Tradition #FridayFictioneer


Careful!” friend had cautioned, “girls going with outsiders is not approved.”

Just a movie,” Samir reasoned, “not a marriage proposal.”

The building with a  star!” Eva had assured, “you cannot miss.”

Hey you!” a big bearded man addressed Samir, as he was trying to find Eva’s house, “Eva is not coming.”

Why not?” the answer came in the form of a slap, “don’t you know it is Sabbath?

No clue what Sabbath was, Samir decided to scoot as a brick landed on the bonnet.

Today, many years later, building still stands as a reminder of a community that has long moved away.

Word Count : 102

This is an effort to write a flash fiction effort with the Friday fictioneers, 15th, Nov, 2019, using picture prompt provided by host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Other stories can be found here.

Photo Prompt : Roger Bultut


31 thoughts on “Tradition #FridayFictioneer

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  1. Your story is a nice blend of the two themes of personal emotion and public conformity. When the two come into conflict you show the resulting violence. I like the way you end hopefully, with the departure of the prejudice imposed by conformity.

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  2. Interesting story! It is true that most of the Jews have moved to Israel since the state provide so much support. Kolkatta had once a large thriving Jew population. Not anymore!

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    1. Thank you for reading. There used to be a community in Kerala, called Malabar jews. Bombay also has a Jewish community. Remember Chabad House.


  3. Apparently these two didn’t know each other well enough to understand the differences that would keep them apart. The surprising thing is that Eva, who knew better, agreed to meet him on the Sabbath.

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  4. As if human relationships weren’t complicated enough, adding barriers like belief systems and practices makes it all the more so. I’m sorry the young man was treated so poorly.


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