The oldest theatre hall in the city caught fire. The firemen were trying to douse the fire. Alia could hear howling of trapped people.
Her mom Sarita was ranting ‘This is sabotage. The hall was not making profit. They want to demolish it and build a new 5 star shopping Mall.’
Alia nonchalantly asked ‘how do you know Ma?’
‘Everybody is saying. Even the news channels’
‘No, that is false. The fire broke out due to carelessness.’
Three months later Alia saw a new signboard ‘Site for Shopping Mall’.
She remembered the grafitti on the Church wall “greed begets sin.”
Word Count: 100
It is Friday and am back with a new flash fiction for Friday Fictioneeers hosted by our favorite Rochelle Wisoff Fields. Thank you J Hardy Caroll for the photo prompt. To read more stories based on this photo prompt click here.