My father’s Job

In my memory, the sturdy figure of my father is alive as a man of quiet nature.

In those days, I used to worry that why my parents never shared a bond of love.

Once, my father came tired at night and asked my mother for food.  Mother gave him a harsh look and started to complain about his meager income. Her screaming voice frightened me. On that day, I witnessed a great show of my father’s patience.

My father preferred to remain silent.

Later, before going to bed, I placed my head on his broad chest. His clothes smelled of hay. I loved that smell.

In his warm embrace, I felt a strange comfort. He said

Son, You need not to worry!

It’s been a long time. Today, I was asked to deliver a motivational speech and explaining myself to my audience, I said

No job is inferior. It is the man who makes his job superior. I’m known as a renowned business man but few people know that I’m a son of a ‘horse groom’.”

(177 words)


Thanks pricelessjoy of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers for this opportunity. It’s a fun way to write a flash fiction and thanks to Scott, author of the blog, Scott’s Place for this beautiful picture.

35 thoughts on “My father’s Job

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  1. Wonderful story with a very wise message! I love the sentences, “No job is inferior. It is the man that makes his superior.” Very well done! Thank you for participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge!

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