A Millionaire’s misery(Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers)



“Son, See the buildings there. Before I started my own business, I had lived in one of those apartments for 6 years. My workplace was in downtown but since the rent here was cheap, I stayed here. The metro station is 2 miles from here and daily I used to walk to the station.  How hard it was in those days! “. A millionaire father recounted his hardships to his teenage son to teach him about the importance of hard work.

As they sat in their Mercedes Benz parked just opposite the buildings, the father waited eagerly for his son’s reaction. His son, who was fiddling with his iphone all that time, suddenly glanced up and said “Dad! I’m getting late for the birthday party in downtown. Can you please drive us there fast?”


Copyright © 2016 Written by Jahnavi Chintakunta ~ All rights reserved

P.S. This post is written in response to the FFfAW challenge.Thank you Priceless Joy for hosting the challenge, and thanks you Louise for providing the photo.

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33 thoughts on “A Millionaire’s misery(Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers)

  1. I think the Dad’s lesson fell on deaf ears. It is different to have built your fortune and your business then to merely be the recipient of the fall out of that business – Iphones, allowance, probably his own BMW or whatever brand someday. I think the little boy will have to be taught the value of hard work some other day when he is older. Perhaps, he can come and work at the bottom of his Dad’s company in highschool. Or pay his own way through university. Great story with a sadly lost morale.

  2. That’s the bad thing about social media. It has created a “heads down” society (heads down because they are constantly looking down at their devices…haha) Everyone is so “plugged”. They become oblivious to their surroundings. The dad should remove his son’s iphone before talking to him. 😂

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