Tale: Debt

Tale: Debt


“How much do you need?”
“Not much. A little would do. I owe lunch for two days to the guy next door. I owe few cloths to my roommate- just need to send to laundry.”
“That’s all?”
“Hm- I owe few bucks to landlord for the rent. And I had broken his doorlock few days back.”
“Anything else?”
“I could have a tour in Hawaii. You know…”
“Oh well!”
“If you don’t mind, actually, I wanted to visit Himalaya. I would definitely meet those great Gurus.”
“So- how much do you need?”
“Do I have to pay you back soon?”
“You do not have to think about that now.”

Damn! It took few moments to understand- Someone knocking the door. I just woke up.

Those are my debt, and still is my headache!

© Moonomo, 2011Image

Disclaimer: It’s a tale of someone whom I don’t know, whom I never met. In plain English, it’s a tiny tale.


  1. Dreamland is the field where debt may be thought as a help to grow!

    When reality hits, you find debts are better left alone! :)

    Great tiny tale, dud!! Fine final twist!!

    1. Omo

      Once in the road to grow debt, it’s all become a blackhole- in both dreamland and in reality!

      Thank you, Tony- :))

  2. A wonderful tale that makes me think more of what the debt is all about. Written nicely and leaves impacts on the reader (me). If only someone didn’t knock on the door…..

    Loved this tale! :)

    1. Omo

      If only someone didn’t knock the door- the man would owe many more things to many more person- you know all about that cycle- :))

      Thank you so much- :)

  3. Debt can be so fun in dreams ! :) I was sympathatic till he said that he had broken his landlord’s doorlock and all…then suddenly he started telling about his dream wishes like tour in Hawaii and Himalayan visit of luxury and fun…lol. He wanted to assure whether he needed to pay back soon :) He even got the reply that he didn’t needed to think about that ! ( its only possible in dreams )

    In reality debt can be a headache. Very well written tale.
    I always like your choice of picture too :)

    1. Omo

      People once fall into debt- wishful thought wants more and more without effort- ;))

      Thank you, Kitty!

  4. He is lucky he woke up when he did as he would have found himself in worse trouble. A great cautionary tale :)

    1. Omo

      Very right- only if he could try to vanish the headache- all is good! :)

      Thank you, Maria!

  5. A nice tale to tell.. dreams can be so funny sometimes..

    1. Omo

      Very true- Thanks Aj!

  6. a very well written short tale witha long-lasting impact..

    1. Omo

      Thank you and welcome, chhavi!

  7. So true! Love the way the tale progresses. And who wouldn’t want a trip to the Himalayas!

    1. Omo

      Thank you! Welcome to Moonstruck- :))

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