Friday’s 55 Fiction : Renaissance

55 Fiction is a form of micro-fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words.


Excavators, dump trucks… he was seeing in his village for the first time.

Army vans and ambulances filled him with awe.

Hundreds of workers and on-lookers gave the place a feel of fair.

A dozen men and women with mikes talking animatedly on camera changed the picture of a boy falling in a bore well
PS: Incidents/tragedies of little children falling in bore wells have been happening for a long time. But the media coverage of a little Prince from the village Aldeharhi in Haryana who fell in a 18 meters deep bore well changed the way the rescue operations were taken up for such mishaps. It was said that even the PM Dr. Manmohan Singh was following the story closely.
Prayers for Prince had been held in temples, mosques and churches across India. Shashi Jain, a caller to Zee News, said: “May God add the remaining years of my life to this little boy’s life.” The power of media, indeed!

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23 thoughts on “Friday’s 55 Fiction : Renaissance

  1. It was due to media’s hype only, that after the rescue little price was awarded with several scholarships and money….

    and then started the series of many such similar stories… 🙂

  2. Ive noticed this increasing number of borewell accidents involving small kids. I wonder why these elders act with such laxity regarding borewells. Many precious young lives are lost in these borewells. It’s high time for local authorities to spread awareness about covering all kind of wells and slabs.

  3. Personally, I am very upset with media for sensationalising incidents not as part of journalistic reporting but more as TRP exercise.Since Prince was the first case, it got the kind of coverage it got.
    Media is doing a good job too depending upon which side is the bread buttered.

  4. True media is too powerful. I do remember after Prince’s extensive coverage, there used to be news of fallen kids every now & then. Instead I wish they’d focus on repairing the roads!! 🙂

  5. @ lostworld : Well said! Repairing roads and covering/fencing these bore wells should had been on agenda! Alas! That is not on focus! 🙁

    @ Indian Home Maker : Yeah, that’s what it was reported!
    Thanks 🙂

  6. @ Insignia : Rightly said. Yeah, then there was a spate of incidences and there was live coverage for 1-2 days!! Thanks 🙂

    @ Neha : Agree a minute by minute coverage of such incidents is way too much. Of course, not denying the tragedy!! Thank you 🙂

    @ Sweta : Oh, scholarships?? I didn’t know that!! 😛

    @ kanaguonline : Sadly! 🙁

    @ Nethra : Yeah 😐

    @ Reema : Oh! Wouldn’t know that! 😛

    @ Someone is Special : It’s the game of TRPs here too!

    @ BK Chowla : Absolutely right. And there were many “Princes”, after this 😛

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