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Rent Control, by Mark Tulin – Friday Flash Fiction

Rent Control, by Mark Tulin – Friday Flash Fiction
— Read on www.fridayflashfiction.com/poetry/rent-control-by-mark-tulin

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

11 comments on “Rent Control, by Mark Tulin – Friday Flash Fiction

  1. I love how this short story had such a great moral ending!

  2. You really are good at putting forth a message in a short span of words! In the space of a very few lines, you tell a story with a moral; however, the moral is not forced on the reader. Life plays out with the two characters simply showing their true selves; one is caring, and compassionate, the other is greedy, and self-centered. The world needs people like the first guy, people who value other people over the value of a dollar. In the end, the dollar really only goes so far; kindness is magnified one hundred times over. It cannot be measured, because we do not know how many hearts an act of kindness will touch. Great story!

    • Well said, Linda. Kindness and compassion are the two things we need the most and are in such short supply. Your point that kindness is magnified one hundred times over is very true. If we could just let go of our greed and selfish interests for just a minute we’d realize the importance of kindness and compassion. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙂

  3. An smazing reaping! 🍵😎🍵

  4. I loved this story! And I agree with the other commenters about the moral. It almost reads like a Proverb of sorts. Be good to your neighbors and receive help when needed or choose to be greedy and left out in the cold when you’re hurting. Very well put, Mark.

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