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#FridayFotoFiction: The Handy Man

“Fixed, auntyji” he shouted, “Now this one will not trouble you again.”

Aparna was glad that Subhash had come over at such short notice or by now her house would be flooded. “Thanks, Subhash, I don’t know what I would do if not for you.”

This was the fourth time auntyji had called Subhash to her 24th floor apartment. Sometimes it was the fan that wasn’t turning, the leaking taps or the wobbling table. He was a bit fed up with this old lady who felt she had a right over him, just because she had lent him money to buy his bike.

Aparna was glad that Subhash came to visit regularly. Abhi had forgotten her 75th birthday while he was busy living his American dream. She offered Subhash some cake, “It’s pineapple, my favourite. Take some for Munni.”

Subhash fumbled, making sure the diamond-studded watch didn’t fall out of his pocket while he took the box auntyji offered.


Word Count: 159

Tina Basu

This piece is part of #FridayFotoFiction with Tina Mayuri.


  1. This handyman certainly had his hands full!
    Love your portrayal of the different shades of life.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  2. Liked the twist at the end. He seems to living his Big Indian Dream. Good story, Nayantara.

  3. Handy man seems to be better at some other tricks as well! Interesting twist at the end!

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  4. I like the unexpected element at the end. Good Tara

  5. Great take on the prompt. Poor woman…

  6. Interesting take on the prompt! Weaving two stories and lives together. Awesome 🙂

  7. ohh god… its sad reality actually, people leave their parents alone, they rely on others and they cheat them. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.

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