Friday, 19 June 2015

The Antique Chandelier


The old man was always hungry; hungry for gold. Every penny he saved he invested in gold.

He was cunning and earned a lot of pennies. But he lived like a pauper and spent nothing on his orphaned grandson, Pea.

He would not tell Pea where he had hidden his gold. A deprived childhood had turned Pea into a depraved man. He threatened his grandfather who laughed and shouted, “I would rather be dead.”

In frustration, Pea sold the antique chandelier that grandfather loved, for just hundred bucks.

The old man found the chandelier missing; he became hysterical, “We’re ruined.”
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Word count 100

18 comments:

  1. Not such a good hiding place after all. A great little tale.

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    1. Thanks Keith, had been looking forward to your comments

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  2. hahaha sad, he would have chosen to be a better human instead!

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  3. where is that chandlier now? I would buy it ;-)

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    1. wish i knew, thanks for stopping by

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  4. Perhaps the chandelier had to come down in order for their relationship not to be ruined..i hope he realises that and plants and nurtures little Pea..just as he did that awful chandelier

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  5. I don't know why people are so miserly. Misers never make out so well in stories! ;)

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  6. Dear IB,

    Sad state of affairs.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. Oh I saw that chandelier on sale the other day.. maybe I should buy it.

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    1. it's a 'gold' opportunity, don't miss it. thanks for reading the post

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  8. Sounds like poetic justice to me. :)

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  9. Sounds like two Peas in a pod if you ask me. :D

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  10. yes i agree, thanks for reading it

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