Assorted Tales

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

These are a collection of Micro-Fiction

The Interview

I got a call for an interview for a school in Japan and it is through zoom. Unfortunately my android does not support zoom and I have to use the laptop but I am not so well versed with using a laptop. I need my wife’s help. Now my wife is not supportive of me getting a job abroad. So I had to tell her a lie that a firm nearby was recruiting English Teachers and they wanted to interview me through zoom. She fell for it as she thought that I can manage my day to day expenses without depending on her and my mother. I hope to get through the interview as I need to become financially independent from my wife and mother.

Cambodian Fiasco

Twice I got a job for a school in Cambodia and twice I failed to turn up.  I don’t know why I did it but it is sounding too silly. The third time I tried in the same school, they rejected me outright. I feel so dejected as I lost a wonderful opportunity.

My Wife

She thinks I am garbage, waste, a refuse of the earth. She is emotionally cold and uncaring.  She is bitchy and treats me like scum of the earth. How much I long for a caress, a kiss, an emotional bonding. Well our married life is lacklustre and parched like a desert. The bitch does not even have the decency to allow me to have the simple pleasures of the bed.

God and Creation

Yes, God is a marvellous architect of the universe. There is a marvel in all of his creation. I wonder ironically why he created me in his own image. It is strange that he has given me a free will. God should have been content with the universe that he created. Why did he create man to be his plaything? For me there is an annoyance of living on messy earth. I am whining like a desperado. Why should I use my free will to choose him? Why does he make life hard and absurd for me? Why does not be care for my daily needs? Can he make the meaning of existence a celebration? Why do prayers go unanswered? Yes my spirit is willing to tune to God but my flesh is weak, adamant and stubborn. If God knew the fate of a pre-ordained man and the sin that he would be committing why did he create Adam and Eve in the first place? He should have been content with the physical universe that he created. If God knew that man’s nature is fallible why did he create him in the first place?


Submitted: October 13, 2021

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