ABANDONED (100 words Flash)

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My grandparents had the rare distinction, receiving the touch from a famous historical person, they live peacefully in a national museum.

A painter discovered my parents at a store and her delicate stroke of brushes made them precious.

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I was folded, glued and found myself hanging in a gift shop. My heart danced with joy when a lady bought me before boarding her flight. I said to myself, “I will be as memorable as my ancestor’s.”

Alas, everybody appreciated the linen I carried.

I am a ‘Handmade’ paper bag standing alone discarded in the corner of a room.

About Sanjoy Dutt

Sanjoy Dutt, an engineer, and a linguist is passionate about traveling and writing. He has lived and worked in various places in India and Nepal and now lives in America. While exposed to the struggles of life in early childhood he is a strong believer that challenges in life makes you stronger. He and his wife Lindsay enjoy exploring areas of the US and occasionally struggle with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Sometimes the experiments are delightful.​ Sanjoy has written travelogues and short stories for various journals in Bengali and English. As a child, Sanjoy loved drawing pictures. He has done all the illustrations for his book 'Calcutta in Shorts'.
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One Response to ABANDONED (100 words Flash)

  1. Wow very creative. The pressure of keeping up family expectations and traditions, so obvious here. A quick, witty read. Very Nice.


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