Mannequins at a Mall in Pune, India. Photo by Vidya Sury ©

Mannequins need the day off too!

December Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Snow & White”

Oops! Caught with our pants down!

We were in Pune for a week, accompanying Sury who had official work. Son and I tagged along with our own agenda of visiting the Film Institute and a few other places. On one of those days, the three of us made a sightseeing plan and after a great trip to the Sinhagad Fort and Panshet Dam and lake, we wound the day up by stopping at a large mall, hoping to get dinner. We didn’t as most shops had already closed.

This one caught my eye — mannequins stacked against the display glass and not even artistically. My heart went out to them. We heard that the shop had been closed for weeks now. Couldn’t help clicking a picture.

Who knew it would come in handy for the challenging December prompt by our amazing Mary Chang Story Writer? I am having a good laugh looking at my collection for this month! Thank you Mary — I want to roll on the snow in your post!

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles ❤ Did you smile today?

One of the reasons I write is to support underprivileged children. Currently, the Medium Partner Program is not open to writers based in India. Would you consider buying me a cup of coffee? ☕ You can also use Ko-Fi. Thank you so much!

Please visit my photo-buddies’ fabulous photos for the Monthly Challenge! Tagging Ellie Jacobson ✍🏻, L Burton, Nicole Anders, Penny Grubb, B.R. Shenoy, Sharing Randomly, Susan Alison, Marie Jones, K. Barrett, John Dean ❤ Can’t get enough of their snow photos!



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Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles


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