This story is a response to the Challenge posted on Friday Fictioneers, which is a weekly blog link-up led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to Purple. A story inspired by the photo prompt, a beginning, middle and end in just 100 words or below, making every word count. Here goes my attempt, hope you guys like it.


Kareem had all the motivation a man would need to be successful, powerful and dirty rich. No wonder he did it in just five years. Built an empire that no one could touch.

But life, life wasn’t in love with Kareem, it offered no companion to celebrate his achievements, no friend to share his lows, no lover to bandage those wounds his morality had suffered in the journey. He often thought of Yami, his first love. No…he didn’t lose her, he just never got the chance to tell her. He had nothing to offer then…

Life he wanted… derailed.

The prompt image

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