Tessy’s obsession

Born to a socially ostracized and unwed mother, who worked multiple menial jobs to make ends meet, Tessy was obsessed with making a mark in this world that she sang, “I’m turning the wheels of fortune!”

A brilliant child, she bagged scholarships right from primary school until university and landed a plum job through a campus selection and at each milestone, she sang… “I’m turning the wheels of fortune!”

Tessy’s mom threw a party – a first in her life – to celebrate her daughter’s engagement to her college sweetheart and was overwhelmed with emotions when her extended family embraced Tessy.

A month later, as Tessy’s mom was with her to-be-son-in-law, Tom, planning their wedding, Tessy rang up to say she was at the registrar to marry her boss.

Later that day, Tessy walked in with her husband, returned the engagement ring to Tom, and told her mom, “Better a wealthy guy for a husband than a salaried hunk to turn our wheels of fortune!”


Picture Courtesy: MorgueFile


Word Prompt: Wheels

© Nisha Sanjeev

Written for Five Sentence Fiction

Also linking it to Write Tribe and Ultra Blog Challenge



11 responses

  1. Ohh…well that was not such a great thing to do right?

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  2. Oops! That must have hurt Tom. Hope it works out well for her!

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  3. Oh my! She sounds kind of cynical no? 🙂

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  4. I bet her mom didn’t like that!

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  5. Woaaa that’s quite a turn of events. Loved the story. She is smart 🙂

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  6. What a turnaround!

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  7. You know, Nisha, (or should I say Tessy) the wheels of fortune can turn both ways – backwards and forwards … they can also spin in neutral. At the end of the day you get what you deserve.

    Good story! HUGS ❤

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  8. Chase the wealth and you’ll be always doing that until you’re left with nothing. Very well portrayed 🙂

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  9. Oh..she’s hell bent on turning the wheels..hope she doesn’t turn it the wrong way and it ends up rolling over her!

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  10. Oh that was some turnaround. At some point in life, one needs to think beyond just making money. Super story Nisha :).

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