“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

12 Comments

Pratibha · October 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Good one. And much needed lesson to follow audits.

    canvaswithrainbow · October 25, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks Pratibha for encouragements! Glad that you visited me!

WriteMighty · October 25, 2017 at 8:28 am

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

    canvaswithrainbow · October 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    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!

Gayatri Gadre · October 25, 2017 at 10:49 am

Interesting take on the prompt, enjoyed reading it

    canvaswithrainbow · October 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm

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

Tina Basu · October 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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

    canvaswithrainbow · October 26, 2017 at 7:26 am

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

Varsh · October 26, 2017 at 2:19 am

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

    canvaswithrainbow · October 26, 2017 at 7:20 am

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

Deliciously Alive · October 26, 2017 at 6:56 am

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

    canvaswithrainbow · October 26, 2017 at 7:21 am

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

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