Daily Bread #FridayFictioneers


Ma Baker

´Wow! Nisha! The school topper again. Your parents must be so proud.´

Nisha gave a nervous smile. Being an Indian child was not easy – the life-long pressure to fit into the ideal mould! 

´Nisha will become a doctor.´, decided Leena, her mother.

´She will take after me.´, scowled Rishabh, her engineer father.

But all, Nisha desired was to be a baker. She was caught between pursuing her passion and her parent´s tall expectations.

As she cut another fine slice of her home baked bread, she chanced upon a delightful heart silhouette in it. She found her answer!

(Word Count: 99 words)

Linking up with Rochelle Wisoff for #FridayFictioneers, a photo prompt flash fiction. Thanks © Kelvin M. Knight for the photo.  #FlashFiction


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    • Hi Akshata! So good to hear from you. Absolutely, especially more so in our country where we feel entitled as parents over our children´s futures especially. Of course, parents want less risk and the best for their children but it´s also tied down to societal expectations and ideal standards. Thank you so much! Keep reading! Hugs!

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  1. Such a happy post.
    Sad that Indian parents force their unfulfilled dreams on their kids .
    I love your creative post and tge message just conveyed in 99 words.
    The hit of the post for me was the heart in the bread


    • Hi Dixita! Thank you for the lovely appreciation. Yes, it´s sad that it happens …especially when they have invested and feel entitled. To a large extent, it is driven out of fear and love as well. Hopefully, we will see more parents who will encourage their kids to pursue their dreams. 🙂 Oh, the heart in the bread is a prompt…and we have to build a tale around that. I agree though..that´s a pretty cute pic! 🙂 Keep stopping by and reading! Have a great weekend! Cheers!


    • Hi Alice! A warm welcome to my blog. Absolutely, when you put your heart into something that you are passionate about, the results are fantastic. I for see a fulfilled life for Nisha where she creates some outrageously good looking and delectable treats for all. A entrepreneur…a baker par excellence…the possibilities are endless. 🙂 Keep stopping by and reading! Love and Cheers!


    • Hi Randy! A warm welcome to my blog! Thank you for those encouraging words. Glad you liked the story. Absolutely! That is the mystery of Life …miracles, intuitions, signs ..:) Hmm..the bread of life…indeed. And its the Lord´s Day today here in this part of the world..What timing! Lol! Keep stopping by and reading! Cheers! 🙂


    • Hi Luccia! Firstly, a warm welcome to my blog! That is a possible problem yes….depends on how Nisha pushes forth her case. Not an easy task for sure but yes, let´s hope for the best! Keep stopping by and reading! Love and Cheers!


  2. Sad that many parents decide which direction their kids’ career should go even before they’re old enough to decide for themselves. I hope she follows her heart. Good bread is very important too. 🙂


  3. Dear Tina,

    I’ve never understood parents who forced their children into their mold. My cousin became a doctor…and a good one I might add…to please his father. It was never his dream, but my uncle’s. Thought provoking story.

    Did I ever welcome you to Friday Fictioneers? If not, welcome. If so, welcome…again. 😉



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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I loved your style of commenting like an intimate handwritten letter format or style. It´s refreshing to read a comment in this style. Same here..I feel sad to see people coaxed into changing their minds and choosing one vocation over the other owing to societal ideals and standards. I know a similar story to that of your cousin. One lady who is a genius when it comes to craft and stitching..she´s got a fertile imagination and magical hands..really. She wanted to get into the Arts profession but decided otherwise to please her parents. She is in her mid 50s now with grown up kids and still harbours her long cherished dream of opening her own boutique..creating and selling her designs once she is done with her parental duties….someday. 🙂 I don´t remember any welcome…but it´s okay as long as I have you and the other community members reading my posts and interacting with me wholeheartedly. Thank you so much for having me in this talented community.

      Love and Cheers,

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      • Dear Tina,

        I hope the lady will realize her dream. It’s never too late. I am realizing my own as an artist in my latter years.
        I hope you’ll visit some of the other stories and leave comments, including mine. 😉 One of the wonderful things about this global community is getting to know one another through reading and commenting. Personally, I think Friday Fictioneers has the key to World Peace. 😀



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