Thursday 13 June 2019

Three Musketeers

The journalist was eagerly interviewing the billionaire, who lived a frugal life.
There was a huge glass showcase where he had displayed trophies of all shapes and sizes.
The journalist could not understand why an old tea-kettle, a spoon, and an iron occupied space there.
PHOTO PROMPT - Valerie J. Barrett
"Don't these three stand out from the rest of the showcase?" he wondered aloud.
The billionaire replied quickly, "No!”
“I have preserved them in their original form to remind me where I come from. 
My father sold tea, while my mother ironed clothes.
I pitched in too.

They made me study in college..."

Do you keep such reminders to remind you of your past or achievements?
Do you feel those who have a rags-to-riches story are more grateful and appreciate wealth better?

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers.


  1. Dear Anita,

    Smart parents.



  2. Its important to never forget one's roots. Nice one.

  3. Well, it's an interesting point of view. I'm not sure that people who have succeeded through their own efforts are more grateful, though; it seems to me they're more likely to say "I made it by my own efforts. You should be able to do the same." It would be revealing to know how they treat their workforce.

  4. Interesting take on the photo....


  5. If he remembers his roots, he should remain a good man.

  6. He is good to remember his roots, I bet many don't. Great story. I'm not sure all appreciate their riches more than the born-rich. I think some want to forget where they came from.

  7. Excellent story with honorable moral.

  8. Well done. I believe we appreciate that for which we have labored far more than whatever is handed to us with no effort on our part.


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