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The Deal!

In response to Fffaw challenge # 191, to write a short fiction in 100- 150 words (+/- 25) based on the picture prompt given below.

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Mrs. Briganza watched with moist eyes as her home of 70 years was pulled down to build a swanky new building. Coming here after marriage as a young bride, she had many fond memories of her children growing up. Then the children left for foreign shores to pursue higher education. Their initial annual visits to her house became a rarity with time. Β Now as a frail old lady she was all alone.

The initial joy on receiving a call from her son after years was short lived, when she found out the real reason behind it. With the recession hitting hard, they now demanded that their mother sell the house to bail them through the financial crisis. Β They were to visit her soon to settle the property deal with the real estate agent and move their mother to an old age home.

But, Mrs. Briganza had other plans. She sold the property before their arrival and donated the proceeds to charity.

162 words

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56 comments on “The Deal!

  1. iScriblr
    November 13, 2018

    Wow, this is excellent!❀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. krishnapriya108
    November 13, 2018

    Wow! Stunning ending! Superb write, dear Radhika. i love to read your words. πŸ™‚

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  3. Lynn Love
    November 13, 2018

    She’s a wily one! Nice story

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  4. Iain Kelly
    November 13, 2018

    Well done her! At least it is going to a good use rather than just money.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nirant Gurav
    November 13, 2018

    Now dis was amazing conclusion I ever seen

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Shweta Suresh
    November 13, 2018

    Way to go, Mrs Briganza.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Moushmi Radhanpara
    November 13, 2018

    What a kind story!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. BeingAlive
    November 13, 2018

    A very practical take on the whole situation…I liked the way u brought up the whole scene of emotions to a strenuous act by Mrs Briganza…
    Well doneπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  9. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    November 13, 2018

    Awesome take on the prompt, the twist at the end is creative one.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Jade M. Wong
    November 13, 2018

    Ha! Love that she chose to donate to charity instead!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Megala
    November 13, 2018

    Awesome! Wonderful take on this prompt!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. the dark netizen
    November 14, 2018

    Way to go Mrs. Briganza!! πŸ˜€
    It was a sweet end! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Divya Deepak Rao
    November 14, 2018

    Brilliantly written Radhika, she made a wise decision!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. JS Brand
    November 14, 2018

    Well done Mrs Briganza and well done you for creating such a feisty character.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Megha's World
    November 14, 2018

    I love dousing in your creativity through your well written stories.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Abhijit Ray
    November 14, 2018

    Mrs. Braganza is one tough cookie. She did the right thing.

    Like

  17. almeidadepaulo
    November 14, 2018

    A very nice story and a wise ending Radhika!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Joe Owens
    November 14, 2018

    Mama has the last and longest laugh, good for her!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Jyo
    November 14, 2018

    That’s really great and she made an AH-MAZING decision !

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    November 15, 2018

    Unexpected twist at the end ( but expected these kind of surprises from you) how courageous the lady is, I admire her.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Infinite Living
    November 15, 2018

    Such sadness and surprise in your story! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Shantanu Baruah
    November 16, 2018

    Wow. You are master of short stories.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Dahlia
    November 18, 2018

    Smart woman! Nicely done Radhika πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Sifar
    November 18, 2018

    Loved the ending!

    Like

  25. Sann
    November 21, 2018

    Oh beautiful ending. β€œShe had other plans” loved the twist!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Meenakshi Sethi
    November 28, 2018

    Brilliant Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. t_r_a_v_e_l_l_e_r
    March 21, 2019

    Loved it!!

    Like

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