Sunday, September 06, 2015

Up in the Air

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“See that sign on the pole up there?”


“It’s set in Arial font”

“How do you know?”

“Because it is,” a pause “, floating in the air.”

“Daad! That’s not that funny.  Mom he is doing it again.  And why do you laugh like that?”

“Maybe because I inherited my father’s laughter,” I say, “and one day it will be yours.”  

You wake up one day and find yourself transformed into your father.  Doling out advice that you had once ignored.  Becoming a watchful presence from behind that window.

We walk again together, hand in hand, bad puns forgiven.


Written for the Friday Fictioneers  Word Count : 100.  

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Work and travel makes this a very late submission.  Had a partially written one which I scrapped for this one as it was father's day yesterday.  In memory of a great father, whose strength as a father I only realised after becoming a father myself. 

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  1. Dear Subroto,

    I inherited my father's love of the pun. For that matter, so did my brother. And the cycle continues. Well done.



    1. Pun my words that is a great thing Rochelle. Being born in a family of pundits helped my case. Thanks for your comments I am glad you liked it.

  2. Lovely story, Subroto. I miss my dad. These stories remind me of him. He was always telling funny stories of his experiences in childhood and later. I guess I inherited his laugh. Well written. :) --- Suzanne

    1. And now are carrying on the tradition of telling stories. Thanks for your comments Suzanne I am glad you liked it.

  3. That is a lovely father son vision. I can just see the child finding his father's humour not in the least funny and yet as you show we are destined to become our parents as we get older - even with bad puns. Well done.

    1. Thanks for your comments Irene. Pundits do say that there is no such thing as a bad pun, unlike an egg which can have a bad yolk.

  4. Oh, wow! What a subtle bend in the trajectory that showcases an entire life!

    1. Thanks for those wonderful comments Umashankar.