Marbles

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Grant-Sud. Thank you Grand-Sud for our photo prompt!

Walking down the street, proud of the marbles jangling in his pocket, Rahul was happy about his victory over his closest friend and competitor.

Every day, it was customary amongst his gang of friends to challenge one another in a game of marbles and the finale was conducted on Sunday. He was now the hero of the week.

It was a ritual that the winner stood atop the tallest building in the street and await his prize.

From his tower of glory he could sense commotion in their otherwise decrepit stadium. Restless to know about the cause of excitement he jumped down and ran towards the stadium to find his favorite footballer trying to wedge his way through the crowd.

His car having broken down, he had to halt. As soon the news of his presence circulated in the neighborhood, they had gathered to catch a glimpse of him.

Bartering to sneak him out obscurely in return for his autograph, Rahul’s win would be etched in his memory for many years to come by.

~175 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you PJ for hosting this challenge at Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write in about 150 words(+/-25 words) a story based on the photo prompt. For guidelines please refer here.Β Thank you all for stopping by and reading.Β 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. Nice change of pace here – almost two stories in one, both emulating the same image of victory and championship. The narrator becomes a victor even greater than the famous footballer, as the latter relies on his help. Wonderful story and a wonderful take on the prompt πŸ™‚

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