Woman Proves Nessie Exists” the poster was displayed prominently, in big and bold font, outside front window of the newspaper’s office.

I want the poster to grab maximum number of eyeballs,”

declared the sales manager,

I hope this will increase our weekend newspaper sale. I want more such news item each day of the week throughout the month all year round.”

Management has been concerned about dwindling sales numbers. If this trend continued, soon heads may role and jobs will be lost.

Jessie saw the poster while scouting the area for “Hiring” sign. She could not understand which part of the news was more absurd, “Nessie’s existence or confirmation by a woman!

All her life, Jessie has faced ridicule at her own home, by her father, brother, husband and later son. They all thought of her to be an idiot. Even now, Jessie felt derisive laughter and curious stare hitting her backside, screaming,

 “God knows what she has seen; Must be drunk or in bad mood. Woman!

Not anymore,”

she picked up a piece of rock, as something snapped within her, and hurled at the glass front.

Jessie quickend her pace, as wail of a police siren became audible at a distance.

Word Count : 199

This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge hosted by Sunday Photo Fiction Nov 25th, 2018, for Aspiring Writers. For other stories on the theme, look here.

Photo Credit : C E Ayr

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