The Pink Panther


Sheila waited nervously in the lobby. Soon, she was to be called in for the interview. Looking down at her plain clothes and worn out sandals, she thought, “Will they even consider me?” The other candidates looked so stylish!

But she was not the only one, who was out of the place at the huge Film Design studio. 

Placed in the middle of life-like paintings of Cherubs, Nymphs and landscapes, was a huge photograph of a pink diamond against a black background. It just did not fit!

Her turn came and the overbearing boss threw a question without even looking up, “I saw you checking out the diamond picture in the lobby. If you were me, what would you name it? 

“The Pink Panther,” Sheila answered.

“Why,” he asked with interest.

“First, because the diamond in the picture is flawed just like it was in the film ‘The Pink Panther’.” 

“And second,” she paused looking around at the posters of Aishwarya. “Your favourite star was in that film.”

Sheila nailed the job!

(This image reminded me of the series of films -‘The Pink Panther’. In the film, a flawed pink diamond is used as major plot device. Famous Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan acted in the movie. Find her picture below from the film ‘The Pink Panther’. She will soon be seen in a new film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’)

(Image courtesy Google)

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 Jade M Wong for the image!

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38 thoughts on “The Pink Panther

  1. Being able to think quickly was a much more employable skill than being able to dress stylishly! I don’t think I’ve seen that version of The Pink Panther, though I know the old Peter Sellers version. Good story, Shivangi. 🙂
    I actually thought I’d posted this comment several hours a go. I’ve just switched on my kindle and found it still sat here! Sorry for the delay.

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    1. So kind of you to say that… The pink panther was the name of a pink diamond and the plot revolved around it. Do watch the older version, you may not like the newer version. Indian actress starred in the newer film so it is more special for Indians but the older one is a better version. Thank you for stopping by and for your heart warming comments😀😀😀

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