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Friday Foto fiction – September


The shares of his company were going great and touching year high again. He has left many emotions, many moments, many celebrations behind to reach this page of Business.
He was the most successful, but what lies hidden in these pages is the news on page 3 too.  Was he not responsible for that big deal costing millions and humans too. Was he not the lead name for all manipulations and transactions. The elections, the matches, the market all was going to have disastorous effect after this news.
What will he do now? He was destroyed emotionally, physically, mentally, socially, practically in every possible way.
The line scrolled in front of him ” If you want to reach the Top, don’t run over the others.” Was it too late now?

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This fiction is inspired by the photo prompt and written for
#FridayFotoFiction Oct 27- Nov 1 Flash Fiction hosted by
Tina Basu

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15 Responses

  1. Oh… stepping stones of the success on the epitaphs of graves of others… thats the ugliest way to grow.
    Interesting dimension of the human face, Pragun!

  2. Climibign over others to success. Not the most ethical but unfortunately a very common practice.

  3. opinionatedmua says:

    Loved the end thought on your take of the prompt. It is 100% true, a success running over others, will never last.

  4. Akshata Ram says:

    Probably too late but the corporate world is a slimy place and getting to the top means several dark secrets hidden in the closet

  5. Lavanya says:

    Ah,ah. Story of Indian frogs all over again. Nicely done.

  6. I loved how you highlighted the dark side of success, Pragun. Very few people keep their conscience alive to realise it.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  7. By the sound of it, it is probably too late. But is it truly over until you are alive? I guess not

  8. ladynimue says:

    I fear that most have stopped thinking about the consequences unless it’s too late !

  9. Greed for success vs ethics, always a tough call! Great take on the prompt, loved the added layer of the price of success to the story
    Gayatri recently posted – The promise

  10. Tina Basu says:

    ohh its never too late, good can start anytime! Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.

  11. This almost made me thank my stars that I have never been a part of the corporate life. I don’t have it in me to do unethical things to climb up to the top.

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