The statue of Faith


The old man came limping into the park. He was a peon at a huge office and his boss was giving him a hard time. 

“You are too slow to work in my office, Jagdish. I will have to find a replacement soon,” the boss barked. “I am t…t..trying my best, Sir,” he stammered. “But the accident at the factory has left me crippled, please take that into consideration too,” he begged. “Get out!” said the rich man.

Jagdish knew he could be released any day. His heart felt heavy as he thought about his dependents. 

He needed to take a break at his favourite place – the park of Faith!

It felt good to be there. The evening breeze calmed him down. And then there was his favourite statue! 

She was his faith. He had named her so… she calmed him whenever he was in despair. She had no arms but her eyes looked skywards! The inscription near her said – He will take care of You!

Jagdish knew he would be taken care of… no matter what! He smiled at the statue.

This is my entry to the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by the lovely Priceless Joy. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. Please CLICK HERE for more. Thank you Phylor for the image!

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19 thoughts on “The statue of Faith

  1. I love how you made the statue a place of inspiration for the old man. The place of faith. I like that, it means hope and believing despite bad circumstances. I hope his boss has pity and let’s him keep his job or he comes across a better opportunity for him to provide for his family. The boss sounds mean so I’m also hoping something in his heart changes, maybe he has a health issue, and it makes him kinder, something lol. Well written.

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    1. Hahaha… Nice analysis Mandi. I am sure his faith has a far better plan even if he loses his job…! His faith will never let him perish even in adverse circumstances. He will rise and sail😀. Thanks a ton for your wonderful analysis of his situation😀😀😀

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  2. Creation is a System – the University, boss is the Examiner, Old man is the student. And the first letter of “student” is….’S’… for submission.

    Submission ensures Faith and Faith ensures our “JOB” – bond / link to and status in…the Creation.

    The system works, but works for the Vice Chancellor not for us. Why it should work for us especially when it is HIS not OURS. There are no short cuts in the system.

    And rightly so, otherwise there would be no System at all !!

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  3. Thankfully he does have faith and a place to go to reenforce it and get comfort. I feel certain that one day everything will work out well for him. Life can be a very hard challenge, but with faith and determination many wonderful things happen. This is a very inspiring story!

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