NO SMOKING!




Copyright -Claire Fuller

“No smoking! Keep that signboard always in mind,” the workshop owner guided new employee Neil, around the place. “And yeah, don’t get nervous if you see Teddy around. He still comes by and keeps things in check.”

Neil assumed Teddy to be some supervisor.

At night shift, Neil was all by himself welding the metal. Tired, he took out a cigarette. He remembered the warning, but shrugged and lighted anyways. He heard loud footsteps approaching him and next moment a tight slap!

“That was Teddy,” the owner told him next day. He had died in fire-accident and still kept watch.


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58 comments:

  1. Dear Nandini,

    Every shop should have a Teddy. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. thanks for the great prompt @Rochelle

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  2. Mike11:26

    That LAST line grabbed me. Good Job.

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    1. thanks for reading :-) have a nice day

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  3. Wow! Amazing ND! :)

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  4. That was eerie! Nicely written.

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    1. thanks...glad you found it eerie :-)

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  5. Teddy sure made a change

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  6. Teddy is certainly an interesting character. i enjoyed reading this :)

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  7. I love ghosts who slapped ya upside the head for being stupid.

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    1. yea rite...i love them too :D

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    1. thanks for reading :-) have a nice day

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  9. Wow.. Amazing story !

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  10. woww that's a nice twist. Well Written.

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  11. Nice! There's no getting around Teddy, I'm sure. Now, we just need a Teddy for illegal parking, people who use the bathroom and don't wash their hands...:)

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  12. That was a surprising twist in the end! I had guessed teddy to be some animal like watch dog in the beginning :)

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  13. Hi - I used the ghost theme too. Yours is only the 4th post I have read so I'llbe interested to see how many more there are of us!

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    1. heya...i read yours and loved it :-)

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  14. Oh, that's great! And a having a ghost around must cut their costs for security!
    I'm not writing this week, but I'd love it if you'd drop by my blog for a second anyway, I posted a big announcement today.

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  15. Interesting take on the prompt :)

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  16. Great build up to the moment of slap that I could hear the tight sound. Nice! :-)

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    1. thanks for reading @Mahesh

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  17. Wow! A great story with a nice underlying message in just 100 words. Like like!

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  18. Simple and Meaningful.

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  19. Ooh...that's one of the rare ghost stories where ghosts do something more meaningful than killing people! Good one!

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    1. thanks dear...FYI...i don't think ghosts can kill people except in movies ;-)

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  20. Really loved this Nandini:-)If only we had such a "Teddy" everywhere,so many accidents would never ever happen!Well done!

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    1. I'd actually be very scared if there were Teddys everywhere :D thanks dear...

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  21. I approve of ghosts being put to use, instead of wandering around scaring people for no good reason. There's a whole free workforce out there in the 'life to come'! Nice story.:)

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    1. oh..yea...they can be pretty useful too :-))

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  22. Thank God! There is no Teddy in my company premisis.

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  23. Good for Teddy. Nice little story.

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  24. Perfect little story, Nandini. You didn't waste a word.

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    1. yep..tried not to :-) thanks

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  25. Oooh, that gave me the chills!!!

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    1. urs was a creepy one too..different kinda :D

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  26. Lol funny story, every place should have a ghost like that one.

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  27. Short and sweet. Good one.

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  28. very nice story nandini. shocking revelation. good one.

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