Devouring Blaze


“Papa, we need to have the fire safety audit done”

“Sure, but not now. Season of the festivities starts now. I cant afford to spare few hours out of the shop”.

“I will manage the shop in your absence”.

“Damini, enough of discussion. I will do, it but later”

A1 Furniture’s new outlet managed to clock in the great revenue. On the day of Laxmi Puja, Damini visited the shop along with her mother. The fresh flower adorned the entrance. Entire shop was lit up with oil lamps. Just before closing time, Damini reminded her father to put off all oil lamps.

When a staff member was about to put off the lamp infront of the goddess’s idol, he was shunned away.

The headline of the local daily,  next day carried the photo of the inferno raging from A1 Furniture shop.

Without the fire safety audit, insurance claim was weightless.

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Word Count: 150
Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri

Comments

  1. Good one. And much needed lesson to follow audits.

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    1. Thanks Pratibha for encouragements! Glad that you visited me!

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  2. Often we shrug away the small but important things in our lives, to be catered to later. But, sometimes later never comes. A very nice take on the prompt. :)

    Rashi Mital
    The Fire Inside Him

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    1. Importance of such small things is realized only when we pay huge costs for neglecting them. Thanks Rashi for joining in the discussion on my take on the tale and for visiting!

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  3. Interesting take on the prompt, enjoyed reading it

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    1. Thanks Gayatri for dropping by and happy that you loved it!

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  4. OMG such a loss on such an auspicious day! No one cares for eyes when its intact! Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.

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    1. It hits hardest when we expect it the least! Thanks Tina for visiting and adding to the tale!

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  5. Procrastination can be more harmful than we realise. Too bad he didn't listen to his daughter. Nice take on the prompt, Anagha.

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    1. Procrastination is the real menace. Thanks Varsha for visiting and joining the discussion. Glad that you liked the story.

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  6. God! That is so bad, but then they asked for it!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

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    1. You are right Mayuri... he asked for it. Thanks for visiting and joining the discussion.

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