SPF: David vs Goliath


David vs Goliath

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Raju hugged himself as he tagged along with his mother to work. May be today he would get to hold it, play with it.

“Sit. Don’t touch anything,” Kamla warned.

Raju searched the showcase. It wasn’t there! Without a care for his mother’s strictures, he scrambled forward and shuffled around.

“Raju!” Kamla came rushing. “Sorry Madam.” She thrust him away and rearranged the pieces.

Raju was devastated. He loved the toy soldier, happy to even look at it. Now it was lost.

Shifting, he caught sight of it under the sofa. Thrilled, he picked it up. His wish had been granted! Everything was perfect, his rifle….

“Mom! Raju is a thief!”

A shove sent Raju flying. He cracked his head against the wall. Angered, Raju flew at his attacker. “I am not a thief!”

Madam cuffed Raju. “Liar!”

Kamla shook Raju. “Were you stealing?”


“Fine. Please clear my dues Madam.”

“Don’t be silly Kamla. Go and finish cooking…”

“I cannot work where we are not trusted.” Kamla walked out, dragging Raju.

“Raju, you should not have hit Rohit.” Kamla expostulated. “When will you learn to control yourself?”

“So you want me to be a hypocrite?”


Written for Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less based on the photo prompt given above. For other stories, click here

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Once upon a time, Baby sea lion was sunning with his Mama


When up came Papa sea lion…

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He nudged and barked at the baby lion

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Until baby sea lion gave in and left the two lovers basking in the sun




The desolate little one

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For Cee’s Black and White Photography Challenge: Isolated Subjects.

Cee I hope I didn’t break any rules and it actually happened like I said 🙂