Orange Is The New Black

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

The clear blue skies, the slight chill in the breeze, the chirping of the birds, the happy atmosphere - I was not the one to appreciate all this. I buried myself in the virtual world.

You see, I was famous online.

I was an fashion star with many followers. I kept myself busy by posting my pictures on all the social media platforms. I was addicted to selfies and my phone. One day, while driving, I took a selfie and ended up killing a pedestrian out for a walk.

Today, in prison, this is the only phone I get to use.

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 28th July 2017.

28 comments:

  1. A timely cautionary tale. Good take.

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  2. Nice take on the prompt. Also cautionary in today's world.

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  3. Well written. Social media can make you lose track of reality. I have seen so many people who are completely addicted and obsessed. They really take their limited fame very seriously.

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    1. Oh we have so many of them, don't we? Thanks, Rachna.

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  4. Guess selfies are a thing of the past for her! Excellent.

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    1. Oh yes, definitely. Thanks Keith.

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  5. Dear Soumya,

    How quickly one careless act can change a life. Nicely done.
    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  6. Very relevant in today's selfie obsessed world. Nice one Soumya!

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  7. From a virtual life to virtually no life. Quite a plunge.

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  8. Pride growth before a fall? Well done story.

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  9. There is a big, beautiful world outside the five inches of a mobile phone. This tale is well written, a reality check. Cheers, Varad

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  10. This should be required reading for some people I know. Good writing.

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  11. An relevant, impactful tale under 100 words. Very well done, Soumya.

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  12. Nicely written , Soumya and so very relevant !
    Best wishes,
    Moon
    https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

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