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Farewell Letter

August 16, 2014 • ☕️ 1 min read
15th August

Dear John,

I hope this letter finds you in good health. All of us here at the office are well and in high spirits. John, as much as I respected your right to hold an opinion and valued you professionally as my supervisor, your argument that ‘Indians are uncultured and incapable of ruling themselves’ never found favour with your predominantly Indian staff. Please find attached the new political map of the world (with India as its newest independent nation).

Yours faithfully,

Aaharen Nayakan

PS: We’re glad you left.

ca. 1870-1900, cabinet card, outdoor portrait of two women reading a map against a tree, with an unusual tandem tricycle parked nearby via

15th August is India's Independence Day. I got all fired up before writing this one and then realised that 26th January(Republic Day) might be a better day for the letter, but hell with historical accuracies; it's Independence Day!

This letter is a response to Lillie McFerrin’s Five Sentence Fiction word MAPS and the photo prompt by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for 15th August - combined - because I’m lazy. Please do check out the other submissions for these two prompts. You’ll find some really great stories. The two images belong to Tuesday Johnson and Jan Wayne Fields respetively

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