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Friday Fictioneers – Global Rituals

ff290415The royal flags fluttered above the palace. A warm, bright sun shone down from a cobalt blue sky. It was set to be another beautiful day in the capital.  Yet the cafés around the square lay empty. Wide avenues normally alive with taxis, tourists and rickshaws were all but deserted. The only real signs of life were in the queue which coiled around the old town hall.

‘What’s happening?’ I asked the man at the back.

‘Plasma TV! Only 3000 Rupees!’ he grinned.

‘Wow, they have Black Friday here too,’ my wife said, as we quickly took our place in line.

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These words form my entry into Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge. 

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