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FRIDAY FICTIONEERS- 29 November 2013- Pauper’s Delight

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Writing a story in 100 words is very difficult for me but   its a very good exercise for brain. After editing a lot it comes to 107 words. I don’t know how it stands.  I would love criticism of any kind friends.


Copyright - Ted Strutz

Copyright – Ted Strutz



Pauper’s Delight

It was that kind of posh restaurant on water ,which,  a pauper like me can’t even  dream of entering it.

Then a board with  ‘ Pauper’s delight – Free food ‘  written on it caught my attention.   Perhaps a   tycoon   has opened it  to book a seat in the heaven , ‘ why deprive him of that’  I  thought  and sat in the corner seat near  the railing enjoying the  sea view.

Waiter  came and kept some delicious dishes and a bell written ‘call me ‘ on it in front of me.

After savoring the food I rang the bell. Suddenly  a shark raised its head near me .

‘ We call him Pauper lovingly’ ‘ the waiter  said.

‘ Nothing comes for free man ! ‘ was my last thought .


About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

21 responses »

  1. Ha! I definitely did not see that coming…


  2. uh-oh, that was definitely a surprise ending. 🙂


  3. I see they fatten the shark’s meals up before despatching them. Good idea!


  4. Dear Indira,

    Loved this humorous tale. I loved the line “Perhaps a tycoon has opened it to book a seat in the heaven…”
    On a grammatical note I think the “waiter brought” rather than the “waiter kept” makes more sense. Aside from that small issue, A Pauper’s Delight was this reader’s delight.




  5. Very funny! You should removed the last “it” in the first sentence.


  6. Wah. A great read.


  7. Very clever. Well done.


  8. Clever tale… a fish tail it seems…


  9. Hi Indira,I was moving along quietly,all of a sudden I bumped into your blog. I stopped and read your 107 word story. It is beautiful.I’ll make a habit of reading your blogs.
    I am Ranu,my blog is, . I am originally from Bangldesh.I live in Canada.


    • Hi Ranu ! So nice of you to visit my blog and taking time out to comment on it. I’m learning dear so there may be few mistakes. You are welcome to my blog. I hope it brings a smile on your face. Love and hugs.


  10. Dear Indira,

    What a delightful and funny story. Very well done. Still chuckling here.




  11. Ha!ha!Loved the humour-the last line is so true in life-great tale Indira:-)


  12. Enjoyable story and laughable idea! I didn’t see it coming – I love that!



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