Monday, 31 August 2015

Devils Abode

“The cemetery spread along the area known as Devils Abode.”

I, a banker, spent my free hours at the cemetery.
© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham ; Photo Prompt- MFTS

People thought I was crazy and that they shouldn't trust me with their money.


"If the banker is so fond of Devils Abode, he must be a devil himself!" they reasoned.

Others, who already had accounts in my bank & had deposited jewelry and precious belongings in my bank's lockers for safekeeping, wanted to withdraw.

PHOTO PROMPT - ©Claire Fuller
 © Claire Fuller PHOTO PROMPT- Friday Fictioneers
An inquisitive scribe interviewed me while I was at Devils Abode.

"Why are you so fond of Devils Abode, Mr.Banker?"

"I come to Devils Abode to remind myself of life's lesson- Riches are temporary. No person carries cash or lockers to the after-life... Somehow I feel at peace here at the cemetery where the souls are resting in peace. There are no material pursuits or misjudgment about my character by anyone here!"


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16 comments:

  1. Excellent analogy. Nice post Anita.. :-)

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  2. Would you believe me if I say I have the same liking to sit in a cemetery for hours.... There was a cemetery near to my college where I used to visit with my friends... Its really very peaceful and the feeling is beyond words.... nice to hear that from you....

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    http://abhishekwrites.blogspot.in/2015/08/from-morning-it-had-been-raining-lot.html

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  3. I avoid cemetery's when I can. They frighten me. Good story

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  4. Two prompts for the price of one! Good story!

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  5. If only all bankers shared this philosophy. Well done!!!

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  6. Interesting how you used both prompts. Bankers, considered devils, pretty normal around here these days. Too bad they don't all buy into his philosophy, as Debbie said.
    Well done!

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  7. Great blending of challenges Anita! The philosophy - so true! Thanks for adding another story to the collection and be well... ^..^

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  8. Great story with a great moral! You used some wisdom writing this.

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  9. ~the ending was really good! :D I usually see bankers as evil people *hehe* but you changed that :)

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  10. Such a great post to emphasize the silliness of material things.

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  11. Such an important message...The riches and temporal pleasures ultimately amount to nothing, we all have to end up the same way after all..

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  12. Wow Anita!! Loved the way you combined the two prompts. and just loved this story.

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  13. AT least in there no one can rob you or hurt you ...

    and a lovely message you have conveyed .. all the wordly good will be left here all we will have is ourself and t obe remmebered we need to be good human beings

    Bikram's

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  14. Hey Anita, i was taken aback, when you wrote, "is banker a devil"? I am a banker. and loved the way you later did the analogy. Very true. loved it. Kudos to u.

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  15. You said it, nothing is permanent neither beauty nor wealth. And, the devil banker lives on!

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