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The Inheritance Of Loss

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

"I can't believe dad didn't tell us where he hid the gems." Neil says angrily.

"You convert your earnings to precious gems and not tell your children where you kept it?" Nathan says.

"Just because we're his children, doesn't mean we get everything he toiled hard to build, for free." Ned points out.

"With mom and him gone, it would make our life so easier if he had shared it among us. I've lost all respect for him now." Nathan says angrily.

They were all so blinded by greed that they failed to notice the vase in front of them.


This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 22nd February 2019.


  1. Aah! The demons of greed can engulf and blind completely!
    That's a good one, Soumya!!

  2. What was the vase? Indeed it would seem foolish for the parents to invest all their savings in an object so fragile that one push and the fortune is gone! I don't blame the kids though I do agree that they shouldn't feel entitled to their parents' fortune...

    1. The gems were hidden inside the vase, Sunitha. Those tiny balls that you see :)

      Kids should never feel entitled to their parent's fortune. It was never theirs to begin with.

  3. Somehow I don't think their father wanted them to have the gems.

  4. Serves them right.


  5. Greed brings comes out the most when a loved one dies. Great story.

  6. All that wealth at their fingertips and yet they can't see it. Love it!


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