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?


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


Anagha Yatin (@anagha_yatin) · 27th October 2017 at 12:29

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!

    PraGun · 28th October 2017 at 03:41

    Thanks for reading & appreciating

knightofsteel · 28th October 2017 at 08:22

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

    PraGun · 28th October 2017 at 08:30

    Thanks for reading. yes, its unethical, and people do it for money and the expressions on that man said the same to me.

opinionatedmua · 29th October 2017 at 09:06

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

Akshata Ram · 29th October 2017 at 09:25

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

Lavanya · 29th October 2017 at 16:39

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

Mayuri Nidigallu · 31st October 2017 at 04:19

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

    PraGun · 31st October 2017 at 05:58

    Thanks for reading and appreciating. loved participating.

Namratha Varadharajan · 31st October 2017 at 17:33

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

ladynimue · 1st November 2017 at 09:43

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

Gayatri Gadre · 1st November 2017 at 09:55

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
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Tina Basu · 2nd November 2017 at 12:15

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

tamannabavishi · 16th September 2018 at 03:57

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.

    PraGun · 16th September 2018 at 11:36

    Yes right, same here can’t hurt others to rise

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