Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Community kitchen

FFfAW Challenge-Week of August 22, 2017

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end.


This week's photo prompt is provided by Yarnspinnerr. Thank you for our photo prompt!

             The slow flames cooked the contents of the pots spreading aroma.

Chenamma’s kitchen aptly called ‘Amma’s kitchen’ satiated not only hunger pangs of the 

homeless but also nourished the souls in their darkest moments. It all started with one 

pot of rice and sambhar, serving them free of charge. Hunger knows no boundaries 

and people started queuing up for their daily fill. Being an ingenious labourer, she 

requested her humble patrons to donate some money as a payment for the next person’s 

meal. Thus a chain of charity began and the number of pots swelled. The word of mouth 

publicity brought generous donors. A local vernacular newspaper covered her 

philanthropic act and corporate houses loosed their purse strings. Female labourers 

offered their services as cooks and handy-helps as the kitchen fires grew. The make-shift 

kitchen transformed into ‘Amma’s Canteen’, a brick-mortar structure with housing 

quarters for full-time staff.

Universities hailed ‘Amma’s Canteen’ as a unique start-up with negligible capital and a 

heart full of compassion. Humanity continues to thrive in her flames.

                                      Written for  : FFfAW. Thanks Priceless Joy.   


notes : Amma means mother.

           Sambhar - Indian curry.

Word count : 173

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