Tuesday, April 05, 2016


Little Johnie was basking in the sweetness of his favourite yogurt, as he walked on the streets. Suddenly, the bowl of yogurt slipped from his grasp and fell.

Johnie bent to pick it up, but his mother intervened, “No son. This yogurt is dirty now. I will buy you a new one.” She threw the bowl in a dustbin lying by the pavement.

After they left, three rag-pickers, barely in their teens, leapt towards the bin. They shared and savoured the discarded yogurt, a dessert they were not privileged to taste often.

“Yummy,” said one.

“Yes,” agreed the others.

This 99 word fiction is shared with Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - D.


  1. I have seen this and it is amazing how you painted it with words...so moving:-)

  2. That is so true...somebody's misery is somebody's privilege;)


  3. Dirty for one and yummy for the other. It makes one stop and think.
    A small suggestion- why don;t you add your website to your gravatar? Makes it easier to navigate.