Story: The magical picture!

On seeing this picture, I hear the echo of the voice of my late grandfather. He once told me that failure is a part of life. Like balloons, life is full of colors. The defeat is a process of getting experience and in this way a person becomes strong. So, don’t get disappointed and continue to move in life.

Today, I’m known as a world’s best neurosurgeon and this picture is still close to my heart. It reminds me of the day when I got failed in my entrance exam. I was downhearted but the very words of wisdom of my grandfather changed my life.I worked hard and passed exam in my second attempt.

My wife often gets angry but I can’t sleep without keeping this picture beside my bed.

It’s an unusual behavior but I won’t like to forget that the sweet taste of my success is an outcome of that bitter taste of failure.

I’m glad to have all these colors in my life  🙂

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This is in response toFlash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. This week’s photo prompt is provided by pixabay.com.

The word count is 173. Thanks Priceless Joy for holding this event 🙂

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25 thoughts on “Story: The magical picture!

  1. A lovely story, carrying such a powerful message. I agree that many successes follow on from past failures. Failure can work well to stimulate the determination to succeed next time. Life is, indeed, full of colour, like our many aspirations.

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    1. I appreciate your kind feedback!
      Actually, I’ve observed my sister. She’s a medical student. She has a consistent approach towards her studies.
      And, yes she worked hard and passed her entrance exam in her second attempt. Indeed, Life is full of colors 🙂

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  2. I never thought of it that way…”life has different colors” …it does, and some are bright and some are dull. This story has a good reminder that failure is not always a bad thing. It can make us stronger and success even sweeter. I can understand why he would want to keep that picture in view.

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    1. I’m not a medical student but it is some sort of a personal experience and I’ve observed many such stories in my surroundings.
      Many thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

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    1. Sorry Deborah for late response. Somehow I missed reading it. Thanks a lot for giving me your kind feedback. This story is a piece of fiction but yes I got inspired by my sister. She’s a medical student and passed her entrance exam in her second attempt 🙂

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  3. Hello, what a beautiful story with an important lesson you put on here.
    On a critical note, i think the first paragraph would go a lot smoother without all the “the”. Here:
    He once told me that failure is part of life. Like balloons, life is full of colors. Defeat is a process of getting experience
    Just a suggestion 🙂

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