Friday, 7 January 2022

 

The Prodigal Father



“So you have become a great man, the artist we never had….in centuries. Even the king is impressed. Funny! Did he give something w…?”

“It doesn’t matter; I am doing what I wanted to do. But I learnt it the hard way. And you know why. If only you had sent me to the school….”

“Does anyone buy these things? Or perhaps you think your creations are priceless?”

“It doesn’t ……..”

Father cut him short, “It does. You are penniless, no?”

“Why should I worry? I am going to inherit everything?”

“Well, you are in for disappointment….one more time…I squandered everything away.”

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A post for Friday Fictioneers on a picture prompt.

Word count 101

30 comments:

  1. I love the title - very clever.

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    1. often it is son who is prodigal, thanks for comments

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  2. Oooh that's some really disappointing news.

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    1. what can one expect with a father like that, thanks

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  3. Guess they shouldn't have relied on the family inheritance so much! Nice one.

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  4. Oh dear, better to find out now than when it's too late!

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    1. yes, he still has time to sell something, thanks for reading the story

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  5. One should never depend on an inheritance... no guarantees there!

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  6. What the son has can never be taken away. He will always be rich. I pity the father.

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    1. yes perhaps there are always turns and twists, thanks for comments

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  7. To such problems there are no solutions. I told my kids I was spending their inheritance on expensive beer. :-) The one who did not laugh was the artist.

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    1. well, how can he if is not to get anything? thanks for comments

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  8. Anyone who expects to inherit everything deserves nothing. If the paintings are all that though, he will hopefully be able to find a patron.

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    1. hopefully. but there are always surprises. thanks for the comments

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  9. Great twist. That's quite the rude awakening for the artist. Well done!

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  10. Well, that's a sock in the gut! I wonder if the son got it this time?

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  11. Money or not, I think he is better off without his unsupportive father. He could get an agent, someone who actually supports him and sell his art if it is so good to even catch the king's eye.

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    1. yes but there are always some twists and turns, thanks for the comments

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  12. Dear Arora,

    How disappointing he didn't get more support from his father. Very dysfunctional family. Personally, I went to art school and I'm not sure what good it did me. ;)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. well many of us skeptical of our schooling and what good it did to us. thanks for stopping by

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