December 14 – Flash Fiction  – Only In…

Charli’s prompt this week:

December 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

There were so many possibilities! I wanted to write about things that happen only in my family, or only in school but didn’t want to offend, so I went for a slightly cultural one!!

 

Drama!!!!!

A knock at the door.
The man looks at his wife, who looks to her mother, who turns to her husband, who looks at his grandchild, who turns back to his father.
The doorbell sounds.
The boy looks at his mother who looks to her father, who looks at his son in law, who turns to his mother in law.
Pounding now.
Repeated looks.
Five minutes later the door is finally opened by the household servant.
A courier stands there with a letter.
Only in an Indian soap opera, does it take a whole episode to answer the door!

https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/14/december-14-flash-fiction-challenge/

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annecdotist
    Dec 21, 2017 @ 08:17:03

    Lovely!

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  3. Norah
    Dec 21, 2017 @ 05:07:25

    Love it. Hilarious!

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  4. Lisa A. Listwa
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 16:30:58

    LOL That’s terrific, Ritu!

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  5. Liz H
    Dec 19, 2017 @ 15:30:40

    I imagine this with ever-more-dramatic music, tightening the tension…Lol!

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  6. anuragbakhshi
    Dec 18, 2017 @ 04:47:28

    Ha ha ha ha. Slightly exaggerated that one, but only slightly 🙂 Good fun, loved the ending 🙂

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  7. Charli Mills
    Dec 16, 2017 @ 20:51:19

    Ha, ha! That’s awesome, Ritu! Your flash has such great timing with the characters all looking to one another as the person at the door becomes more insistent. Great build up for the delivery at the end.

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  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Dec 16, 2017 @ 18:42:16

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  9. Erika Kind
    Dec 16, 2017 @ 18:12:43

    😂 That’s awesome!!

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  10. Radhika Acharya
    Dec 16, 2017 @ 08:42:44

    Absolutely hilarious!!! Sahi pakde hain….!!!! 🙂 🙂

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  11. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    Dec 16, 2017 @ 07:46:14

    LOL. That was funny Ritu. Loved your story.

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