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Her glorious days

Photo by: Etol Bagam

Ming was sold to the opera troupe when she was merely six. She hated her father for squandering all the money and selling her. However, she didn’t resign to fate. She worked hard and practised hard.

Her years of hardship paid off, when she was appointed the female lead role, and reigned the industry with her superb performances.

During her round-the-world tour, she found her love. She decided to quit, get married and start a family.

In her sixties, Ming was back to the theatre, a place she once called home. She was glad that she could revisit the theatre before it was demolished. She took her last picture of the theatre.

The End!

I’ve told the story as requested. Now, keep your promise and take your medicine quickly before the head nurse comes!

Handing me the tablets, Nurse Lee left the ward.

(143 words)

Β© 2015 Fun Simplicity. All Rights Reserved.

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, Challenge #34.

Thank you Priceless Joy for hosting the weekly challenge, and Etol Bagam for supplying the photo.


  • a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less)
  • each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end
  • no serial (continuation) stories
  • include a pingback to the challenge post



22 thoughts on “Her glorious days

  1. Wow, interesting take of the prompt: from having her sold by her father to earning a higher position to finally leaving without much trouble to coming back before the theatre is torn down. I really like this and bitter sweetness at the end. Thanks for writing and sharing this story!

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  2. I was really into the story and had to laugh at the ending! It was being told by a nurse in a long-term care facility (or hospital)! Haha! Cute story and great ending! Thank you, again, for participating in FFfAW challenge!

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    1. So glad it made you laugh. πŸ™‚ Some patients need to be coaxed before taking the their medicine, especially the older ones. Thank you for the weekly challenger. I really enjoy participating. πŸ™‚

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