Wednesday 22 February 2023

Two Tickets For The Final Match

The final match was scheduled.

The closing ceremony was to be a grand affair with the nation’s favourite performers, and, of course, a spectacular drone-show and fireworks.

There was a long queue.

Three of them, consisting of two adults and a youngster, were eagerly waiting to enter the stadium.

Photo Prompt: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The tickets were exorbitantly priced.

Still, all tickets were sold-out.

They just had two tickets.

But, their hope and belief was strong!

The young girl was praying sincerely.

With a spark in their eyes, they showed the two tickets to the ticket-inspectors.

Three of them were let in!

They danced joyfully!

100 Words story for Friday Fictioneers

Based on the true experience of my sister (one of the adults in this story) at the recent Hockey World Cup Final held at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Do you believe in prayer?


  1. Nice story. There's a real issue with the price of these events these days, and how that can drive out the 'ordinary' fan.

  2. Divine intervention! All the better for actually having been experienced.

  3. What was their hope and belief? May be get another ticket somehow OR sneak in an extra person without a ticket

  4. I not only believe in prayers, I believe in angels on earth who hear them. In this case it was the ticket person who let the 3rd person in. Good story.

  5. Cute little kids can appeal to the most hardened gatekeeper :)

  6. Great story. So glad they all got in.

  7. I too believe in prayer, and in angels. Perhaps the ticket attendant did too.

  8. A good story that ended well. :-)

  9. Hi Shivani, I was going through some comments on a very old post of mine (2013) and came across a comment from you. I wondered if you were still on Blogger. Glad to see you are. And so glad your niece got in!

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your comment, Khoty.
      Yes, I have been blogging and have posted many comments over the years.
      My name is Anita :)
      The little girl happens to be the daughter of our office colleague.


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