Business as Usual: #FridayFictioneers #FridayFotoFiction

Business as Usual: #FridayFictioneers #FridayFotoFiction

The beaches are bustling. It’s business as usual.

They were shut for two long years, as the pandemic continued to wreck havoc.

Things have begun to ease out. People have slowly, but surely mustered the courage to travel and visit public places.

The masks are still intact, not so much the social distancing!

The crowds thronging the flea market look radiant.

They have survived the onslaught of the virus.

While in quarantine they managed to don multiple hats – baker and doctor, chef and nurse, housekeeper and teacher, online student and mommy’s helper, social worker and homemaker, working class hero and gardener; and more.


Photo Prompt © Jan Wayne Fields






Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details here). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt above. 

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit here.

31 thoughts on “Business as Usual: #FridayFictioneers #FridayFotoFiction

  1. I’m a bit late to the party, but as others have said it’s great you’ve joined the FF gang again! A brilliant take on the prompt; hopefully, you’ll be back again this week!

    1. Life always goes on, Joanna, doesn’t it? So it’s going to be business as usual once again. 🙂

      Thank you for reading and leaving your imprints.

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Susan. Was writing fiction after a long sabbatical, so was kind of iffy.

      I’m so glad to see everyone repose their faith on me. 🙂

  2. Yes, this pandemic has done a number on us but we have managed to adapt as best as we can. Hopefully, it wouldn’t be another two years before we are back to normal. Great take on the prompt, Natasha 🙂

    1. Yes, hopefully not. 🙂

      Sooner than later. Fingers crossed.

      It’s great to see how adaptable we all are.

      Thank you so much for reading and writing in. 🙂

  3. In most ways, this is horrible, but in some ways, it’s good that we get to wear different hats. As much as most, if not all, of us can’t wait to get back to normal, different can be good.

    1. Yes, you said it. We get to hone a few skills. Well, we get some, we lose some.
      Quarantine I feel is a state of mind. 🙂
      Thanks Nobbin for visiting.

  4. Dear Natasha,

    Two years? Let’s hope not. So many parents putting on teacher’s hats. I wonder how many will be more supportive of the schools in the future? 😉 Nicely done. Welcome back.



    1. Two years or more is what WHO is claiming.
      But then who knows what the future has in store. Que Sera Sera! 🙂

      I hope too that it doesn’t two years!

      Ah! I hear you. Homeschooling might just be one of the best laid plans. I toyed with the idea myself, but have been iffy about it.

      Glad to be back, dear Rochelle. Thank you. 🙂

  5. well, life has to return to normal. I hope people understand the concept of social distancing, an alien concept in our country. Stay safe.

    1. Yes, it can feel like an alien concept, but as of now the educated masses seem to be doing well with it.

      Yes, life will eventually return to normal.

      Thanks for reading, Arvind. 🙂

  6. This pandemic is bringing out different talents hiding inside us or more like forcing us to try different roles. I hope it doesn’t last 2 years as in your fiction. 🙂

    1. Ha! Ha! I hope so too. That was just a reference to what I’d heard WHO claim sometime back. Or even that Covid is here to stay.

      Thanks Vinitha.

  7. Lovely to see you back writing fiction, Natasha. This is a heart-warming story. It’s not just the virus that can mutate, we do too.

    1. Thanks dear Varad. I’m glad to see you here too. And yes, happy to be back writing fiction. Amen to that!

      Bang on! You said it. We do so too in multiple ways.

    1. Yes, we humans are pretty resilient. And it’s incredible how tough times bring out the best in us. 🙂
      Thanks for reading and leaving a note.

  8. Nice to see you back at FF Natasha! Great story, although I hope it isn’t 2 years before we get back to some sort of normal. Take care 🙂

    1. Thanks Iain. Good to see you here. Been so long!

      Yes I hope so too. Fingers and toes crossed. Amen!

      You take care and stay safe too!

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