Fiction 55 is a form of writing where the whole story has to fit in 55 words.
“What? They expect you to do the job without a gun?” I asked the young man.
He smiled and replied, “Don’t ask me, asked the boss. I just need the 5000 bucks he gives me.”
“What are you doing sitting there!” screamed a voice. “Open the gate you moron! Who’s the watchman, you or me?”
P.S. While I waiting for a friend, I had the chance of speaking to a watchman standing outside the gate. He was a young looking guy, dressed in a dark blue uniform. Having nothing to do while I was waiting, I started talking to him. After I learnt he was getting just Rs 5000 for this job, I asked him why was he even doing this? He told me, he was doing this so that he could fund his college education. Others he says do it for feeding their families. Except at some places, guards usually just have a stick to use as a weapon to fight against unwelcome intruders. The above fiction 55 I just narrated isn’t real. But, the fact is these guys aren’t given the kind of respect I think they deserve. If you ask me, they deserve as much respect as we do, if not more.
P.P.S. The P.S. ended up being longer than the actual post.
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