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The Scribe


There were a myriad of ideas running through Rohit's head. He almost started to feel his temples throbbing. Assigned by his editor to finish the article in the next four hours, his mind suddenly went blank.

He looked up to stare at the various articles he had pinned up on his board. His eyes suddenly fell on the picture of this young, pretty face.....innocence written all over it.

It took him back almost instantly to the day when he had seen her lying in a pool of blood at the entrance of the building....

It was his article about her, that had made her take this drastic step.

He knew that he had been irresponsible, not to check on the facts before publishing them.....but it was too late.

He kept a picture of her on his board ever since..... reminding him not to repeat that mistake ever again.

                           ----- MocktailMommy Prasanna

Word Count : 150

                               This post is part of #FridayFotoFiction held jointly by  Tina or Mayuri



18 comments:

  1. What a terrible memory to live with. Like how subtly you've highlighted irresponsible journalism.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Mayuri!!

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  2. Thats such a sad ending- this would haunt him for life. Loved your take on the prompt

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    1. Thank you Akshata. Your words of appreciation mean a lot!!!

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  3. Another perspective of the same prompt....Very well executed.

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    1. It’s so exciting to read so many different perspectives, right? Thank you so much for your appreciation, Savita!!!

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    1. Hey, thank you for your lovely comment Lavanya!!

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  5. This is sad, but story is beautiful. Loved your take.

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  6. Thank you Gaurav!! Trying to get inspired by fictioneers like you!!

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  7. A brutal reminder of the so-called journalism these days. Very good take on the prompt. Well done.

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  8. Hi Prasanna! That´s a nice take on the prompt. What worked for me was the change of heart in the scribe. There are people who are simply heartless and unwilling to take any blame. This made the protagonist likeable. Keep writing! Love and Cheers!

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    1. Your words are so encouraging Tina!! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your valuable views.

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  9. how I wish he didn't make the mistake in the first place. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. I agree Tina. Journalism is such a huge responsibility!! Thanks for stimulating our imagination. Been fun writing for #FridayFotoFiction.

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  10. Wow, quite an unexpected take on the prompt. I am learning a lot here around with everyone.

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    1. Thank you Niket. You said it!!! I am learning so much from this challenge too!!

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