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