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“Why are you crying, my child?” the gentle teacher asked the student.

“Anya scored more than me in 3 subjects and now I stand to lose the first rank to her” replied a distraught Sia between sobs.

“From where I stand, Sia, ranks don’t matter. What matters is if you have learnt the lessons” replied the wise teacher.

High above somewhere, the Master smiled at the irony of the teacher’s teachings as he witnessed her squabble shortly over an election lost for the post of the principal.

“A bird’s eye view is difficult to obtain until you reach much higher.”

PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Word count: 100

Linking the post to 100 word fiction at Friday Fictioneers.


  1. Nicely done....irony is a great twist! :-)

  2. Hmmm.... Always easier to preach than practice. Very true Uma.

    1. Always, and its difficult to obtain the same perspective in different situations.

  3. Sia is fortunate to be under the tutelage of an understanding teacher. Ranks and positions are unfortunately a barometer of success. Sigh.

    1. Sia was fortunate, Kalpana, but unfortunately the teacher could not follow her own teaching.

  4. Good one, loved the ironical twist :)

  5. Some people don't practice what they preach :) Nice one.

    1. It's easier to preach, no? thanks, Sulekka :-)

  6. True indeed, we often forget what we preach :)

  7. Dear Uma, Good lesson and point taken. Love your story! Nan :)

  8. Uma, Good and well-written story. That's a good lesson to remember. Well done. :) ---Susan

    1. Dear Susan, thank you for your encouraging comment as always :-)


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