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100 word fiction: The ramshackle house

The ramshackle house

The ramshackle house

Photo Credit – Shamatura Ilya

The sound of the earth shaking was still vivid in his memory. He only had seconds to react and take his family along with himself out to safety. The 6.5 magnitude temblor at 2:57am had jolted the entire city out from it’s slumber.

The continuous aftershocks in the next few days ensured that almost everyone was forced to sleep under the open sky.

On returning back after a couple of weeks, he burst into tears seeing his once beautiful house.

“I spent my entire life’s earning to build this abode only for it to be destroyed by an act of God!”

Linking to #FridayFotoFiction organized by Tina & Mayuri 

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  1. Nice piece of fiction Aseem though I feel sorry for him to lose his beautiful house before his eyes.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Thanks Ramya. Yeah he never imagined that something which he had built with so much love and care could come tembling down with such ferocity. And welcome to my blog :).

  2. Heartbreaking!
    Sometimes life just isn’t fair! Good one!

    Watch out for the Winner announcement for #FridayFotoFiction Week 2, and the #PhotoPrompt for Week 3 this Thursday.

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