IMG_0764“Sir, market value of your car is Rs. 57,000,” droned the valuator’s mechanical voice on phone, “company calculates salvage at 75%. So Rs. 42,750.”

Tears trickled as he mumbled “ok”. “12 years of loyal service”, he thought, “How can they assign a Rupee value?”

“So, that’s what he gets attached to?” she wondered, “Inanimate objects.”
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This 55-word story is in response to a prompt on ‘Salvage’ from here.